The Northern Circuit of Tanzania remains the leading destination on Tourism activities in the country. The Circuit is made up of top-famed destinations namely :-
Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Mkomazi National park.
Actually there is no right or wrong time to visit this lovely Tanzania Circuit, the games and activities here a basically throughout the year. But here are the best times to visit Tanzania Northern circuit destinations when the games are very active with abundant of wildlife.
Serengeti National Park:
When you talk about Serengeti, “great wildebeest migration” is the most attraction offered by the park. The great wildebeest migration is the seasonal natural phenomena that occur among Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Maasai Mara game reserve.
On the months of late December to early April, the herd use to accumulate themselves at the Southern area of Serengeti, Ndutu region. While on January and February is best time to experience great wildebeest migration Calving season.
During May to early June the great wildebeest migration heading and accumulated at Western corridor of Serengeti known as Grumeti area. Here the game is superb especially when crossing the Grumeti River where they go against deadly Nile crocodiles.
On July to late early September, the herd start heading to Northern area of Serengeti, the Kogatende region, where they are heading toward Maasai Mara game reserve across Mara River. You will have pleasant moments when explore the herd against deadly Mara river crocodiles and followed predators.
During the Months of October to mid-December, the game use to be superb at central region of Serengeti, the Seronera area, where other grazers like gazelle, Bufallo, and other use to come against Serengeti predators such as lions, leopards and Cheetah.
Ngrorongoro crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara national park:
The dry season is the most popular time of year at the Northern Circuit of Tanzania especially late June to October. During the dry season commonly wild-animals use to congregate near water sources when it is the best time to experience predators and their prey in close proximity, and offer an exciting game viewing in the parks.
The Rainy season on November to May is considerably less crowded with tourists but also, is still a great time to experience wildlife games. Furthermore the most experience at the wet season is afternoon showers by heavy rains falling in March, April and May. During this season, migratory bird species return, creating a kaleidoscope of color in different parks especially Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara national park.
The best time to trek Kilimanjaro, is apparently January, February, July to October when the weather is defined well with short rains and long dry season. This is quietly different to other Months of year, especially April to May and November to mid December, when rain, mud, ice and fog are common at overall experience and in extreme cases can increase the risks for climbers.