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Africa is a vast continent, so it can be confusing choosing where you want to go. The best option is to talk to us about what kind of holiday you would like and we would be able to recommend the most ideal options for you. If you would like to do some research beforehand please have a look at the areas we recommend travelling to by month or flick through some pictures to inspire you. Combining destinations can be a great way to travel and experience different areas and attractions in one trip. Happy researching.

Travel ideas by month

Some travel ideas throughout the year, arranged by month. You can also view a selection of pictures to inspire you.














  • Cape Town is fabulous in the summer months (December to March). January is a brilliant time to visit when the weather is hot and the beaches are beautiful. There is always something to do in Cape Town.

  • The best time to visit the Maldives is in their dry season from December to April. Imagine relaxing on an island, reading a good book and enjoying the ocean. The scuba diving in the Maldives is some of the best in the world.

  • Victoria Falls is in full flood between late January and early May. This means there is plenty of spray from the power of the Falls and the experience is incredible. Visibility is not at its best during this time if you wanting photo’s.
  • The Garden Route spans from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and is a very scenic part of SA. With spectacular beaches, seaside towns and brilliant hotels, it’s a destination ideal for anyone. Summer is best (Nov – April).
  • Weather changes according to geographical location but in northern Tanzania – Kili, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti are generally dry between late Dec and mid March. Game viewing is at its best.
  • Between Jan and March, the Makgadikgadi Pans usually flood in Botswana. When this occurs large concentrations of zebra and flamingos start to arrive. An unpredictable but amazing sight.
  • Cape Town in February is fantastic. The peak season rush is over and the weather is ideal. February is one of the hottest months with little wind. If you want a proper beach holiday visit in Feb.
  • Great weather in Kenya. Game viewing on safari is superb, but without the crowds seen in the summer. Day time temperatures and humidity are affected by altitude but it is generally warm to hot.
  • March is the start of two of the best diving periods in the Seychelles. The conditions for swimming, diving and snorkeling are perfect. Seasons run from March to May and September to November.
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is a year-round destination as the animals stay in the Crater. There is no set best time to travel although during the rainy season (April and May) there are fewer people.
  • Towards the end of March the weather in South Africa starts to cool down from the very hot weather in February. It’s a good time for an active holiday – hiking, running and walks.
  • Rainy season is the best for birding in Botswana. Benefits of traveling at this time is that Botswana is at its most beautiful and low season rates apply which can make a huge difference in costs.
  • Victoria Falls is in full flood between late January and early May. This means there is plenty of spray from the power of the Falls and the experience is incredible. Visibility is not at its best during this time if you wanting photo’s.
  • South Africa is a great place to visit in April. It’s the Easter holiday time and the weather is still warm and sunny. A combination of Cape Town, the garden route and a safari work well.
  • For a Mauritius beach holiday, April is is hot with temperatures around 25°C to 30°C. The hot, sticky climate makes you want to swim in the refreshing ocean. Rains are possible in the afternoon.
  • Often very lovely months in Namibia, April and May are increasingly dry with crisp fresh air. Coming out of the rainy season the landscape is green and largely free from dust. Very pleasant time to travel.
  • May is known as the ‘green season’ in the Okavango Delta. It’s the start of the dry season and the rates are very favorable. The evenings are cold but the days are warm.
  • Kruger National Park experiences cold temperatures at night and at dawn during the winter months, however the game viewing is good and many lodges offer excellent rates.
  • Kwazulu Natal is wonderful in SA’s winter months (May to Aug). There is no rain, no humidity and it’s warm. A good combo is a stay in the Drakensberg, visiting the battlefields and a safari at Phinda.
  • From May to Oct, it’s Chobe National Park dry season. This is the easiest and most comfortable time to travel as there is very little rain. Chobe has the largest concentration of Elephant in Africa.
  • From June to October is dry season in Mozambique. There is almost no rain, clear skies and plenty of sun. The perfect tropical weather to enjoy this pristine part of Africa.
  • Zambia is known for its walking safaris in the South Luangwa and the beautiful Lower Zambezi. June, July and Aug are the best months as the days are clear and warm. Rains are between Dec and March.
  • In the Serengeti the huge migration herds are heading north and will soon have to face the challenge of crossing the crocodile infested rivers. The air in June is fresh and there is low humidity.
  • June is the perfect time for a family holiday to Mauritius. The weather is lovely and not so hot that you can’t move out of the ocean. Mauritius is a great family holiday destination.
  • The Okavango Delta is in full flood between June and October. This is the peak season to visit and you need to plan well in advance to get availability. Game viewing is at its best.
  • Namibia’s peak season is from June to Aug. As the landscape dries the animals in the north of the country move towards waterholes so they are easily spotted. Nights can be very cold.
  • Best game viewing in the Kruger Park is during the winter months (July to October). This is when it’s dry in the reserve and the vegetation is less think so the animals are easier to see.
  • This is one of the best months to do a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park. Another area to visit in July is the Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park. Excellent game viewing.
  • Timings change year to year but by August, the migration should have arrived into Kenya’s Masai Mara. This is a wildlife spectacle where thousands of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River.
  • Island paradise, the best months to visit Mauritius are between July and September. During the months of January to April Mauritius experiences heavy rains.
  • Zanzibar’s best season is between August and October. August is also a good time to visit the Serengeti so combining these two destination gives you an excellent safari and beach holiday.
  • By August the spray at Victoria Falls has subsided considerably which gives you much better visibility. For the brave, the white water rafting opens from August to December.
  • Peak season for land-based whale watching in Hermanus is between July and October when the Southern Right Whales come close to shore to calve. The later you go the better the weather.
  • It’s spring in South Africa and one of the most beautiful times to visit. The flowers are in bloom and the weather getting warmer. Good time to visit Cape Town, Winelands and Garden Route.
  • In the Seychelles the conditions for swimming, snorkeling and diving are at their best between September to November. Enjoy the sunshine and white sandy beaches.
  • Best game viewing in the Kruger is during the winter months (July to October). This is when it’s dry in the reserve and the animals congregate around water holes in search of water.
  • The dry season in Malawi is from early May to late Oct when the vegetation is less dense and the game viewing best. Bird viewing is good all year round, with October and Nov being the best.
  • Mozambique is beautiful between September and October. The temperatures begin to get hotter even though the evenings are cool. Combining a safari in the Kruger with Mozambique is ideal.
  • The Okavango Delta is in full flood between June and October. This is the peak season to visit and you need to plan well in advance to get availability. Game viewing is at its best.
  • In Zambia it is very hot but dry especially in the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa Valley. This is however a great time to see the animals as they congregate around the limited amounts of water.
  • In the Kruger Park the short afternoon rains have started and the vegetation looks amazingly green. November is also the time when may animals start to give birth to their young.
  • From November to January, turtles haul themselves out of the ocean to lay their eggs at night. These magnificent creatures return to the Kwazulu Natal coastline every year.
  • Value wise in Botswana, November sees low season rates return and game viewing can still be very good. It is hot and the weather can turn more thundery towards the middle of Nov.
  • It is hot in Namibia in November but it is also one of the best months for seeing the desert adapted Elephants in Damarland.
  • The best time to visit the Maldives is in their dry season from December to April. Imagine relaxing on an island, reading a good book and enjoying the ocean. Christmas in the sunshine.
  • Cape Town has been voted best city in the world. With its beautiful beaches, hot weather, amazing food and friendly locals, it’s a wonderful place to visit over the festive season.
  • Visit Victoria Falls between Sept and Dec for the opportunity to swim safely in Devil’s Pool. This is a natural rock pool right on the edge of Victoria Falls.  Quite an experience!
  • The Garden Route spans from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and is a very scenic part of SA. With spectacular beaches, seaside towns and brilliant hotels, it’s a destination ideal for anyone.