Tanzania safari Climate and time zone travel information. Tanzania is located in a tropical climate. It has only one-time zone GMT+3 Eastern Africa.
Coastal areas are hot and humid with average temperature of 30 degree centigrade. Central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool night. In the northwest highlands around Arusha and Ngorongoro. In this place the climate is temperate and cooler between June and September.
The long rains are from March to May and the short rains fall between October and December. The hottest months are between October and February.