January

January

January sees the western parks such as Gombe, Mahale, and Kavati likely to have continuous rain throughout the wet season; trekking surfaces can become muddy and sometimes even impassable so chimpanzee treks are more difficult. Despite humidity also being very high, you don’t feel the heat so much at Ngorongoro Crater due to the high altitude, this is probably the best place to spot rhinos.

Late January is a great time to see the calving season begin with antelope, zebra, and wildebeest delivering their offspring while the landscape is green and there is plenty of water in the parks.

If you want to combine your safari trip to Tanzania with a beach visit, January is a good time to head to Zanzibar, the sea breeze tempering the high humidity making it a pleasant place to soak up some winter sun.

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Northern Tanzania

Activities: Trek,Walking

Dest: Kilimanjaro National Park
Southern Circuit

Activities: Game drive

Dest: Ruaha National Park
western circuit

Activities: Walking,walking

Dest: Katavi National Park
Southern Tanzania

Activities: Bush walking

Dest: Mahale Mountains National Park
Eastern Tanzania

Activities: Beach,Diving,Stranding

Dest: Zanzibar
Northern Tanzania

Activities: Wildlife Safaris

Dest: Serengeti National Park
Southern Tanzania

Activities: Game watching,Culture

Dest: Mikumi Nationanal Park
Northern Tanzania

Activities: Wildlife Safaris

Dest: Ngorongoro Conservation Area