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Safari during the rainy season

safari during the rainy season? When they think of traveling to East Africa, particularly safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, most travelers think of June through October and December through the end of February. Why? These months are the driest period of the year, so many tourists, especially from Europe, have a holiday during this time.

Traveling during the dry season has advantages, including short grass in the plains with less dense bush. Little water holes attract animals during the heat hours of the afternoon, so animals are easily spotted at this time.  

Due to these reasons being considered, the advantages of traveling during the rainy season, which is the months of Mid-March-May and Mid-Nov to Mid-Dec, are often overlooked. 

Here are five reasons why traveling during the green season is considered one of the best seasons to travel for safari.


If you want to have a calm, slow-paced safari, this is the best time of the year to travel. Most Europeans who are the primary visitors to East Africa do not have holidays during the green season, so that means fewer tourists around the parks, noncongested animal spotting areas, less time spent on accessing the gardens at the gate entrances, and most importantly, a reduced price accommodation prices at hotels in the parks. 

Young Babies Everywhere

Most animals give birth during the green season. There was more water, plenty of grazing pastures, and bushy places for the animals to hide during this time, so most animals were favored by this period. In March, you will likely see Zebras and elephants dropping their calf and taking a few steps in the wildlife world. In November, you may see newborn wild dogs as they emerge into their first steps into life. Big cats like lions and leopards are mostly spotted, with newborns just a few days or weeks old taking their steps into life.

Perfect Season for Photographers

Skies are filled with dark storm clouds and bursts of light breaking through, the first rainfalls dispelling the dust of dry season, and a landscape turning green and lush with carpets of flowers, making this season a photographer’s choice. 

Birding Paradise

More than 230 species of migratory birds from around the world of the northern hemisphere fly to East Africa to lay eggs and make their newborns, making the green season a birder’s great moment.

Price Saving and Plenty Rooms Availability

Most hotels have cheaper rates than high season, which applies to national parks. On safari during the rainy season, expect to save up to 20% of what you will likely spend during the peak season.


How would you like your African experience? Adventurous? Romantic? Active? Relaxing? From each sunrise brimming with promise to every mesmerizing sundown, let Tanzania seduce you in whichever way you choose.


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