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The Best Time to Visit Tanzania 

In truth, there’s no bad time to plan a safari holiday to Tanzania. Wildlife spotting is excellent year-round but your best chances are from January to March and June to October.

January to March are the hottest months of the year, with thirsty animals congregating around watering holes. It’s also the calving season, with wildebeest giving birth to their young in the southern parts of the Serengeti. The calving also attracts predators, leading to exciting game viewing!

April to May brings the long rains, often referred to as the green season. The weather can make the access to camps difficult but birdlife is abundant and it’s a time when the flora explodes into life.

June to October is the dry season and a fantastic time to visit Tanzania, especially as the wildebeest start to make their way north to the Masai Mara in Kenya as part of the extraordinary Great Migration spectacle. Wildlife is rife, the scenery is stunning following the rains and it’s also a great time to visit the coast, which is peak season – a great time for honeymooners!

November and December sees the ‘short rains’ arrive but don’t let that put you off. It’s quieter than Tanzania’s peak seasons, the game viewing is still good and the scenery is lush, making it an ideal time for photography.

Tanzania Travel Advice Essentials

Do I need any vaccinations for Tanzania?

Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended. You’ll need a Yellow Fever certificate if you’re travelling from an endemic country, such as Kenya. Consult your GP at least four to six weeks before travelling for vaccination advice and information regarding anti-malarial medication.

What is the time difference between Tanzania and the UK?

The time difference is GMT +3 hours.

How long is the flight to Tanzania?

The flight time from London to Dar Es Salaam, including a stopover along the way, is from around 13 hours.

What is the currency in Tanzania?

The currency is the Tanzanian Shilling.

Do I need visa for a holiday in Tanzania?

All British passport holders need a visa to enter Tanzania. This is typically issued on arrival but you apply for a visa beforehand via post or through an appointment at the Tanzania High Commission in London. The price of a standard visa is £40.

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Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Guana Island is a rainforested bolthole that offers the ultimate in tropical seclusion. It has seven (yes, seven!) pristine beaches and acres of island wilderness that you can explore and enjoy almost all to yourself, bar a few inquisitive rock iguanas and migratory birds. Bliss!

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Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Guana Island is a rainforested bolthole that offers the ultimate in tropical seclusion. It has seven (yes, seven!) pristine beaches and acres of island wilderness that you can explore and enjoy almost all to yourself, bar a few inquisitive rock iguanas and migratory birds. Bliss!