Kuro Tarangire
When To Go

When To Go

 Dry season  Green season  Closed
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When to go green

January

Fantastic migrant birdlife

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife The park is green and full of life as the trees and the wild flowers start to bloom. The migrant animals (mainly zebra and wildebeest) move out of the park to their green season grazing but the larger herbivores and predators remain.

When to go weather The rains continue but are usually in the afternoon and relatively short lived. Temperatures are warm and the scenery is very clear and vibrant.

February

Fantastic migrant birdlife

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife The migrant animals (mainly zebra and wildebeest) move out of the park to their green season grazing but the larger herbivores and predators remain. This is the best time to see incredible birdlife and particular migrants.

When to go weather The rains continue but are usually in the afternoon and relatively short lived. Temperatures are warm and the scenery is very clear and vibrant.

March

Fantastic migrant birdlife

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife The beautiful green season continues with brilliant birding.

When to go weather The rains continue but are usually in the afternoon and relatively short lived. Temperatures are warm and the scenery is very clear and vibrant.

April

CLOSED

When to go weather This is the long rains in Tanzania. Rainfall intensifies and getting around the park can be problematic.

May

CLOSED

When to go weather This is the long rains in Tanzania. Rainfall intensifies and getting around the park can be problematic.

June

Big game congregates in large herds

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife The long rains have just finished and the Silale swamp is green and scattered with pools. This is a great time for water birds and also for large herds of buffalo and elephant.

When to go weather Warm sunny days, rain is unlikely and the nights are beginning to cool.

July

Big game congregates in large herds

When to go info Get two nights free by combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp on a seven night itinerary.

When to go wildlife The park is starting to dry out and the herds of zebra and wildebeest start to accumulate east of Silale around Lemiyon and Serengeti Ndogo. The habitual daily treks between the ridges for grazing and the river for water begin again.

When to go weather Warm sunny days, rain is unlikely and the nights are fresh and cool. It can be quite chilly in the early mornings and evenings.

August

Big game congregates in large herds

When to go info Get two nights free by combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp on a seven night itinerary.

When to go wildlife August is dryer still and the daily commute of the wildlife between the higher ground and the river is becoming more pronounced.

When to go weather Warm sunny days, rain is unlikely and the nights are fresh and cool. It can be quite chilly in the early mornings and evenings.

September

Big game congregates in large herds

When to go info Get two nights free by combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp on a seven night itinerary.

When to go wildlife Food starts to become more hard to come by and the water is diminishing. Elephants dig wells in the sandy river beds, in turn visited by other animals.

When to go weather The hottest and driest time of the year. Temperatures are usually around 30 degrees celsius during the heat of the day and there is very little chance of rain.

October

Big game congregates in large herds

When to go info Get two nights free by combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp on a seven night itinerary.

When to go wildlife Food starts to become more hard to come by and the water is diminishing. Elephants dig wells in the sandy river beds, in turn visited by other animals.

When to go weather The hottest and driest time of the year. Temperatures are usually around 30 degrees celsius during the heat of the day and there is very little chance of rain.

November

The short rains begin

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife If it’s dry, the game viewing is much like September and October, but it if it’s wet, there’s a wonderful spring like feel to the place. The grass and leaves quickly sprout green shoots and the animals all have extra bounce after a lean period.

When to go weather November is a mixed month, it can be hot and dry or wet depending on when the short rains start. Either way it is a really good time to visit and see the seasons change.

December

Lush, verdant and full of life

When to go info Excellent value rates, up to 40% off high season rates

When to go wildlife The birds are now in full breeding plumage and are frantically nest building. The migrant herbivores star to move out to their green season grazing territory to the east but this is a wonderful time to see elephants wallowing, flowers and greenery.

When to go weather We expect a bit more rain during December and the temperature is warm and muggy.

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park - 2850 km2 (1,100 square mi) located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania.

During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with  thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. The swamps are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder's dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.