Best Time to Visit Tanzania in October

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October is an ideal time to plan a trip to Tanzania, one of the most beautiful and exciting tourist destinations in the world! The weather is suitable, with little to no rainfall, clear skies, and adequate sunshine and warmth. Moreover, there are less mosquitoes in this season, so tourists are safe from risks of dengue and malaria!


Wildlife viewing is easier as animals concentrate around water sources, and are not hidden behind tall grass and excessive vegetation. At Gombe National Park, chimpanzees are easier to spot as they stay on lower slopes. At the scenic Lake Manyara, guests can behold the spectacular sights of waterfalls, lush vegetation, and exotic flora and fauna!


In October, Ngorongoro Crater offers wonderful wildlife viewing and safari opportunities. Guests can spot the Big 5 i.e. lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinoceros, as well as rare species of animals such as mongooses and meerkats. At Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, tourists can spot gazelles, cheetahs, zebras (and even the rare grevy’s zebra!), antelopes, and hippopotamus!


October is the best time to go on a safari, as the cooler, less humid weather, and less dense foliage are favorable. Tarangire National Park offers splendid game viewing during this month! Bird watchers can witness the migrations of several species of exotic birds. Wildlife viewing is magnificent around the Mara River where large herds can be spotted. Lake Tanganyika is at its warmest and offers a very enjoyable and relaxing visit.


At Arusha National Park, tourists can see leopards and hyenas etc, and climb Mount Meru. Adventure seekers and explorers can enjoy trekking, and feel accomplished after a very challenging climb! Kilimanjaro climbing is also popular in October due to the favorable weather conditions, and hence, less safety concerns. The breathtakingly beautiful views, delicious cuisine, and exciting adventure opportunities make the trip a very enjoyable and memorable one!


Visitors could even go to Zanzibar, where pristine beaches offer great opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming, allowing guests to look at colorful corals, and breathtaking marine life such as humpback dolphins, manta rays, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, whales, and many species of exotic fishes! Walking on the white sands, relaxing in the warm October sun, and swimming in the crystal clear waters are amazing experiences that can make the vacation amazing and spectacular.


October is one of the high season months so there are tourists from all over the world at Tanzania. Visitors can interact with people from all over the world and learn about various cultures, ideologies, and lifestyles. In addition to this, they can interact and spend quality time with locals at Stone Town and villages in the Maasai Mara!


Tanzania is a wonderful location, offering numerous exciting opportunities for fun, adventure, luxury, learning, and relaxation. October is an ideal time to visit the beautiful country, and tourists can have the time of their life!

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