Why Visit East Africa in September

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East Africa is home to many wonders and unique experiences. Depending on the time of the year you are planning your visit, you could see anything from a wildebeest migration or get to experience a unique cultural festival. 

September is the heart of the dry weather season and is usually the idea deal time of the year for embarking on outdoorsy activities and taking in the natural wonders. With little to no rain expected and mild temperatures, September seems like the most suitable time of year to visit East African Hotspots like Tanzania and Kenya.

We compiled a list of awesome experiences that will make your visit to East Africa, so much more memorable this September.

 Reasons To Visit Tanzania And Kenya This September

1. Out With The Predators In Tarangire National Park

September draws in an enormous number of animals to this area as they seek shelter and water around the Tarangire River. Tarangire National Park is the perfect spot to watch the herds of elephants families frolicking in the water and also spot some of the most well-known predators of Africa.


Tarangire National Park

Predators in Tarangire National Park, Image Source: safarijunkie.Com


2. Hiking In Mount Kilimanjaro

If you love hiking and mountain climbing, you should head over to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park this September. It is popular among hikers and people who go out for adventures for the first time as it is the easiest summit to climb among the seven summits in Africa. The ease is due to the reason that it requires no special skills or equipment, so it is more like a hiking pike.


Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Image Source: En.Wikipedia.Org


3. The Great Wildebeest Migration To The Maasai Mara

This national reserve in Kenya is popular globally for its exceptional population of cheetahs, lions, zebras. September is the best month of the year to visit the Masai Mara because over a million wildebeests that take part in the “Great Migration” every year settle here in the month of September. It’s a stunning and mesmerizing sight!

Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara, Image Source: Africasafariclassics.Com


4. Watersports In Zanzibar

September is the driest month and it’s the time of the year when temperatures aren’t too hot, nor too cold. Moreover, the water of the Indian Ocean is crystal-clear at this time of the year, making it the best time for the multiple water sports activities available in Zanzibar like snorkelling and SCUBA diving. Hence, September is the best month to visit Zanzibar with your family and view its exotic islands and beaches.


Zanzibar Beaches, Image Source: Safaribando.Com


5. Best Game Viewing In Northern Serengeti

This area is supreme for game viewing as the animals move across the region during the dry weather. You can see the wildebeests as they are on their way to Maasai Mara, mentioned above, for seeking shelter and food by the Mara River. Some of them are seen crossing the Lamai part of the Serengeti National Park in September.

wildebeest Migration

wildebeest Migration, Image Source: Backtoafricasafaris.Com


6. Explore The Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a famous world heritage site and is home to a wide range of famous African wildlife. You can watch for flamingos, tree-climbing lions and packs of animals on their way to migration that takes place during the month of September.

Ngorongoro Conservation Are

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Image Source: Wildernesstravel.Com


7. Have Fun At A Private Resort On Mnemba Island

This island is located just a few kilometres away from Unguja. The island has a number of private resorts where you can spend a day or two. You can also participate in activities like snorkelling, swimming and scuba diving. September is the best month for you to visit the area because the temperatures are moderate and the Sun is pretty generous too!

Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island, Image Source: Andbeyond.Com


8. Get Close To The Elephants In Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is famous for the hundreds of elephants that roam the Park. They’re more easily visible in September as the greenery becomes less and makes way for some amazing wildlife viewing. You can also meet the Maasai people and observe the life of the residents there.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, Image Source: Discoverafrica.Com


9. Flamingos In Lake Nakuru

At the Lake Nakuru National Park, you get to see lots of flamingoes by the lake! It’s an exceptional sight. Moreover, rhinos also reside in the rift valley soda lake during the dry months, including September.


Flamingos in Lake Nakuru

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru, Image Source: Andbeyond.Com


10. Explore Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park is a popular tourist attraction in September that has a diverse bird species along with hyenas, leopards, lions and zebras. A larger number of animals settle in the park during the months of August and September. This gives you another reason to make East Africa your vacation destination this September!


Nairobi National Park

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