WHEN TO GO ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI?

 

BEST TIME TO GO ON SAFARI IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

BOTSWANA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE

In Southern Africa summer is typically wet and winter is typically dry. The wet and dry seasons have a significant effect on game conditions. The dry season generally runs from May to October through the southern autumn, winter and into spring. Game conditions generally improve as the season gets drier and wildlife tends to concentrate near remaining water sources.  The wet season generally starts in November, and signifies the arrival of migrant birds as mammals disperse in search of fresh growth. The bush gets thick, insects flourish, birding improves, game viewing deteriorates. The summer rains are generally characterised by torrential rainfall followed by sunshine during the day. The wet season generally makes the remote areas more inaccessible.

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BOTSWANA   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Moremi Game Reserve   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Okavango Delta   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Linyanti and Kwando   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Central Kalahari, Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Savute (Southern Chobe)   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Chobe National Park   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Tuli Block   When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
ZIMBABWE         JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hwange National Park         When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Matusadona National Park         When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Mana Pools         When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Matobo National Park         When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
ZAMBIA JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
South Luangwa National Park (Northern) When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
South Luangwa National Park (Central and Southern) When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Lower Zambezi National Park When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Kafue National Park When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
NAMIBIA            JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Etosha National Park            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Namib-Naukluft            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Skeleton Coast            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Damaraland            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
SOUTH AFRICA            JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kruger National Park            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Cape Town                        
                         
                         

 

BEST TIME TO GO ON SAFARI IN EAST AFRICA

There are two wet seasons in East Africa.  The first, known as the long rains is from April to June and the short rains are from late November through to December. Many properties in the game viewing areas do close during April and May, mainly due to bad road conditions.  The dry seasons are generally better for game viewing, as game concentrates around the water sources. The weather patterns play a major role in the great migration, as the animals follow the new grasses, which are dependent upon the rainfall.

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KENYA              JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Amboseli National Park              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
East and West Tsavo              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Masai Mara Game Reserve              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Aberdares / Meru              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Samburu National Reserve              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Laikipia Area              When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari

* Great Serengeti Migration

TANZANIA            JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lake Manyara National Park            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Ngorongoro Crater            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Serengeti National Park (West)            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Serengeti National Park (Northern)            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African Safari*When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Tarangire National Park            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Selous Game Reserve            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Ruaha National Park            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Mahale, Gombe and Katavi            When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari

* Great Serengeti Migration

UGANDA           JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bwinid Impenetrable Forest           When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Queen Elizabeth National Park           When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Kibale           When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Murchison Falls           When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
RWANDA             JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Volcanoes National Park             When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari
Nyungwe Foreset             When to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African SafariWhen to go on an African Safari