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The climate of Serengeti National Park

The climate of Serengeti National Park

The climate of Serengeti National Park

What is the climate of Serengeti National Park? Serengeti National Park is one of the best areas in Tanzania that sees its climate warm all year through, but with two rainy seasons and then two dry seasons as well, and the dry season is best described as the best time to visit the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania.

The Serengeti National Park can be found at a latitude that is between 1,1100 and 200 meters above sea level, and the topography here is generally flat with the scattered trees of the acacia, but generally, the park features the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. Most of the areas of the Serengeti National Park are covered with grassland, despite the acacia shrubs that can be found scattered throughout the grassland.

Because of the topography, the temperatures in the Serengeti National Park are generally high and much hotter during the daytime, characterized by the cool mornings and nights. Because of these variations, the guests that are coming to the Serengeti National Park are advised to come prepared with both heavy and lighter clothes to be able to survive these types of weather conditions. By having all kinds of clothes, you will be able to wear heavy clothes during the colder times, especially at night and in the morning, and then light clothes are best when you’re on game drive safaris within the park.

It is understood that the Serengeti national park is found on the southern part of the equator, but this has not stopped it from receiving the strong sunshine that can be seen and hit hard around midday, especially during the time of the sun crossing the zenith, which comes in March and then moves to late September. Because of the elevation difference the park is at, the Serengeti’s environment alters from one region to another.

The temperatures continue to plummet, dropping by 6.5 degrees Celsius for every 1000 meters climbed or hiked. In and around Ikoma, temperatures range from 15 to 29 degrees Celsius, whereas in the main Seronera region, temperatures range from 10 degrees Celsius in the evening to 28 degrees Celsius during the day.

The climate of the Serengeti National Park features the 2 rainy seasons and also a long dry season that comes in half of the calendar year. The various climatic conditions have strongly attracted the animals to stay within the Serengeti National Park and this is the reason why the Serengeti National Park has got the annual greatest event of the wildebeest migration.

This world’s ever largest movement of wildebeest animals in the Serengeti National Park is influenced by the weather conditions and then the time of the year. Once these animals have predicted the rainfall pattern, they will move from one place to another in anticipation of the greener pastures and water, and this is how the activity starts to move.

Still, the Serengeti National Park also receives high rainfall levels, and this is especially heavy during the first rainfall season. Around 900 to 100 millimeters of rainfall per year can easily be distributed, and the northern part of the Serengeti National Park is the most affected by this rainfall as compared to the other parts of the park. May and April are the months with the highest rainfall patterns, while November and December partly receive the shorter rainfall patterns. In most cases, visitors prefer visiting the Serengeti National Park during the dry season as compared to the rainy season.

Similarly, as I have earlier mentioned, the climate of Serengeti National Park is both dry and wet. Therefore, the climate of the Serengeti National Park is also characterized by the long dry season, which lasts for about four months starting in June and then up to October. At night, it becomes so cool even during the dry season in Serengeti National Park, and during the day, the visitors will have to experience the hottest sun, even making the grass run dry.

The dry season is considered by many as the best time for visiting the Serengeti National Park. This is because the dry season presents opportunities for visitors to have smooth access to the game drives within the park and also because of the short dry period created by strong sunshine, animals such as the wildebeest can be easily spotted. The animals are mostly seen at the park’s permanent watering holes, which is what makes game drive safaris such amazing adventure safaris. Additionally, the wildebeest migration also happens at this time, and this makes the park full of visitors who come specifically for this great safari experience.

Other than the long dry season, there are also short dry spells that come from late December to February. This makes the park best suited for the wildebeest to calve in the Ndutu area, which is found in the southern part of the Serengeti National Park. Still, this is the best time for bird lovers to enjoy more than 300 species of birds in Serengeti National Park.

On the other hand, the wet season in the Serengeti National Park commences in March and ends in May. These are the wettest months in Serengeti, and a large percentage of the recreation area is impossible to access during this time due to the low number of visitors to Serengeti National Park. Most camps are also closed at this time due to water restrictions affecting camp availability, and the season is also marked by rainstorms.

Another period of rain in Serengeti National Park is the short one that happens from November to December. In these rainy months, it can rain at any time of the day, and it is very hard to predict when it is going to rain. However, it only rains for a short time and does not affect the day-to-day activities at the recreation center. This is, without a doubt, the perfect time for budget travelers and solo explorers to visit the Serengeti. The Serengeti environment plays an important role in the assurance of recreation area encounters, and knowing the Serengeti environment design will help you plan your trip for the optimum dream insight.