Tanzania in June: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun

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Abundant sunshine and bright skies welcome you if you tour Tanzania in June. Cool mornings and evenings, a plethora of wildlife highlights, and fewer interactions with mosquitoes are some of the perks of visiting this East African country during this time. As June ushers in the dry season in Tanzania, it is one of the best times to see the country’s wilderness and natural attractions. But as the month also sees an uptick in tourist footfall, expect tour and accommodation prices to go up compared to the low season. 

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Tanzania Weather in June

The beach weather in June in Tanzania
Enjoy sand, sun, and sea in Tanzania in June.

As the rainy season has retreated in Tanzania by June, the country's landscape changes from green to shades of brown. This is typically when visitors get the best views of games. The temperature in Tanzania in June is also moderately hot. In Issenye of the Mara region, home to Serengeti National Park, temperatures average between 14.9°C and 27°C. It can get much hotter in some parts of the country. But the mornings are cool across the country in June, which is perfect for sightseeing and wildlife tours. 

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Weather in Tanzania in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

May Jun Jul
Avg Daily (°C) 28 29 27
Avg Nightly (°C) 20 19 18
Avg Daily (°F) 83 85 81
Avg Nightly (°F) 68 67 65
Avg Rainfall (mm) 210 40 30

Why Visit Tanzania in June

The palms on the sandy beach and tropical landscape with palm trees
Enjoy June's beautiful weather while admiring the beauty of the palm trees on sandy beaches.
Lioness in Ruaha National Park
Discover the wild side of Tanzania in its many national parks.

Those who visit Tanzania in June are in for a real treat. All businesses are open and the mood is cheery all around, as the country prepares to welcome tourists. Below are some of the highlights that can make your Tanzania holiday worthwhile: 

  • Explore national parks: Tanzania boasts the world’s best national parks and game reserves for spotting wildlife, and most of them are accessible in June. So be sure to include a couple of national parks in your itinerary. It goes without saying that Serengeti National Park should be on your priority list of places to visit while in Tanzania. But alternatively, you can also visit the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and the Kilombero Valley Floodplain, one of the largest wetlands in Africa.
  • Fun at the beach: Tanzania in June is always perfect for a beach vacation. Soak up the sun and enjoy the cool, inviting waters and calming breeze at Nakupenda Beach, Jambiani Beach, Kendwa Beach, or Nungwi Beach.
  • Festivals: Participate in the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair, hosted close to Tanzania’s prime attractions—Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and the Serengeti. The event brings tourism-related exhibits and activities. Bujora's Bulabo Dance Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival are other events that you do not want to miss while visiting Tanzania in June. 

Where To Go and What To Do

Open roof Jeep Safari in Tanzania
You can enjoy a jeep safari with an open roof and experience the thrill of Tanzania.

Have you ever fantasized about getting up the tallest mountain in Africa? You have a chance of turning this fantasy into reality by visiting Tanzania in June. Include Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in your itinerary, for the weather, is exceedingly clement during this time, not just for the hike itself but also for the views. Take a trip to the Western Serengeti to witness the spectacle put on by the wildebeest in their hundreds of thousands migrating across the plains of the Grumeti. There are fewer opportunities to see a wildlife migration of this proportion elsewhere in the world. If you are curious about the culture and history of Tanzania, you will find a wealth of fascinating destinations. Some places to see are Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, which have many historical sites and museums. 

June offers ideal outdoor weather in Tanzania. This is the time when many travelers make their plans to visit the country to explore its stunning wilderness and natural attractions. The start of the peak tourist season in Tanzania means the tour and accommodation rates could be higher. Then again, this is one of the best times to see the country.  

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on June 16, 2023

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