Northwest Tanzania

Northwest Tanzania, Tanzania
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by Caelio
/ CC BY-SA 3.0
Planning a trip to Northwest Tanzania?

Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Northwest Tanzania

Climate in Tanzania:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
4
4
11
17
11
4
3
3
4
5
8
8

Best time to visit Northwest Tanzania:

Dry Season (June to October): Similar to other regions in Tanzania, the dry season in Northwest Tanzania occurs during these months. The weather is generally dry and cooler, making it an excellent time to visit. This period is optimal for exploring places like Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park for chimpanzee trekking and enjoying Lake Tanganyika.

Short Rainy Season (November to December): This period experiences short rains, which are typically less intense compared to the main rainy season. Travel is still feasible during these months, and it's a transitional period between the dry and wet seasons.

Long Rainy Season (March to May): The main rainy season occurs during these months. Rainfall can be heavy and continuous, leading to lush green landscapes but also making some areas inaccessible due to muddy roads.

Money & Prices

Currency in Tanzania:

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

How expensive is a trip to Northwest Tanzania?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.37 USD
Fast food meal:
7.46 USD
Mid-range meal:
11.69 USD
Bottle of water:
0.27 USD
Soft drink:
0.52 USD
Cappuccino:
2.08 USD
Local Beer:
1.10 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.26 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.53 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Tanzania general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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