June is the start of the dry season with clear skies, sunshine, flora in bloom, and daytime temperatures usually sitting around 25-30°C with mornings and nights somewhat cooler; this pleasant climate does mean that prices rise significantly too.

In June, thousands of wildebeest stop at Grumeti River to build up numbers before attempting to cross the river. Many cross successfully, however, if you’re in the right place you may spot a crocodile attempting to take down a wildebeest.

As the sun comes out to dry up the landscapes, Katavi and Mahale become accessible once again and large herds of buffalo can be easily spotted in the open landscapes.