Safari Holidays When To Go

Safari Holidays When To Go

Safari Holidays When To Go. The main Countries for Safari Holidays are
Botswana, Kenza, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

The most popular areas are Etosha National Park, Kruger National Park, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Namib-Naukluft, Ngorongoro National Park, Okavango Delta, Samburu National Park, Selous National Park, Serengeti National Park and Zambezi River.

Safari Holidays When To Go

A common question is when is the Best Time To Visit Africa For Wildlife.

Although the best times of year to go on Safari are can depend on what you want to see, there are differences between central Africa and South Africa.

Dry Season is generally when you have a greater chance to see the animals at the water holes. This can be the most expensive time to go on Safari.

The In-between Season, just at the start or the end of the dry season can off best value, where prices are lower due to less demand.

Wet Season allows you to experience a very different, much greener Africa. Particularly good for bird life. The rivers come alive and Victoria Falls is much more spectacular.

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This quick guide below is designed to help you choose which country.

Botswana Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Botswana runs from May to November, with October is the hottest month. Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water. Near the end of Dry Season, September or October, Chobe National Park sees the arrival of herds of buffalo and elephant.

Wet season in Botswana runs from December to March, so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst all the greenery.

Kenya Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Kenya runs from January to March, and July to October when you will see the annual migration crossing the Maasai Mara following the rains. October is the hottest month. Animals supply of water and food is limited, so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.

In-Between Season, in Kenya is in April, May and November, where the country comes alive with fauna and flora.

Wet season in Kenya runs from April to June, and October, November so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst all the greenery, especially at the Kenyan Lakes.

Namibia Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Namibia runs from May to September, so this can be a great time to visit Sossusvlei or the Etosha National Park. Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.
Although daytime temperature can be high, be prepared for a shock at night, as it gets cold in the desert.

Wet season in Namibia is not so prominent. runs from October to March, so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst Etosha National Park and the Etosha Pan. This is the best time of year to see the flocks of pink flamingos.

This time of year can also offer a cooler time for stays in the Namib-Naukluft area.

Rwanda Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Rwanda runs from June to September and December to February. However, as this is a tropical climate, there is a chance of light rain during the dry season. Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.

Wet season in Rwanda runs from January to March and September to October, so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst all the greenery. Watch out for all those mosquitos.

South Africa Safari Holidays When to Go

South Africa Safari Holidays When to Go

The Kruger Park is an all year round destination, with a hot, sub-tropical climate generally above 25 Degrees during the day. Each season brings it’s own highlights.

Dry season in South Africa runs from July to early October, Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.

Wet Season in South Africa is during the Summer (the opposite to the UK) End of October to March. The rains comes during the Summer Season, filling the waterholes and rivers.

Many young animals are born during November and December.

April to June is the South Africa Autumn season, when the bush starts to loose it’s green cover. Still hot during the day, but cooler at night.

Spring in South Africa (September, October) is the height of the dry season with hot dry wind. Water levels in rivers and waterholes are low, attracting high numbers of animals together, meaning this is often the best time for viewing.

March can offer good value as it is not so busy with visitors to the Safari parks and Private Game Reserves.

An alternative attraction, Whale watching takes centre stage between May and November as humpback whales come to mate, calve and bring up their young in the warm waters off the coast of South Africa

Tanzania Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Tanzania runs from June to October, but also dry in January, which is a particularly hot month. Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.
If you are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the end of the dry season or January can be the best times.

Wet season in Tanzania runs from November to May, so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. Time for the Serengeti to experience the annual migration. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst all the greenery.

Zambia Safari Holidays When to Go

Dry season in Zambia runs from June to October. Animals supply of water and food is limited ,so you will generally find them grouped together near sources of water.
Near the end of Dry Season, September or October, is the time when water sources are crammed full of animals.

Wet season in Zambia runs from December to March, so is more difficult to see the animals in the parks. This is the time when the Birds have their chance to take centre stage amongst all the greenery.

In-Between Season, in Zambia is April and May, where the Victoria Falls is at it’s biggest and best following all the rains.

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