BEST MONTHS TO GO ON SAFARI IN AFRICA

AFRICAN SAFARI SEASONS - The best months to travel to Africa
Best Safari Seasons
·· Best Safari Seasons


DECIDING WHEN TO TRAVEL TO AFRICA IS OFTEN FOREMOST IN PEOPLE'S MINDS. THERE IS A MARKED DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA IN TERMS OF CLIMATE AND SEASONS, BUT GENERALLY THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE WINTER IS THE BEST TIME (MAY TO OCTOBER)

Rainbow over the Kenyan savannah South Africa
As a rule, the weather is good or excellent countrywide, year round, however Autumn and Winter months are the best for safaris.

Namibia
The weather is good or excellent countrywide, year round, regardless of the seasons.

Botswana
Dry season is from May to December and wet season from January to April.

Seasonal changes have quite a big influence on safaris in the Okavango – the flooding of the delta will influence the activities and the overall experience. As a rule July to October are the best months for Moremi and Chobe from May to October.

Mozambique
Rainy season - November to April. Rainfall does not usually occur every day, and generally takes place in the afternoon with mornings being fairly clear.
Summer - October to March with a high of 34° C and a low of 29° C.
Winter - June to October with a high of 22° C and a low of 19° C.

There is no "best time" to visit Mozambique as the different seasons all offer completely different experiences! However, you may like to consider the following when planning your trip, and it is advisable to avoid the height of the rainy season around January and February: Our personal preference would be for either May or early November as these times are neither too hot nor too cool. At these times, rain should not be a problem and the heat is not excessive. The coast is always beautiful!

Zambia
Game viewing is best during the dry season from May through to October.
The wet season is best for bird watching but access particularly into the Luangwa is very limited.

"Green season" safaris are a specialty at certain camps in Zambia - available on request.

Zimbabwe
The best game-viewing season is generally from late May until November. September sees the start of the inbound bird migrations and birding remains excellent throughout the wet season.

This applies to all areas except Matusadona, which we consider to be a good safari spot at any time of year. Mana Pools is practically inaccessible other than by canoe in the wet season between December and April. Zambezi white water rafting is best during low water season - this usually starts mid-July and ends early January - improving as the season progresses.

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