African safari in March – our suggestions

The summer in South Africa draws to an end though it’s still warm – perfect for slightly more active holidays such as our walking tours. It is usually still dry in Cape Town. Conversely in the Kruger area, March will be the last of the wetter months; it’s the same story up in Madikwe and the KwaZulu Natal game reserves.

At Victoria Falls white water rafting is often unavailable from February to early July because of dangerously high water levels, but the precise timing varies from year to year.

Kenya still an excellent option at this time. Most of Tanzania should still be dry, but it’s likely to be wet in the south of the country.

March sees the start of one of southern Uganda’s two rainy seasons, which lasts from March to May. This can make conditions muddy and roads and tracks alike get hard to manage. It’s still a pretty good month to visit Murchison Falls National Park in the north though.

In Namibia it’s still hot and likely to still be experiencing the typical pattern of afternoon thunderstorms. If travelling to areas like Sossusvlei you need to tolerate the heat well, but you could be fortunate and witness the desert in bloom after the rains.

March sees the start of the two best periods for diving in the Seychelles; from March to May and then from September to November.

This is one of our favourite times to visit Ethiopia. October to March is the best time to plan a trip to Ethiopia’s stunning historical sites but as the dry season comes to an end, costs are sometimes a little lower in March.

Recommended Countries / Areas

SOUTH AFRICA – especially Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Drakensberg Mountains



BOTSWANA – especially Kalahari Desert & Makgadikgadi Pans plus take advantage of the excellent green season specials



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