WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL?

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Kenya

January
The first herds of the Great Migration are now in Masai Mara and Serengeti starting to get ready for calving where about eight thousand wildebeest calves are born each day. It is at this time of year that these parks become the finest place in Africa to view concentrations of predators on open plains.
A beach holiday in Mombasa is also the perfect way to relax after the early morning wake-up calls of a safari.

 

February
This is the peak of the calving season with over half a million wildebeest being born, meaning the predator-prey interactions are a common spectacle as the battle for life takes place in front of your eyes. Due to the chance of rainfall, camps tend to be quieter during this month but this generally means lower camp rates. However, any rain that does fall is often short lived and doesn't affect game drives. The wildebeest are constantly on the move during this time, following the rains as it rejuvenates areas of grassland.

 

June
As the weather is now dry, you will find plenty of animals at the water holes. Since the Wildebeests are still in the Grumeti in Serengeti, there are less crowds in Masai Mara and you can still do your game drive in search of the big 5 animals.

 

July
This is one of the busiest months where the greatest spectacle on earth is about to happen, the thousands of wildebeests have to fight all odds by crossing the Mara into Kenya’s Masai Mara while battling predators and the strong river currents. This dramatic show should not be missed.

 

August
This is the busiest time in Masai Mara due to the annual migration. Predator prey interaction is also at peak.

September
Still a huge attraction during this time because of the migration with predator prey interaction still at large.

 

October
Known for its special 5 animals, Samburu is the perfect destination to unwind in nature.

 

November
Although there are a few showers here and there, this is a good month for a safari and the best for bird watching.

 

December
Great months for safaris, but you must book early in advance as camps are easily sold out.

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Uganda

January
January will be a short dry spell (compared to months like April or November where you’ll discover why the rain forests are so named). That’s not to say it’s going to be bone-dry. Bwindi’s equatorial location and average temperatures mean tropical conditions whatever the month, but January’s drier days make trekking through the forest prime to embark on what many consider one of nature’s great bucket list experiences: a face-to-face encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

 

February
February is the end of the short dry season and certainly provides a fantastic opportunity to view the Great Apes in their natural habitat. At this time the foliage is thinner and paths are easier to follow whilst trekking.

 

June
This is the best time to go gorilla trekking being the driest month. The trekking conditions are favorable and there is plenty of sunshine piercing through the forest giving you dramatic photographic highlights.

 

August
Though there is little rain, August makes the peak season for gorilla trekking in both Rwanda and Uganda. Booking early for this is necessary.

 

November
It is also rainy season and the gorillas move down the mountain as the vegetation is in plenty here.

 

December
This is the easiest time of the year for finding and photographing the great apes.

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Tanzania

January
The first herds of the Great Migration are now in Masai Mara and Serengeti starting to get ready for calving where about eight thousand wildebeest calves are born each day. It is at this time of year that these parks become the finest place in Africa to view concentrations of predators on open plains.

 

February
This is the peak of the calving season with over half a million wildebeest being born, meaning the predator-prey interactions are a common spectacle as the battle for life takes place in front of your eyes. Due to the chance of rainfall, camps tend to be quieter during this month but this generally means lower camp rates. However, any rain that does fall is often short lived and doesn't affect game drives. The wildebeest are constantly on the move during this time, following the rains as it rejuvenates areas of grassland.

 

March
Remember the calves that were being born in January and February? Well, they are now strong enough to trek across the savannah with their parents. The number of visitors are still low and this could be a great time for photographers.

 

June
Thousands of wildebeest herds are now crossing the Grumeti River during their annual migration in the North west part of the Serengeti. You will also find plenty of other animals congregating around rivers and waterholes in search of water.

 

July
This is one of the busiest months where the greatest spectacle on earth is about to happen, the thousands of wildebeests have to fight all odds by crossing the Mara into Kenya’s Masai Mara while battling predators and the strong river currents. This dramatic show should not be missed.

 

August
You have a variety of choice when it comes to Tanzania. The wildebeest migration and the elephant migration in Tarangire are all happening now.

 

September
Still a huge attraction during this time because of the migration with predator prey interaction still at large.

 

November
The rainy season is about to start now and the Wildebeests have to make their way to Southern Serengeti to prepare for birthing. Predator – prey interaction is at large.

 

December
With just a month away from calving, the vast mass of Serengeti is full of wildebeests – and this means predator prey interaction is at large.

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 Botswana

March
Tips to Botswana are worth taking, plus this is the last month to receive special offers to Botswana. Who doesn’t love special offers, right?

 

April
In late April, one of the most beautiful places in Africa comes to life. The Okavango delta has now started to flood. This is what most tourist live to see – and so should you. Herds of elephant will begin streaming in. Over the next few months, this area will host almost half the continent’s elephant population and so many other animal species.

 

May
More animals have started trickling in and you can now enjoy a traditional canoe ride through the calm waters as you see animals. The serenity is an out of a travel magazine magical moment.

 

June
It’s now peak season as the Okavango Delta is now fully flooded and planning in advance is necessary. This is the time to see diversity of game like never before as they are here in search of water. You can also go on canoe rides and soak in the full nature ambience.

 

July
It is also peak season in Botswana. Okavango is in full flood and is now home to thousands of animals and game viewing can be done in boats or vehicles. If you are a photographer, you are provided with photo opportunities that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

 

August
August marks peak season in Botswana. At this time, Chobe and Liyanti boasts the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. Okavango is still flooded and is still a safari highlight

 

October
Botswana at this time is for those who can handle the heat, but the same heat drives the animals to water holes making it easy to spot them.

 

December
The arrival of rains triggers an event that not many people know about – the migration of Zebras from Chobe to Nxai Pan where the zebras stay here until end of February.

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South Africa

January
Cape Town, the Cape Wine lands and the Garden Route make great mix-and-match destinations for a holiday in January. The weather is perfect and driving trips up and down the famous Garden Route are never better. You will be greeted by clear blue skies and warm weather making safaris both pleasant and exciting. The weather also makes it ideal for beach lovers and watersports.

 

March
Early march is a great time to visit South Africa as the weather is still favorable and you can easily drive up and down the garden route.

 

April
The trees are beginning to lose their lives as autumn sets so it’s now easier to spot animals in the game reserves. Its cooler in the mornings and evenings but areas like Cape town and Garden Route are experiencing mixed weather during this time.

 

June
As the rain is now gone, it is easier now to find animals in Kruger National Park as they gather around rivers and the vegetation is now in plenty. Bugs like mosquitoes that are brought about by rain are also gone.

 

July
The dry weather makes it easier for game viewing as you will find most animals at the water holes. However, the weather is chilly in the Cape. You can also make time to catch the whale migration.

 

August
Cape town is lighting up with sunshine and whale watching and a visit to the wineries will be a great addition to your itinerary. Kruger National park and the garden route make good additions to the itinerary.

 

September
In the west, wild flowers are blooming while in the east, the whales are still looming in the horizon. Kruger National park is also an excellent safari destination at this time and the garden route is buzzing with visitors.

 

October
The Cape is beautiful with clear skies. The garden route is still a choice for visitors as it is still in full bloom with breathtaking views.

 

November
Looking to visit the Cape? The weather here is now warm and lovely.

 

December
The Cape and garden route are both in their best weather in December.

 

November
Looking to visit the Cape? The weather here is now warm and lovely.

 

December
The Cape and garden route are both in their best weather in December.

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Mauritius

April
Looking to go on a family vacay? This is the best month to visit Mauritius as the weather is lovely and warm with cool evenings.

May
Still the perfect weather for those dream vacations.

June
The days are warm and nights are cool in June, but if you are looking for high temperatures, this might not be your ideal holiday destination.

September
The weather is now warmer than the last two months. From the October, the weather will start to get extremely hot and humid as this is when summer starts.

November
November is the start of peak season which runs until April with the temperatures are not too hot.

 

December
The sky is shiny as bright and although it is hot, the temperatures are bearable unlike in January.

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