Spring is arriving as the temperatures are rising and Lake Tanganyika is at its warmest this time of year.
In October, Mahale is still fully accessible so a great time to see the chimpanzees. Make the most of the dried-up landscapes in Katavi before the rains begin, with spectacular large groups of elephants and game viewing gathering around the Katuma River.
October is the best time to visit Arusha National Park and if you want to, climb Mount Meru. Although wildlife viewing is not as highly regarded here as it is in other parks, there is still the possibility of seeing leopards and hyenas at dusk and dawn.