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When is the Best Time to go on an African Safari?

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The answer to “When is the best time to go on an African Safari?” is simple – anytime of the year! The highlight of any African safari is to enjoy the wildlife, beautiful scenery, meet the locals and experience the white sandy beaches.

The Winter months (June to October) offers the best game viewing throughout East and Southern Africa. It is also ideal for a beach vacation on the East coast of Africa with moderate daily temperatures – perfect to soak up the sun. On a game viewing front, it is when herds of game graze freely on the drier golden stretches of savannah during the day, whilst watering holes and riverbeds call for a ‘happy hour’ at sunset to quench their thirst. It is also the opportune time to see and experience the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara Game Reserve – it is known as one of Africa’s greatest phenomena.

Summer (November to March) is known as the green season when the bush transforms into lush green long vegetation, set against the dramatic backdrop of dark thunderstorm clouds. It is the ideal playing field for energetic young grazers, with intensified predator action. It is the most popular season for birding enthusiasts with big flocks of migratory birds returning south.

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