This is always the age old question when planning any sort of trip.
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 Travel 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.