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.

 
Southern Africa When to travel BestGoodOkNot Recommended
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
South Africa – general sights                        
South Africa – safari                        
Botswana                        
Namibia                        
Zimbabwe                        
Zambia                        
Malawi                        
Mozambique coast/islands                        
East Africa When to travel BestGoodOkNot Recommended
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Tanzania                        
Southern Tanzania                        
Zanzibar                        
Kenya                        
Rwanda                        
Uganda                        
Ethiopia                        
Indian Ocean Islands When to travel BestGoodOkNot Recommended
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Mauritius                        
Madagascar                        
Seychelles/Northern Mozambique