Tanzania in July: The Best Time to Visit for Luxury and Adventure

Tanzania in July: The Best Time to Visit for Luxury and Adventure

Tanzania in July: The Best Time to Visit for Luxury and Adventure

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Are you eager to explore Tanzania’s remarkable landscapes? July is the ideal time to indulge in a luxurious and adventurous experience in this beautiful country. 

With perfect weather, smaller crowds, and lots of activities, it is also the beginning of the famous wildebeest migration, this yearly event starts in southern Serengeti in June and goes on until September and sometimes even October, in July you will find them in central Serengeti, it is an absolute spectacle to marvel upon. Tanzania promises an unforgettable journey tailored to your preferences.

Why July?

July holds several compelling reasons to visit Tanzania. 

Firstly, the weather is simply perfect. The days are dry and sunny, with average temperatures in the 20s Celsius, (70s F). This means you can venture out and explore without worrying about rain or excessive heat.

Secondly, July brings smaller crowds because it is the beginning of the migration and most people like to see this nature’s event in the northern part of Serengeti and theMaasai mara which is around the end of August and September. You’ll have more space to yourself, allowing you to fully immerse in the country’s natural beauty without the hustle and bustle of large crowds.

Thirdly, Tanzania offers an abundance of activities in July. Whether you desire an exhilarating safari, visits to national parks, mountain hikes, or blissful beach relaxation, Tanzania caters to all preferences and interests.


Luxury Safaris


If you seek a luxurious safari experience, Tanzania is the perfect destination. The country boasts numerous opulent lodges and camps that provide stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Imagine waking up to the melodious songs of birds and savoring a delectable breakfast on your private veranda.

Some of the best places for luxury safaris in Tanzania include:

The Serengeti National Park: Renowned worldwide for the wildebeest migration, one of the biggest movements of animals in the world, its incredible wildlife diversity, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras and all kinds of Antílopes and Gazelles. Explore the wonders of Serengeti National Park.

The Ngorongoro Crater: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this collapsed volcano is home to a plethora of animals, such as lions, elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs. Discover the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Tarangire National Park and lake Manyara: This park is renowned for its significant elephant population. You can also spot lions, giraffes, and zebras. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tarangire National Park.

The Selous Game Reserve: Experience a remarkable safari in the vast Selous Game Reserve, home to majestic lions, elephants, and rhinos.

Discover adventure in these Tanzanian destinations

Mount Kilimanjaro: Embark on an exhilarating hiking expedition to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Usambara Mountains: Wander through the Usambara Mountains, offering a variety of hiking trails and excellent birdwatching opportunities. 

If you’re more into a relaxed vacation, Tanzania offers a plethora of activities to enrich your experience. Here are a few suggestions:

Scuba Diving: Dive into the extraordinary underwater world off the coasts of Zanzibar, Pemba Island, or Mafia Island, known for their exceptional scuba diving opportunities.

Sunset Cruises: Indulge in the beauty of Tanzania’s coastline by embarking on a memorable sunset cruise. Enjoy a delectable meal while witnessing the magnificent sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage by visiting traditional villages, savoring local cuisine, or attending captivating traditional dance performances.

Hot Air Balloon Safari: Drift above the Serengeti’s breathtaking landscapes and witness wildlife from a unique perspective.

Unwind on these magnificent Tanzanian beaches


Tanzania also boasts stunning beaches, ideal for a relaxing vacation. Indulge in the laid-back atmosphere, breathtaking coastal beauty, and delectable cuisine of Zanzibar. Explore the pristine beaches, lush vegetation, and rich cultural heritage of Pemba Island. Experience the tranquility of secluded beaches, clear waters, and abundant marine life on Mafia Island.

Zanzibar: Discover the enchanting beaches of Zanzibar, known for their beauty, laid-back atmosphere, and delicious food.

Pemba Island: Immerse yourself in the pristine beaches, lush vegetation, and vibrant culture of Pemba Island.

Mafia Island: Escape to the secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters, and thriving marine life of Mafia Island.

Where to Stay in Tanzania

Tanzania offers a wide array of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious lodges to budget-friendly guesthouses. Here are some exceptional places to consider for your stay:

Arusha: A perfect base for exploring the northern safari circuit, Arusha hosts outstanding lodges and hotels such as Gran Melia Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge, and Legendary Lodge. 

Ngorongoro Crater: The highly popular Ngorongoro Crater boasts remarkable accommodations like &Beyond Crater Lodge, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, and Tree Lodge.

Serengeti National Park: The Place to be for the migration, whether it is in the south, central or north Serengeti just make sure you are in the right area of Serengeti at the right time of the year. July, Central Serengeti, there are many luxury lodges to stay at like for example, Mila Tented Camp,  &beyond Grumeti River Lodge, Singita Mara tented camp and Faru Faru Lodge. To mention a few.

Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara: Experience the beauty of Tarangire National Park while enjoying exceptional lodging options like Sanctuary Swala camp, Nyikani Tarangire Camp, etc. 

Pemba Island: Discover tranquility and elegance in accommodations such as Fundu Lagoon, and enjoy the smell of Cloves, pepper and other spices on the island.

 Zanzibar: Immerse yourself in luxury at Zuri Hotel, Zawadi Hotel, or White Sand Luxury Villas, and Baraza Hotel while exploring the captivating island of Zanzibar. 

Zanzibar is a captivating destination that offers a blend of stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, and unique experiences. 

Here are some notable places to visit in Zanzibar:

The Rock Restaurant: Situated on a rock in the Indian Ocean, The Rock Restaurant is an iconic and picturesque dining establishment. It offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience where guests can enjoy delicious seafood while surrounded by panoramic ocean views. During high tide, the restaurant is accessible only by boat, adding to its charm and allure.

The Island Restaurant: Located in the northern part of the Island, one can enjoy a few hours at lunch or dinner, it will be an unforgettable life experience. This is the ultimate romantic escape: couple, experienced travellers, nature lovers, food lovers, The Island welcomes whoever is willing to try, Lost between the green of the lush garden and the blue of the Indian Ocean, you’ll spoil yourself in the most exclusive location in Zanzibar

Maalum Cenote: Maalum Cenote is a natural swimming hole located in Zanzibar’s lush Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park. This hidden gem offers crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounded by tropical foliage. Visitors can take a refreshing dip in the cenote, snorkel, or simply relax in the tranquil atmosphere of this enchanting natural wonder.

Eden Rock: Situated on the eastern coast of Zanzibar, Eden Rock is a pristine beach known for its white sands and crystal-clear waters. It provides a serene and idyllic setting for relaxation and sunbathing. Visitors can unwind on the beach, take a leisurely swim, or engage in various water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.

Kuza Caves: Kuza Caves are a fascinating underground network of limestone caves located in Zanzibar’s southeastern region. Exploring these ancient caves offers a unique adventure, with intriguing stalactite and stalagmite formations. Guided tours allow visitors to delve into the history, geology, and cultural significance of the caves.

Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond: Located in Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar, the Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation Pond is a sanctuary for endangered sea turtles. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and witness the conservation efforts firsthand. You can even swim with the turtles in a controlled and responsible manner, creating an unforgettable and educational experience.

These attractions showcase the diversity of experiences available in Zanzibar, from culinary delights to natural wonders and cultural encounters. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a deeper connection with nature, Zanzibar offers a wealth of possibilities to explore and enjoy.

Planning Your Trip to Tanzania

If you’re planning a trip to Tanzania, here are a few things to keep in mind:

The best time to visit Tanzania is July-October. This is the dry season, and the weather is perfect for exploring.

You’ll need a visa to enter Tanzania. Depending on your nationality you can apply for a visa online or at the airport.

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling. You can exchange your currency at the airport or at a bank.

English is widely spoken in Tanzania. However, it’s always a good idea to learn a few basic phrases in Swahili.

Jambo – Hello.

Karibu – Welcome.

Asante Sana – Thank you very much.

Kwaheri – Goodbye

Tafadali – Please

Hakuna Matata – No problem

Tanzania is a safe country to travel to. However, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions.

I hope this post has given you a better idea of why Tanzania is a great travel destination in July. If you’re planning a trip, I recommend starting your planning early. There are many great lodges and camps in Tanzania, and they tend to book up quickly.

Ready to embark on your dream luxury adventure in Tanzania?

Book a free 30-minute planning session with me, and together we will create a tailor-made itinerary that suits your preferences and desires. Click on the button below to start your Tanzanian journey!

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

Top 5 Honeymoon Trips in Africa

Top 5 Honeymoon Trips in Africa

Top 5 Honeymoon Trips in Africa

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For most newlyweds, your honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime. Sure, you may end up taking bigger or wilder trips down the road, probably with your growing family, but the first post-wedding getaway is epic. It allows you time to enjoy each other, to leave all the planning and stress behind you. It sets the tone for the adventures you’ll have in the future together and creates memories that will last for a lifetime.

Whether you’re a lie-on-a-beach-with-a-coconut couple, daring foodies, adventure junkiesglamping, or exploring city-scapes folk, there are incredible places in Africa to help you write the next chapter to your happily-ever-after. I’ve created this perfect list of the Top 5 African Honeymoon Trips to help you create the perfect romantic getaway!

1. Just South Africa

Cape Town Winelands & Safari near Durban, plus a visit to a stunning beach resort on the northeast coast of South Africa. Great for a more budget-friendly Honeymoon, or people that don’t want to cross borders and deal with Covid tests, etc. Perfectly suited for couples looking for some city vibe, contact with nature and wildlife, and great relaxation by the beach.

How does this romantic rendezvous sound?

Romantic strolls in the vineyards anyone?

For more information please contact us via email [email protected] or via  WhatsApp +27767687708

2. South Africa and Mozambique

If you like a bit more upscale vibe, visit Cape Town and the Winelands, followed by a great luxury safari in the Kruger area. Finishing off with a stay in Mozambique for a unique beach experience in some of the most amazing beach resorts.

Would you like to spend some time in the bush & on the beach?

Want to celebrate close to nature?

For more information please contact us via email [email protected] or via  WhatsApp +27767687708

3. East Africa Kenya

There are plenty of combinations here, the possibilities are endless. We could recommend 3 national parks in Kenya, followed by a visit to some of the fantastic beaches on the coast of Kenya (no need to cross borders to Zanzibar).

This would fit you perfectly if you are not interested in visiting a city and just want to immerse yourself in nature and relax by the beach. The best time to book your honeymoon for this would be between June to October to enjoy the migration (just keep in mind this is peak season so High prices).


Would you be interested in joining this adventure?

For more information please contact us via email [email protected] or via  WhatsApp +27767687708

4. East Africa and Zanzibar

Same as before, lots of options. This package would include 6 – 7 nights of safari between Kenya and Tanzania and then 4 -5 nights in a fantastic beach resort, ideal for romance and relaxation, much needed after the safari portion of your adventure. This is a Luxury trip, small plane flights, expensive but worth it. The best time to do it is June – October to enjoy the migration (also peak season so High prices).

Could you do with Safari - seaside & sun?

Would you be interested in joining this African journey?

For more information please contact us via email [email protected] or via  WhatsApp +27767687708

5. Rwanda, Migration, Seychelles

The ultimate luxury trip! Imagine spending time with a family of Silverback gorillas in beautiful Rwanda, then visiting Serengeti for some 5 Star Big Five Safari. Followed by a visit to the Maasai Mara and Ngorongoro. Only to end with a fabulous stay in Seychelles, Now this is Luxury and romance at its best.

How does this adventure sound?

Would you be interested in seeing the migration and the Gorillas?

For more information please contact us via email [email protected] or via  WhatsApp +27767687708

What Our Clients Say

Thank you German for organising an unforgettable trip, your flexibility and the fact that you were on top of everything making sure everything went marvellously, I hope I can come back soon to see more! #GermanKnows

Yessica Flores Camborda

Unfortunately I was not able to travel with German to South America but he did provide the best touring and personalized service in Cape Town. Would highly recommend to anyone, for anywhere, at any time! Thanks an epic trip German!!

Jack Herman

Excellent Organisation, Beyond our expectations! Thank you German!!

Salvador Rodriguez

He organised 10 to 28 friends of mine in Cape Town (#30Peruvians)… they definitely showed them the best of the city, the wine lands and a Safari!… Thank you very much German!

Fico Pastor

They organised our trip to Cape Town and everything was incredible, we did everything and it was all A1 a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Thank you German. Blindfolded the best option to get to know South Africa.
Tera Ascuna
The best way to see and fall in love with Africa! Thank you German for your advice and recommendations!

Vanessa Luna

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