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What is the best time of year to visit Africa?
What is the best time of year to visit Africa?

Frequently Asked Questions, Africa

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Updated over a week ago

It's always a good time to go to Africa, but if there's something special you'd like to see we've put together some highlights by season so you can plan your trip accordingly.

January to March

  • Namibia's desert flowers are in bloom

  • Enjoy pleasant weather & less crowds in South Africa

  • Flamingos flock to the shallows of Kenya's Lake Nakuru

  • Tanzania's southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater come alive with the mass birthing of calves

  • Witness the birthing season for hyena, zebra, antelope and mongoose in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park

  • Indulge in gourmet experiences along the southern Cape with warm, sunny days and lush, green vines

April to June

  • Experience the 'smoke that thunders' during high-water season at Victoria Falls

  • Botswana's Okavango Delta is in full flood and offers incredible views, especially on scenic flights

  • Perfect conditions for Zambia's famous 'walking safaris'

  • Enjoy green scenery, young wildlife and fewer crowds in the reserves of Kenya and Tanzania

  • The waterholes in Namibia's Etosha National Park come alive with wildlife and the dry salt pans make for spectacular photos

July to September

  • Witness part of the famous Great Migration in Tanzania's southern Serengeti and Kenya's Maasai Mara

  • Encounter majestic Southern Right Whales off the coast of South Africa in Hermanus

  • Experience blue skies and concentrated wildlife (the perfect safari combination) in Namibia and Botswana

  • Fantastic conditions for game drives in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park

  • Perfect cooler conditions for trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park

  • July and August are cool and dry, making it an ideal time to explore Madagascar

October to December

  • Experience Zambia's huge diversity of wildlife at the end of the dry season

  • Birdlife comes alive across southern Africa in the Okavango Delta, Sibuya Game Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park

  • Witness South Africa's incredible landscapes when they are beautifully green and flowering

  • Exceptional game viewing in Kenya and Tanzania

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