When to Go Where

This is always the age old question when planning any sort of trip. When should you go? Or, if your dates are fixed, where is the best place to visit at that time?

Africa is a vast continent so the climate and experiences varies considerably from Ethiopia to South Africa. There are climatic variations even within countries so that it could be distinctly chilly in the highlands of Madagascar, but balmy on its sub-tropical beaches.

Our Safari Calendar below suggests some of the best places to visit in any one month. Click on your month of travel to get some ideas..

But remember that sometimes it’s quite lovely to visit a country in their quieter season. There are fewer people, the prices may be keener and the weather is not always consistent from year to year.

Travel Calendar

If you have a specific country in mind, then check out our calendar below.

Best time to travel
Good time to travel
Ok to travel but some issues
Not recommended
Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Southern Africa
South Africa – general sights
South Africa – safari
Zambia Mostly Closed
Malawi Mostly Closed
Mozambique coast/islands
East Africa
Southern Tanzania
Indian Ocean Islands
Seychelles/Northern Mozambique