Tanzania has a tropical climate but has regional variations due to topography. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F).
Seasonal rainfall is driven mainly by the migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. It migrates southwards through Tanzania in October to December, reaching the south of the country in January and February, and returning northwards in March, April, and May. This causes the north and east of Tanzania to experience two distinct wet periods – the short rains (or “Vuli”) in October to December and the long rains (or “Masika”) from March to May – while the southern, western, and central parts of the country experience one wet season that continues October through to April or May.
VISA & PASSPORT
Any visitors seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:
- A passport or Travel Document which is valid for not less than six months;
- A Residence Permit or a Pass or his name is endorsed upon the same;
- A valid Visa (where applicable) from any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points.
- A return or onward ticket
Visitors coming from the Countries with the risk of yellow fever transmission require to have valid vaccination certificates. The visitors arriving from mentioned countries Europe, USA, Japan and other non-yellow fever are not required to issue vaccination certificates to gain entry. The cost of Yellow fever vaccination is 50USD for foreigners. Government receipt shall be issued for any vaccination charges paid
Also Visitors advised to carry anti-malaria tablets and use mosquito nets, even insect sprays. Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is recommended
The perfect travel outfit is actually depending on weather condition/seasons and tour activities/ Itinerary. You need to consider wearing comfortable clothes accordingly. Tanzania sometimes is hot and humid, Tanzania (main land) from July you’ll be cold when on safari in the mornings and evenings in the Serengeti but warm during the day. But if you then head to Zanzibar or the coast, it’s going to be pretty hot and humid all year round.
Tour Activities/Itinerary before checking your itinerary to decide suitable clothes to wear in safari for instance when you are doing walking safari you should wear bush friendly colors not to scare off animals. Also avoid to wear black and blue clothes because it attracts tsetse in the area they found.