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Best time to visit Africa for Weather & Viewing

When is the best time to visit Africa?

If you’re planning to tour to Africa then it helps to know what the best time to visit Africa. Africa’s landscape is as diverse as it’s expansive, with each month offering something special. From gorilla trekking in Uganda to desert exploring in Namibia, and Big Five safaris in South Africa, adventure is abounding in Africa. The trick is to know what happens, where, and when.

For example, you won’t see the peak of the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara in April. And if you were thinking about hitting Cape Town’s beaches in June then you better think again. The good news is that the region boasts such a myriad of adventures that you’re guaranteed an adventure year-round!

To help plan your Africa overland tour, we have put together a month-by-month guide to the continent’s most iconic attractions and the best time to travel

The best counties in Africa to visit month by month


1. January – February: The Serengeti & Kalahari

The start of the year comes with plenty of rain over popular safari destinations. But don’t let that put you off. Although wildlife viewing is generally best during the dry season, there are a few perks to Overlanding through Africa in January and February.

The Serengeti and Kalahari migrations along with the calving seasons are in full swing. This means plenty of predator-prey action, plus a few golden opportunities to sing The Circle of Life. The rainy season is also fab for traveling on a budget as this is the low season for many wildlife destinations.

African Lion Predators

Uganda & Cape Town

On the other hand, January is the peak of the dry season in Uganda’s northern parts. During this time of year, Murchison Falls National Park is primed for game viewing as the animals are easier to track. But if the 40ºC (104°F) temperatures are a bit too hot to handle then the higher altitude of Uganda’s jungles which offer a welcoming respite plus excellent gorilla trekking opportunities.

For some downtime, we recommend adding on a few extra days and ending your overland tour in Cape Town or Zanzibar.

Best travel time for:

Gorilla trekking

Wildebeest calving Season

Predator action safaris

Recommended countries to visit:

South Africa

Tanzania

Uganda

Best Time to Visit Kruger

  • Tour Length 28 days
    Group Size Max 16
    Starts & Ends Starts: Nairobi Ends: Dar es Salaam
    Countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    Overview 28 Day Nairobi to Zanzibar Overland Comfort Tour includes gorillas, game parks and beach trek in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania National Parks and Zanzibar beaches.
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  • Tour Length 13 days
    Group Size Max 16
    Starts & Ends Starts: Entebbe Ends: Entebbe
    Countries Uganda
    Overview Africa's tallest mountain range, the continent's largest lake, the world's longest river, the biggest living primates, and, of course, the iconic Big Five - Uganda is home to colossal natural wonders. This 13 day expedition sees you hiking in misty forests to spot wild gorillas and the lesser-known sights of tree-climbing lions, exploring verdant waterways teeming with pods of hippo, and discovering a world apart as you encounter the region’s colourful cultures.
    • Your tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up the camp. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip. Your guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and this tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price, thereby avoiding any hidden surprises.
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2. March – April: All around Africa

March is a great time to travel to Africa. Not too hot and not too cold either. If you’re planning on a Southern Africa overland tour, this is a fantastic time to visit destinations such as Cape Town, the Winelands, the Garden Route, and the Eastern Cape.

On the East African front, safari season starts tapering off. Kenya and northern Tanzania will still have good game viewing in March, but by April some camps and lodges close due to the long rains. When it comes to gorilla trekking, Uganda’s rainy season begins in March and makes conditions muddy and tracks hard to manage.

By April, major safari destinations slow down. But, destinations such as Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Seychelles start to open up at the beginning of the “Green Season”.

Best travel time for:

Adventure traveling

Snorkeling in Mozambique

Cape Town adventures

Recommended countries to visit:

South Africa

Malawi

Zambia (Victoria Falls)

Mozambique

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    Starts & Ends Starts: Johannesburg Ends: Cape Town
    Countries South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini (Formerly Swaziland)
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    Starts & Ends Starts: Johannesburg Ends: Johannesburg
    Countries Mozambique, South Africa
    Overview This beach to bush safari ticks all the boxes of a dream African escape, including plenty of time spent on footprint-free shores and fantastic game viewing in the world-famous Kruger National Park. Leave the planning to the guides while you enjoy the undulating grasslands of the highveld, verdant mango and cashew nut plantations, and authentic local cuisine around blazing fireplaces. Get the best of both as you explore tropical waters while you snorkel, dive and fish and encounter the Big Five while exploring the African bush. This is how you travel Africa.

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3. May – June: Zimbabwe, Zambia & Kruger National Park

Travel to Africa in May and you’re bound to find good safari deals. It’s shoulder season in the southern hemisphere (between the end of the rainy season and the start of the dry one) so from now until October is an excellent time for a safari in South Africa.

At this time of year, destinations like Zimbabwe, Zambia, and the Greater Kruger Park are coming into the dry season and the animals are starting to congregate around the waterholes, making them easier to spot. The beginning of May is also a great time to visit Botswana’s Okavango Delta before the rush of peak season in late June.

Wildlife at a water hole on safari

In East Africa, the wildebeest migration will be heading through the western corridor of the Serengeti and will begin crossing the crocodile-infested Grumeti River on their journey back to the Masai Mara. River crossing season is the most nail-biting part of the journey and also the most popular – so booking in advance is a must! June also sees the return of gorilla trekking in Uganda and the opportunity to spot newborns.

Baby Gorilla in Uganda on Gorilla Trek

Best travel time for:

Great migration river crossing

Gorilla trekking

Big Five safaris

Whale watching in South Africa

Okavango Delta

Recommended countries to visit:

Zimbabwe

South Africa

Botswana

Tanzania (Serengeti western corridor)

Uganda

  • Tour Length 20 days
    Group Size Max 20
    Starts & Ends Starts: Cape Town Ends: Victoria Falls
    Countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Overview Craving action and adventure? This 20 day expedition reads like a synopsis for the Amazing Race: scenic flights over the Okavango, white water rafting on the Zambezi, desert hikes, nights under a sprawling blanket of stars — and that’s just the start! We’ve also included wildlife safari drives in Etosha, Moremi Game Reserve and a relaxing sunset river cruise on the Chobe River to give you the best chance of experiencing the diversity of Southern Africa.

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  • Tour Length 13 days
    Group Size Max 16
    Starts & Ends Starts: Entebbe Ends: Entebbe
    Countries Uganda
    Overview Africa's tallest mountain range, the continent's largest lake, the world's longest river, the biggest living primates, and, of course, the iconic Big Five - Uganda is home to colossal natural wonders. This 13 day expedition sees you hiking in misty forests to spot wild gorillas and the lesser-known sights of tree-climbing lions, exploring verdant waterways teeming with pods of hippo, and discovering a world apart as you encounter the region’s colourful cultures.
    • Your tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up the camp. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip. Your guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and this tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price, thereby avoiding any hidden surprises.
    • The camping tour provides all equipment, including camp stretcher beds, tents, camp chairs. Travellers can bring supplementary mattress if desired. Travellers are required to bring sleeping bags, towels and travel pillows.

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4. July – August: Kenya, Botswana & Nambia

This time of year offers up some of the very best wildlife spotting (If you don’t mind the crowds). Not only is the migration river crossing at its peak in the Masai Mara, but it’s also the best time to spot big cats in action in the central Serengeti. Those who are keen on gorilla trekking won’t be disappointed either as Uganda will be in peak season and combines well with a safari in Kenya!

Further South, the Western Cape beckons off-peak travellers. It may be too cold to swim but there is still much to do for ocean lovers. July is primed for epic whale-watching adventures along the coast from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay. And, if you haven’t got your fill on predator action then be sure to visit False Bay for the Great White-Shark watching season. To top it off, the Garden Route comes alive with the Knysna Oyster Festival.

Penguins in Cape Town at Boulders Beach

If your travel plans include visiting Botswana’s Okavango and the Namib desert then be sure to plan super early! The Delta will be in full flood during these two months and this is peak season for Namibia too, so availability may be limited.

In August, hoards of travelers will be in Kenya for the peak of the great migration. As an alternative, you could consider Overlanding in Southern Africa. The weather is mild and dry (except for Cape Town) giving way to excellent wildlife viewing in Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Plus, it is the best time to see Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Best travel time for:

Prime game-viewing across most of Africa.

Wildflowers in South Africa’s Namaqualand region (August and September only).

Wildebeest migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s northern Serengeti.

Whale Watching in Southern Africa

Recommended countries to visit:

Namibia

Botswana

Tanzania (Northern Serengeti)

Kenya

  • Tour Length 14 days
    Group Size Max 12
    Starts & Ends Starts: Johannesburg Ends: Victoria Falls
    Countries South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Overview This is your chance to relish every slice of Africa’s last great wilderness. Kick up dust on the sandveld of the Kalahari, glide along the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro, and count elephants big and small in Chobe National Park as you safari on land and water. End in Victoria Falls and find yourself hooked on the magic of Southern Africa.  

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5. September: Uganda & Rwanda

September is widely regarded as one of the two best months to travel to Africa. The dry season continues and temperatures start rising but wildlife viewing will be excellent. Since virtually every destination offers very high-quality safaris at this time, the hardest part will be deciding where to go.

In East Africa, the migration action is still fierce in the Masai Mara region and it’s a great time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. For a bit of wildlife variety, add Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park to your itinerary for a glimpse of the region’s elephant migration.

Elephants on Safari

 

Toward the south of Africa, Botswana’s most famous parks will be in their peak seasons for game viewing. This means that you might have to compete with the crowds in areas such as Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and the Linyanti. But, the views make it worth the effort.

September is also a great time of year to be in South Africa. Toward the north of the country, the Kruger Park welcomes safari lovers with great weather and excellent wildlife viewing. It gets a bit cooler the further south you go but it’s not without its advantages. This is the peak season for whale watching in Hermanus as the Southern Right whales come into Walker Bay to calve. And, for the most jaw-dropping scenery make your way down to the Cederberg to see the fynbos in full bloom.

October: Tanzania

Generally speaking, October marks the end of the dry season in the east but there is still plenty to do while on an East Africa overland tour. Uganda’s second rainy season will be in full swing, so gorilla trekking is not advised. However, this is a great time of year to visit Murchison Falls or Kidepo.

While in Tanzania, you’ll find the temperature becomes much more pleasant as it drops. In the north, Tarangire elephant herds are at their largest, while there is awesome river crossing action in the Serengeti as the herds start their journey south.

Best travel time for:

Prime game-viewing across most of Africa.

Wildflowers in South Africa’s Namaqualand region (September).

Elephant migration in Tanzania.

Whale Watching in Southern Africa

Recommended countries to visit:

South Africa

Botswana

Tanzania

Kenya

Uganda

  • Tour Length 42 days
    Group Size Max 20
    Starts & Ends Starts: Cape Town Ends: Nairobi
    Countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Overview Safari drives in the Serengeti? Check! A river Cruise in Chobe National Park? Check. Authentic camping experience? Big Check! We’ve left no stone unturned when putting together this legendary itinerary. All you need to do is kick back discover the stunning wilderness and vibrant cultures of eight countries across the continent. This is how you travel Africa.

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  • Tour Length 26 days
    Group Size Max 20
    Starts & Ends Starts: Cape Town Ends: Johannesburg
    Countries South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Overview When it comes to diversity, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe are incredible - and the best way to take it in is on this adrenaline packed overland tour. We’ve handpicked the most breathtaking Southern African experiences and wrapped them into 26 days of pure, blood-pumping adventure. From canoeing on the Orange River, to climbing giant sand dunes, and capturing the big five (with your camera, of course) in the world famous Kruger National Park. This is how you travel Africa.

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