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Choosing which time of year to see the Great Wildebeest Migration is made easy with this safari.

Our Top Picks for January

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

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Kalahari Desert - Botswana

Kalahari Desert - Botswana

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 28 Celsius 82 Fahrenheit

What

Excellent birding, game viewing and the zebra migration in the now-green Kalahari Desert.

Why

January falls within Botswana’s intense rainy season, making animals hard to find in the northern parts of the country like Chobe National Park. The Kalahari is in the south, however, and being a desert, doesn’t receive the same level of rain. But what rain it does receive transforms it from red sand to green grazing, attracting predators, prey and plenty of migrant and resident birds.

Zebra migration through Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans.

When to book

The Kalahari is not nearly as visited as Botswana’s superstar wilderness areas, the Okavango Delta and Chobe. You should be able to get good accommodation and rates without booking too far in advance.

Good to know

Read our seasonal guide to planning your Botswana safari and our expert advice for amateur photographers on how to photograph birds on your safari.


Botswana Tours & Safaris

Botswana Accommodation

Quirimbas Archipelago - Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago - Mozambique

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Why

Near-perfect conditions with excellent visibility. The very brief rain showers cool down the heat of the long, sunny days.

When to book

Mozambique is one of Africa’s undiscovered gems but January is popular because it coincides with regional school holidays.

Good to know

How to combine Mozambique with the Kruger National Park.


Mozambique Tours & Safaris

Mozambique Accommodation

Zanzibar - Tanzania

Zanzibar - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 27 Celsius 80 Fahrenheit

What

Diving off Zanzibar.

Why

Zanzibar is an island off the Indian Coast of Tanzania and averages only five rainy days for the month of January. The south of the main island offers the best diving conditions while the north has the best sunset views. For exceptional reef diving and snorkeling, head to the exclusive outlying islands of Pemba, Mafia and Mnemba. Zanzibar is also home to Stone Town, a World Heritage Site with plenty to see and do. A beach holiday on Zanzibar is the perfect way to relax after the early morning wake-up calls of a Southern Serengeti safari.

When to book

Because the island has almost perfect weather, it is very popular so secure the best accommodation as soon as you can. Sought-after places like Pemba and Mafia have a very amount of accommodation available – there are no large resorts here.

Good to know

Our best dive lodges.


Zanzibar Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 11 Celsius 64 Fahrenheit

What

Trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Why

January generally coincides with a short dry spell, making it easier and more comfortable to trek because there is less rain and mud.

When to book

All gorilla-trekking destinations issue a limited number of permits per day and there is limited accommodation available in remote parks like Bwindi. Book as soon as you decide to go trekking to avoid disappointment – peak dry season is very popular.

Good to know

Read our expert blog on the basics of gorilla trekking.

Watch our video series on gorilla trekking, from shopping for the trip and vaccinations to the moment you spot the gorillas for the first time.


Uganda Tours & Safaris

Uganda Accommodation

Cape Town & Garden Route

Cape Town & Garden Route

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 20 Celsius 68 Fahrenheit

What

Self-drive road trip or private guided tour of Cape Town, the surrounding Cape Winelands and the Garden Route that runs from Cape Town and takes you to Addo Elephant National Park.

Why

Unlike the safari areas in the northern parts of South Africa – the Kruger National Park, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve - that are rainy in January, Cape Town and the Garden Route are dry.

When to book

For the first half of January and especially over New Year, as far in advance as possible. This time coincides with the South African school holidays so many local families take their annual vacation now. The local schools reopen in mid-January meaning the second-half of the month is slightly less busy.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on Cape Town’s best beaches, best sundowner spots, best beach hotels and villas, and on the Constantia Winelands.

Watch our video on adventure activities in Cape Town like hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, kite surfing and touring on a Harley Davidson.

Download

Our complimentary Cape Town Country Guide.


Sauth Africa Tours & Safaris

Sauth Africa Accommodation

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 17 Celsius 63 Fahrenheit

What

Calving season during the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Why

The herds mass in the Southern Serengeti at this time of year to take advantage of the excellent grazing – depending on whether good rains fell in time – that will sustain their calves. About 8  000 calves are born every day and there is plenty of predator action from lions, hyenas, leopards, wild dogs and jackals. Game drives will take you to the heart of the action.

When to book

This is considered the low or Green Season in Serengeti National Park and is much less-visited than the mid-year high season. You generally don’t need to book too far in advance to get accommodation. Bear in mind that the time around New Year will be busier as local Tanzanian families go on holiday.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on how the Great Migration works and find out about the Top 5 things you may not realise about the Migration.

Watch our animated video of how the Migration works.


Sauth Africa Tours & Safaris

Sauth Africa Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for February

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Quirimbas Archipelago - Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago - Mozambique

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for February 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Sunset dhow cruises, trips to historic Ibo Island, relaxing on powdery beaches and sampling the day’s catch. Not to mention excellent diving and snorkeling.

Why

Like the Seychelles, the Quirimbas Archipelago is fairly untouched by cyclone season. Islands like Vamizi, Quilalea and Medjumbe bask in tropical sunshine.

When to book

One of the best aspects of visiting the Quirimbas is low visitor numbers, allowing the islands to retain their serenity. As with the Seychelles, if you are planning an engagement, honeymoon, babymoon or other special occasion, it’s best not to leave booking until the last minute.


Mozambique Tours & Safaris

Botswana Accommodation

Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for February 22 Celsius 71 Fahrenheit

What

Some of the most superb Big 5 game viewing in the world.

Why

Ngorongoro has very easy game viewing because the animals never venture beyond the Crater’s walls. It is generally very busy with avid safari goers but February is one of its quieter times, meaning more space to yourself and better rates.

When to book

The Crater is very popular so don’t leave it until the last minute. Aim to have your safari planned by the New Year.

Good to know

If it’s your first visit, use our beginner’s guide to Tanzania to help plan.


Zanzibar Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Fregate, Denis, Praslin & Mahé Islands - The Seychelles

Fregate, Denis, Praslin & Mahé Islands - The Seychelles

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for February 27 Celsius 80 Fahrenheit

What

Snorkeling, diving, island hopping, eating creole food, finding black parrots and massive tortoises, and discovering the coco-de-mer, the world’s largest seed.

Why

The Seychelles best islands are located outside the regional cyclone zone, meaning they enjoy balmy weather and only an occasional short-lived afternoon thundershower in February.

When to book

Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are to be found here and honeymooners and romantics flock to the islands. If you are planning a special occasion, don’t leave it to the last minute to secure a suite with a private pool, sun-drenched deck and views of the opalescent Indian Ocean.

Good to know

Read all about spending 10 days in the Seychelles.
Watch more about the Indian Ocean islands.


Seychelles Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Chumbe, Mnemba, Pemba, Mafia & Thanda Islands - East Africa

Chumbe, Mnemba, Pemba, Mafia & Thanda Islands - East Africa

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for February 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Diving with whale sharks.

Why

Whale sharks migrate along the Kenyan and Tanzanian coasts from October to April – by February, the stragglers have caught up with the front-runners and numbers are generally at their highest.

When to book

More and more divers are seeking out the incredible experience of diving with these creatures that are as large as they are gentle. The best places to stay are small and intimate, so accommodation can fill up fast. If this is on your bucket list, book as soon as you can to catch the best weather and avoid disappointment.

Good to know

Our best dive lodges.


East Africa Tours & Safaris

East Africa Accommodation

Samburu National Reserve - Kenya

Samburu National Reserve - Kenya

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for February 28 Celsius 82 Fahrenheit

What

Game drives to spot the Samburu Special 5: these species are endemic to the region and comprise endangered Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk.

Why

Samburu lies in an arid part of Kenya but after the summer rains its doum palm groves and thorny scrub spring to life with plenty of grazing. Look out for baby gerenuks.

When to book

Good news for spontaneous travellers is that Samburu is generally open to last-minute bookings at this time of year.

Good to know

All about your first safari to Kenya.


Kenya Tours & Safaris

Kenya Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for March

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

KwaZulu-Natal Midlands - South Africa

kwaZulu-Natal Midlands - South Africa

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for March 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Everything from horse-riding through bucolic pastures and visiting the Anglo-Boer War battlefields to sampling delicious country cuisine and hiking among the incredible Drakensberg (‘Dragon’s Mountain’).

Why

The humidity of summer is lifting, leaving balmy days and temperate evenings. Self-drivers will enjoy discovering a part of South Africa that only locals know.

When to book

Much depends on when the Easter and local school holidays fall. kwaZulu-Natal is a popular destination for South Africans at these times and so availability will be reduced. If Easter is in April, you needn’t plan so far in advance.

Good to know

Read all about the quintessential ‘bush, berg and battlefields’ experience.


Botswana Tours & Safaris

Botswana Accommodation

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for March 23 Celsius 73 Fahrenheit

What

Seeing the mega herds of the Wildebeest Migration begin to move northwards.

Why

By March, the thousands of babies that ‘dropped’ in January and February are strong enough to join their parents on their trans-savannah trek. It is also Green Season in Tanzania, meaning low rates and low visitor numbers but high opportunities for photographers.

When to book

If you find you can travel at the last minute, enquire about a Serengeti safari as availability is generally good. Like the Sabi Sands though, the park may fill up with self-drivers and local families if the Easter holidays fall in March rather than April.

Good to know

Read about how the Wildebeest Migration Works and about all the things you didn’t know (and may want to know) happen en route.
Watch our animated video that is perfect for explaining the Wildebeest Migration.


Zanzibar Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Sabi Sands Game Reserve - South Africa

Sabi Sands Game Reserve - South Africa

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for March 25 Celsius 76 Fahrenheit

What

Excellent leopard and rhino sightings in Big 5 country, topped off by incredible accommodation and service as well as night drives and nature walks.

Why

The Sabi Sands shares an unfenced border with Kruger, making it one of the most exciting game destinations in the country. By March, summer’s afternoon thunderstorms are largely over but the vegetation remains lush and verdant – an excellent backdrop for photographers.

When to book

The Sabi Sands is one of the most sought-after year-round game-viewing destinations in Africa. Make it your New Year’s resolution to book your accommodation on 2 January!


Zanzibar Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for April

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Cape Town - South Africa

Cape Town - South Africa

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for April 22 Celsius 71 Fahrenheit

What

Wine tasting in Franschhoek or Constantia, visiting the African penguins at Boulders Beach, climbing the lighthouse at Cape Point and taking the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. And be sure to rent a car (or get us to hire a reputable private guide for you) so you can venture further afield to the Winelands.

Why

April heralds classic autumn weather in South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful city. The heat and south-easterly winds of summer have passed, and the chilly drizzle of winter is yet to set in, making this month almost perfect in terms of the weather.

When to book

Like so much of travelling to Africa in April, much depends on when Easter and the South African school holidays fall. Cape Town is extremely popular with local travellers and the city hosts plenty world-class festivals and events that ensure hotels fill up quickly. If you can’t book well in advance, then try to avoid the Easter break – in South Africa, this is a 4-day period that includes two public holidays.

Good to know

Read about South Africa’s oldest wine-producing area – known as Constantia – and one of its youngest, in Hermanus.
Cape Town is Africa’s undisputed foodie capital – here’s what’s on offer.
Here are the best places to watch its legendary sunsets or, if you do get the odd autumnal shower, the best places to pass a rainy day.
Cape Town is strongly influenced by its connection to Malay culture – how to enjoy a Malay cooking course in the Bo-Kaap that will see you whipping up delicious samosas and chilli bites.
There can still be very sunny days at this time of year – here are Cape Town’s best beaches.

Download

Our complimentary Cape Town Country Guide.


South Africa Tours & Safaris

South Africa Accommodation

Bazaruto Archipelago - Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago - Mozambique

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for April 25 Celsius 76 Fahrenheit

What

Snorkelling and scuba diving in Bazaruto National Park. Not to mention spa treatments, seafood feasts and long walks on the beach.

Why

By April, the five islands that make up the Bazaruto Archipelago are drying up after the summer rains before peak season arrive. Visitor numbers are slowly growing, leaving you with a good choice of honeymoon or family vacation options on the two largest islands, Benguerra and Bazaruto.

When to book

Since peak season is still on the way, Bazaruto can be an option for spontaneous travellers who want to escape to an island paradise at the last minute.

Good to know

How to combine a Mozambique beach holiday with a Kruger safari.


Mozambique Tours & Safaris

Mozambique Accommodation

Sossusvlei & Etosha National Park - Namibia

Sossusvlei & Etosha National Park - Namibia

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for April 23 Celsius 73 Fahrenheit

What

Spellbinding landscapes at Sossusvlei and rewarding game watching in Etosha.

Why

The intense heat of summer has passed and the rain is pretty much over but the cold evenings of winter are yet to arrive. The landscape still has some greenery and pools of water dot it here and there.

When to book

April is not yet peak season but, depending on when Easter falls and the Namibian school holidays arrive, it can be busy. Many South Africans also drive up over Easter and the South African school holidays. Consult your Africa Safari Expert at least two months in advance.

Good to know

Read all about fun family road trips to Namibia and about Go2Africans Liesel and Anza’s trip to explore its more remote areas.
Watch our video on what to see and do in Namibia.


Namibia Tours & Safaris

Namibia Accommodation

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 11 Celsius 64 Fahrenheit

What

Trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Why

January generally coincides with a short dry spell, making it easier and more comfortable to trek because there is less rain and mud.

When to book

All gorilla-trekking destinations issue a limited number of permits per day and there is limited accommodation available in remote parks like Bwindi. Book as soon as you decide to go trekking to avoid disappointment – peak dry season is very popular.

Good to know

Read our expert blog on the basics of gorilla trekking.

Watch our video series on gorilla trekking, from shopping for the trip and vaccinations to the moment you spot the gorillas for the first time.


Uganda Tours & Safaris

Uganda Accommodation

Cape Town & Garden Route

Cape Town & Garden Route

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 20 Celsius 68 Fahrenheit

What

Self-drive road trip or private guided tour of Cape Town, the surrounding Cape Winelands and the Garden Route that runs from Cape Town and takes you to Addo Elephant National Park.

Why

Unlike the safari areas in the northern parts of South Africa – the Kruger National Park, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve - that are rainy in January, Cape Town and the Garden Route are dry.

When to book

For the first half of January and especially over New Year, as far in advance as possible. This time coincides with the South African school holidays so many local families take their annual vacation now. The local schools reopen in mid-January meaning the second-half of the month is slightly less busy.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on Cape Town’s best beaches, best sundowner spots, best beach hotels and villas, and on the Constantia Winelands.

Watch our video on adventure activities in Cape Town like hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, kite surfing and touring on a Harley Davidson.

Download

Our complimentary Cape Town Country Guide.


Cape Town Tours & Safaris

Sauth Africa Accommodation

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 17 Celsius 63 Fahrenheit

What

Calving season during the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Why

The herds mass in the Southern Serengeti at this time of year to take advantage of the excellent grazing – depending on whether good rains fell in time – that will sustain their calves. About 8  000 calves are born every day and there is plenty of predator action from lions, hyenas, leopards, wild dogs and jackals. Game drives will take you to the heart of the action.

When to book

This is considered the low or Green Season in Serengeti National Park and is much less-visited than the mid-year high season. You generally don’t need to book too far in advance to get accommodation. Bear in mind that the time around New Year will be busier as local Tanzanian families go on holiday.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on how the Great Migration works and find out about the Top 5 things you may not realise about the Migration.

Watch our animated video of how the Migration works.


Southern Serengeti Tours & Safaris

Southern Serengeti Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for May

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

kwaZulu-Natal - South Africa

kwaZulu-Natal - South Africa

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for May 23 Celsius 73 Fahrenheit

What

A ‘bush, beach, berg and battlefields’ self-drive road trip.

Why

kwaZulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s smallest provinces but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with an absorbing mix of big game safaris in private reserves and national parks, sandy sub-tropical beaches, the impressive Drakensberg mountain range for hiking and an array of famous historical landmarks including significant battlefields and the site where Nelson Mandela was ultimately captured by the police.

When to book

May is a great month to visit KZN because the South African school holidays are over. Book as soon as you want to go because game viewing in places like Phinda Private Game Reserve and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park is starting to ramp up with the onset of the cooler, drier weather.

Good to know

Check out our expert look at a berg, bush and battlefields holiday.


South Africa Tours & Safaris

South Africa Accommodation

Zanzibar - Tanzania

The Seychelles

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for May 28 Celsius 83 Fahrenheit

What

Astonishing underwater visibility of up to 30 metres or 90 feet for divers and snorkelers.

Why

The dry weather means calm water, making the Seychelles a haven for underwater explorers.

When to book

The Seychelles is always a popular honeymoon destination for international travellers and, with the northern hemisphere summer wedding season kicking off in about May, we suggest booking as soon as you know you want to go for the best deals.

Good to know

Be inspired by our 10-day adventure in the Seychelles.


Seychelles Tours & Safaris

Seychelles Accommodation

Mozambique

Bazaruto & Quirimbas Archipelagos - Mozambique

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for May 23 Celsius 73 Fahrenheit

What

Excellent visibility for snorkelers and divers.

Why

With the annual cyclone season and the intense heat of summer now long past, the cooler weather and calmer water conditions means spectacular diving. Bazaruto is good for families as it has bigger resorts and boutique hotels while the Quirimbas maintains an exclusive ‘desert island’ feeling with a sprinkling of upscale beach lodges

When to book

Mozambique is still under the radar but is becoming more and more popular as travellers discover its incredible beaches, laidback culture and wonderful reefs. We suggest booking as soon as you decide to go to get your first choice of the small selection of top beach lodges.

Good to know

How to combine Mozambique with the Kruger National Park in South Africa.


Mozambique Tours & Safaris

Mozambique Accommodation

Eastern Cape - South Africa

Eastern Cape - South Africa

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for May 17 Celsius 62 Fahrenheit

What

Spot the ‘Big 7’ at Addo Elephant National Park. In addition to the classic Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – the third-largest national park in the country has a protected marine section where you can see great white sharks and southern right whales, in season.

Why

The Eastern Cape province is a great place to end a Garden Route self-drive or go on a ‘beginner’s safari’. The climate is temperate and the whole area is malaria-free – ideal if you’re travelling with young children or older travellers.

When to book

May is a sweet spot – peak safari season is just starting, heralding cooler and drier weather. Because of its ‘secret gem’ status, Addo isn’t as jam-packed as the Kruger National Park so you can probably book two or three months before you want to travel to secure your first choice of accommodation.

Good to know

Read about what to expect on a safari to Addo and a visit to the Eastern Cape.


Uganda Tours & Safaris

Uganda Accommodation

Okavango Delta - Botswana

Okavango Delta - Botswana

SeasonAutumn Average Temperature for May 21 Celsius 69 Fahrenheit

What

A water-based safari in the world’s biggest inland delta.

Why

Although the rainy season has largely passed by May, the Okavango Delta is slowly filling up with all the water that has fallen in the past few months, much of it trickling down from the Angolan highlands. As the rest of the country starts drying up, the Delta’s surging waters start plenty of game who will pass winter here, with ample water supply. The higher water levels also mean you can enjoy mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) rides and spells on high-speed motor boats.

When to book

Botswana is almost always in demand because of its fantastic game viewing and premium lodges. Although May isn’t quite peak season yet, it’s worth booking as early in the year as possible to secure your first choice of accommodation.

Good to know

Take your pick of the 24 best things to do in Botswana or learn how having a private guide can help you get the best out of this incredible destination.


Okavango Delta - Botswana Tours & Safaris

Okavango Delta - Botswana Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for June

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park - Uganda & Rwanda

Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park - Uganda & Rwanda

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for June 20 Celsius 66 Fahrenheit

What

Superb gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Why

Both lie in Africa’s equatorial rainforest belt but in June, Uganda’s rainfall is a fifth of what it was in March while Rwanda’s precipitation is down by 90 percent compared to April. This dry spell makes trekking much easier as there is less heavy-going mud. More sunlight also penetrates the forest canopy, making it lighter for photographers hoping to snap the ultimate gorilla shot.

When to book

This is peak season for gorilla trekking and there are limited permits and lodges available. Consider booking your gorilla trek up to a year in advance – this also gives you plenty of time to get fit!

Good to know

Read all about gorilla and chimp trekking in Uganda.
Know the basics: Gorilla Trekking 101.
Expert advice on what to pack for gorilla trekking.


Rwanda Tours & Safaris

Rwanda Accommodation

Grumeti Reserve - Tanzania

Grumeti Reserve - Tanzania

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for June 21 Celsius 70 Fahrenheit

What

Witness thousands of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti River during their annual migration around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem.

Why

The river crossings are considered one of the most dramatic aspects of the Wildebeest Migration and thousands of safari goers flock to see them. The Grumeti crossings are far more exclusive because they take place in the private Grumeti Reserve. This means far fewer vehicles and people, making for a far more exclusive experience.

When to book

The Grumeti River crossings are among the most sought-after of Migration moments by safari aficionados, with very limited accommodation available. We strongly suggest booking up to a year in advance.

Good to know

Read all about a Grumeti safari here.
Find out more about the myths and realities of the Migration.


Tanzania Tours & Safaris

Tanzania Accommodation

Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for June 19 Celsius 66 Fahrenheit

What

Classic game viewing without the crowds.

Why

The weather is cooler and drier, and the animals aren’t venturing too far from water or grazing as winter settles in, making for superb game viewing. The other bonus is that the Wildebeest Migration is generally still in the Grumeti and Serengeti in Tanzania, making Kenya far less crowded. You may not see the Migration but you will see the Masai Mara’s iconic sunsets and rolling savannah.

When to book

Mid-year is high or peak safari season across Africa, and we’d always advise booking up to a year or at least six months in advance if you have your heart set on a particular lodge or if you want to avoid disappointment.

Good to know

A first-timer’s guide to a Kenya safari and what to expect in the Mara.


Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya Tours & Safaris

Our Top Safaris for July

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Okavango Delta - Botswana

Okavango Delta - Botswana

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for July 16 Celsius 60 Fahrenheit

What

Perfect safari and photography conditions in the Delta, with everything from red lechwe to wild dogs running through the shimmering water.

Why

The summer rains in the region have reflooded the Delta’s meandering waterways to form huge floodplains that are ideal for water-based activities like mokoro rides and powerboat excursions.

When to book

The Delta is always popular but doubly so during peak season when the cool, dry weather makes for excellent game viewing. We’d suggest getting in touch at least six months in advance; more if you have your heart set on a specific lodge or camp.

Good to know

A comprehensive list of the best things to do in Botswana and an insider’s look at life in the Delta.


Botswana Tours & Safaris

Botswana Accommodation

The Seychelless

The Seychelles

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for July 26 Celsius 79 Fahrenheit

What

Basking on golden beaches, swimming in warm water and exploring teeming reefs. Or simply lazing the day away in a comfy hammock stretched between two nodding palm trees.

Why

It’s the driest month of the year in the Seychelles and the humidity is tempered by cooling breezes off the sultry Indian Ocean.

When to book

Many travellers combine the Seychelles with their Migration safari to Kenya, with our Africa Safari Experts booking their flights, accommodation and activities all at the same time. If you are visiting the Seychelles only, it still pays to get in touch with us as soon as you can as the perfect weather, northern hemisphere wedding-honeymoon season, and regional school holidays make the Seychelles a popular destination.

Good to know

Read about our 10-day adventure in the Seychelles.


Seychelles Tours & Safaris

Seychelles Accommodation

Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for July 19 Celsius 66 Fahrenheit

What

Wildebeest, wildebeest and more wildebeest! Closed tailed by massive Nile crocodiles, prides of lions, stalking leopards and lightning fast cheetahs.

Why

The Wildebeest Migration, of course. By mid-year, most of the herds should have crossed the Mara River and are munching their way across Kenya. The combination of peak safari season, dry weather and wildebeest wherever you look is hard to beat.

When to book

We’re not exaggerating when we suggest up to a year in advance for the Mara’s private concessions, which give you a superior experience. The mid-year part of the Migration is East Africa’s hottest ticket and lodges fill up quickly. If you can’t manage to plan a year in advance, then try not to leave it later than six months before you travel as you may not be able to get your first choice of accommodation.

Good to know

How the Wildebeest Migration works.
Watch the wildebeest make their incredible journey through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
What to expect when you visit the Masai Mara.


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Our Top Safaris for August

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Lake Malawi - Malawi

Lake Malawi - Malawi

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for August 24 Celsius 75 Fahrenheit

What

A ‘beach holiday’ with a difference: the sandy beaches and crystal-clear water for snorkelling is there – without big waves or strong tides, making it perfect for kayaking.

Why

Malawi is small but beautifully formed. Lake Malawi has among the world’s most varied population of cichlids, colourful little fish that are a joy to snorkelers. In August, conditions are near perfect, with little to no rain, sunny days and balmy nights. This is a fantastic spot to unwind after a high-season safari, gorilla trek or Kilimanjaro climb.

When to book

Malawi is still an undiscovered destination but accommodation and flights are limited. Chat to an Africa Safari Expert as soon as you think you want to go, especially if it’s for a special occasion like a honeymoon.

Good to know

Africa’s Top 3 kayaking adventures.


Lake Malawi Tours & Safaris

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South Luangwa National Park - Zambia

South Luangwa National Park - Zambia

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for August 22 Celsius 72 Fahrenheit

What

A multi-day walking safari during which you trek from camp to camp, tracking big game and enjoying game drives and extremely comfortable accommodation in between.

Why

It’s peak safari season across Africa so the game viewing is excellent and the weather cooler and drier – perfect walking conditions. Zambia is still a ‘safari secret’ so relatively uncrowded and ideal for returning safari goers.

When to book

Numbers are limited on walking safaris and lodges are generally small and intimate throughout South Luangwa, indeed throughout Zambia. Chat to us as soon as you’re interested in undertaking a walking safari so we can ensure a seamless itinerary for you.

Good to know

The Top 5 things to do in Zambia and read all about our adventures in this laidback country.


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Cape Winelands & Whale Coast - South Africaa

Cape Winelands & Whale Coast - South Africa

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for August 13 Celsius 55 Fahrenheit

What

Wine tasting in cosy cellars (South Africa has superb vintages), dining on excellent cuisine and going out on the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy watching southern right whales feed, mate and play.

Why

By August, big pods of southern right whales have generally swum up on their annual migration from the Antarctic to take advance of the impending spring in the relatively warmer waters of the Atlantic. Hermanus – less than a two-hour very scenic drive from Cape Town – the world capital for whale watching, these massive mammals often seen in the town’s Walker Bay. Elsewhere, the Cape Winelands – also only an hour’s drive from Cape Town – are lending themselves to idyllic winter days.

When to book

Whale-watching season usually peaks in August and visitors flock to Hermanus, especially on weekends. Book as far in advance as you can to secure the best accommodation. The good news is that Cape Town and the Winelands are fairly quiet at this time of year – perfect for a last-minute holiday.

Good to know

Read our first-hand tips for boat-based whale watching so you know what to expect – it’s not for everyone.
See what the Cape Winelands have in store for wine and food lovers (Hermanus also has a small but rewarding wine route).


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Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Kaokaveld - Namibia

Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Kaokaveld - Namibia

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for August 21 Celsius 69 Fahrenheit

What

Road tripping with your family or friends through some of the most ancient and beguiling landscapes in the world.

Why

Namibia has an excellent road network and a very low population – only about two million people live in the whole country! This means low traffic numbers and, in August, the Namibian and South African school holidays are over, meaning you’ll have plenty of space to yourself.

When to book

Although there isn’t a large number of visitors from neighbouring South Africa, it is still peak safari season and remote places like Damaraland and the Kaokoveld have limited upscale accommodation available. Try to arrange your Namibian adventure about six months in advance so you have your first choice of lodge as well as of vehicle.

Good to know

Why Namibia is great for family road trips.
How to have a family adventure in Namibia’s awe-inspiring desert landscape.


Damaraland Tours & Safaris

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Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania

SeasonWinter Average Temperature for August 22 Celsius 71 Fahrenheit

What

Spectacular peak-season game viewing without the crowds.

Why

The Selous is a massive reserve and at this time of year, the safari crowd is hanging out in the Serengeti and Masai Mara, taking the Wildebeest Migration. This means you have the best of both worlds: fantastic sightings with much of the reserve to yourself.

When to book

Since it’s peak season, don’t leave it too late to get in touch with your Africa Safari Expert. We like to have your safari lined up at least three months before your departure date.

Good to know

How to go off the beaten path in Tanzania.
Selous is named after a European explorer – read more about his exploits.


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Our Top Safaris for September

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Grand Baie - Mauritius

Grand Baie - Mauritius

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for September 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Days on the beach enjoying all sorts of water sports, shopping in fun boutiques, hearing about your children’s days at professional kids’ clubs and dancing the night away to traditional sega music.

Why

Grand Baie is the liveliest part of Mauritius and great for couples and families who like to have plenty to see and do – it combines very easily with a Big 5 safari to the Kruger National Park, Phinda Private Game Reserve or Madikwe Game Reserve, all in south Africa. September is generally one of the driest months on the island, allowing you to stock up on sunshine before heading back to a northern hemisphere that’s heading for winter.

When to book

Since Mauritius is a popular honeymoon destination and an easy add-on to so many peak-season safari destinations, don’t leave it too much to the last minute to make your booking.

Good to know

Why Mauritius is one of Africa’s Top 5 family destinations.


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Western Cape & Garden Route - South Africa

Western Cape & Garden Route - South Africa

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for September 18 Celsius 64 Fahrenheit

What

Along the western coast, brilliant spring wild flowers start coming into bloom, covering the ground with swathes of purple, orange, yellow and white blossoms. Along the southern coast, the whales are still at play while to the east, wildlife reserves like Addo Elephant National Park buzz with animals gearing up for warmer weather.

Why

This is an incredible stretch of coastline to drive. The winter downpours are starting to abate and the Garden Route is dotted with gems like Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and the famous Cango Caves. Start in Cape Town and end in Port Elizabeth, enjoying good roads and excellent value-for-money accommodation along the way.

When to book

Since it is not South African school holidays, you should be able to plan a great vacation with your Africa Safari Expert not too far in advance.

Good to know

Read all about a Garden Route adventure and get a taste of the Hermanus Wine Route.


Garden Route Tours & Safaris

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Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve - Kenya

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for September 20 Celsius 68 Fahrenheit

What

Encountering mega-herds of wildebeest grazing on the Mara’s lush and plentiful grasses.

Why

With the drama of the river crossings now largely over, the wildebeest must replenish their energy, especially the females that are pregnant. The Mara’s significant collection of big cats – particularly lions and leopards – lie in wait, hoping for easy pickings.

When to book

September is still considered peak season so it’s best to get your enquiry in at least six months in advance to have the first choice of accommodation.


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Ruaha & Katavi National Parks - Tanzania

Ruaha & Katavi National Parks - Tanzania

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for September 22 Celsius 71 Fahrenheit

What

Superb game viewing and birding in Tanzania’s less well-known national parks.

Why

They may not be as famous as the Serengeti and certainly don’t have millions of wildebeest hurtling through for several months a year but Katavi and Ruaha have rustic charm in spades. Both are home to all the big cats, wild dogs, massive herds of buffalo and elephant, and at least 500 bird species.       

When to book

If you’re a procrastinator or last-minute, spontaneous traveller than Ruaha and Katavi should be able to accommodate you.

Good to know

How to go off the beaten path in Tanzania.


Ruaha Tours & Safaris

Ruaha Accommodation

Our Top Safaris for October

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Etosha National Park - Namibia

Etosha National Park - Namibia

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for October 25 Celsius 77 Fahrenheit

What

So many species gathered around one waterhole that you don’t know where to start looking!

Why

Etosha is a largely arid landscape, dominated by brilliant-white Etosha Pan at the centre. By October, after a long, dry winter, smaller water sources have long dried up, leaving only bigger ones and, in camps, pumped water. It’s not unusual to see large numbers of impala, giraffes, warthogs, rhino and elephants call drinking from the same waterhole.

When to book

October is still high season although availability isn’t as under pressure because it is not regional school holidays.

Good to know

How to have a desert adventure or a family road trip in Namibia.


Etosha Tours & Safaris

Etosha Accommodation

Lower Zambezi National Park - Zambia

Lower Zambezi National Park - Zambia

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for October 25 Celsius 76 Fahrenheit

What

Classic 4x4 game drives or guided nature walks in the morning; superb boating and canoe safaris in the afternoon.

Why

The Lower Zambezi is blessed by being bordered by the Zambezi River. Unlike the country’s Luangwa River, the Zambezi is easy going, calm and predictable, meaning you can enjoy all sorts of activities on it as the mercury soars. Canoeing with a guide down one of its channels promises a wildlife extravaganza of elephants, water monitors, vervet monkeys and plenty of colourful birds.

When to book

Zambia’s charm is that it is still relatively ‘undiscovered’ so can usually accommodate spontaneous travellers who find they can travel at the last minute or who simply must scratch the safari bug more or less immediately.

Good to know

The Top 5 things to do in Zambia and all about our trip to the Lower Zambezi.


Lower Zambezi Tours & Safaris

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Linyanti, Savute & Chobe - Botswana

Linyanti, Savute & Chobe - Botswana

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for October 27 Celsius 80 Fahrenheit

What

Botswana, always a sensational game-viewing destination, ramps up the spectacle with unbelievable sightings.

Why

October is one of the hottest (despite not being summer yet) and driest months in Botswana. After a long, dry winter, both water sources and grazing can be scarce so animals don’t venture far from waterholes. This makes them easy to find, for you – and Botswana’s teeming populations of lion, wild dog, hyena, cheetah and leopard. If you can handle the heat (many lodges have swimming pools and air conditioning), then October promises high-octane game viewing.

When to book

Because the game viewing is so good, Botswana in October can be surprisingly busy, despite the heat and areas like Chobe National Park are always popular because of their substantial elephant populations. Definitely don’t leave this until the last minute – chat to your Africa Safari Expert several months in advance to ensure a seamless itinerary.

Good to know

We went mobile camping in Botswana in October – this is what it was like.
A seasonal guide to planning your Botswana safari.
Our full list of the top things to do in Botswana.
How ‘going private’ gives you the best of Botswana.


Chobe Tours & Safaris

Chobe Accommodation

Odzala National Park - Congo

Odzala National Park - Congo

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for October 23 Celsius 74 Fahrenheit

What

Among the easiest gorilla trekking on the planet.

Why

Congo is home to a significant population of lowland gorillas, meaning you don’t have to trek up mountains at altitude to see them like you do mountain gorillas. And Congo also offers astonishing birding and boating activities to see shy forest elephants, plenty of primates and unusual antelope like bongo.

When to book

Give yourself enough time to get fit. Even though the terrain is fairly flat and not at altitude, the heat and humidity can be high. Also, you may have to walk for several hours to find the gorillas, depending on their overnight movements. Accommodation and flights are also limited so don’t leave this until the last minute of seeing the gorillas is on your bucket list.      

Good to know

Read all about our team’s adventures in Congo and watch our beautiful video series so you can see what to expect.
Brush up on the basics of Gorilla Trekking 101.
See what to pack – including why gardening gloves might be an option!


Congo Tours & Safaris

Congo Accommodation

Samburu National Reserve - Kenya

Samburu National Reserve - Kenya

SeasonSpring Average Temperature for October 28 Celsius 82 Fahrenheit

What

Rocky outcrops that are home to klipspringers and rock hyrax surrounded by green plains that are one of the best places to see gerenuk, the adorable antelope with an unusually long neck that can stand unaided on its hind legs for minutes at a time to feed.

Why

Lying in the north of Kenya, Samburu is one another of those fantastic safari gems that may not be as famous as the Masai Mara but is as rewarding in its own way. The lodges here are often extraordinary: many are built into the rocky hills and boulders that are so characteristic of Samburu.

When to book

Since it’s more an off-the-beaten-track destination, Samburu is ideal for last-minuters or those who can’t book safaris too far in advance.

Good to know

A Kenya safari guide for first-timers.


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Our Top Safaris for November

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Cape Town & Kruger National Park - South Africa

Cape Town & Kruger National Park - South Africa

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for November 25 Celsius 77 Fahrenheit

What

In Cape Town, everything from wine tasting, making friends with African penguins, visiting Cape Point, sampling great wine, climbing Table Mountain and shopping up a storm to eating at exciting restaurants and visiting moving heritage sites. In Kruger, getting your camera ready for Green Season Big 5 action!

Why

These are South Africa’s most popular destinations and they are chockful in December and January (they’re also much hotter). November gives you good weather, all the sights and off-season rates without the crowds. What’s not to love?

When to book

If you were travelling in December, we’d say anything from six months to a year in advance. But November is more forgiving so get in touch as soon as you know you can travel to see what your Africa Safari Expert can do for you.

Download

Our complimentary Cape Town Country Guide.


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Zanzibar Archipelago - Tanzania

Zanzibar Archipelago - Tanzania

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for November 26 Celsius 79 Fahrenheit

What

A post-safari bliss out on some of the Indian Ocean’s most beautiful islands coupled with exploring historic Stone Town for gifts and mementos. The truly adventurous can snorkel and dive with colossal whale sharks, which generally arrive off the coast in about November.

Why

Safaris have a lot of early mornings, late nights and bumpy roads, making them exhilarating but often tiring, too. A few days on an idyllic island like Thanda, Pemba or no-expense-spared Mnemba will help you arrive home truly recharged. Zanzibar gets only on average nine rainy days this month and the underwater visibility for divers is at its best.

When to book

If you specifically want to dive with whale sharks, we’d recommend securing your beach lodge as early as possible. If you’re just keen on ‘shopping and flopping (onto a sun lounger)’ then you can leave it a little later although Zanzibar is a popular honeymoon destination.

Good to know

Read about why Zanzibar is a beach paradise and how its ancient dhows still sail its azure waters.
What to expect if you tour Stone Town on Zanzibar.


Zanzibar Tours & Safaris

Zanzibar Accommodation

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for November 22 Celsius 72 Fahrenheit

What

Wildebeest on the move as they migrate away from the Masai Mara in Kenya down to their birthing and feed grounds in the Southern Serengeti. And, according to the ancient laws of nature, where there are wildebeest en masse, you are sure to find lions, leopards, wild dogs, spotted hyenas and cheetahs (the Seronera Valley is thought to have the highest concentration of cheetahs in the world). In addition to countless bellowing wildebeest, many non-predator species start dropping their babies from about now.

Why

The Wildebeest Migration is controlled by rainfall. By November the ‘short rains’ have generally arrived in the region to rejuvenate depleted grazing and water sources. This is the start of the Green Season and coincides with more availability and lower rates. Don’t be put off by the mention of rain – showers are generally short and occur in the afternoon.

When to book

Another bonus about Green Season is that you don’t need to plan up to a year ahead, unlike peak season. Chat to your Africa Safari Expert when you and your family decide you’d like to discover the Southern Serengeti in November.

Good to know

Myth-busting the Great Wildebeest Migration.
How the Migration works and the wildebeest ‘know’ where to go.
How to plan and book your Migration safari.
The beginner’s safari guide to Tanzania.


Serengeti Tours & Safaris

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Our Top Safaris for December

Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Kalahari Desert - Botswana

Kalahari Desert - Botswana

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for December 26 Celsius 79 Fahrenheit

What

The sight of thousands of zebra arriving to feast on the fresh grass as well as hundreds of wobbly newborn springbok, impala, wildebeest and buffalo. Naturally, predators are always around to pick off the proverbial runts of the litter. Photographers and birders have a field day.

Why

Yes, the Kalahari is a desert but the Green Season rains temporary transform it into a veritable Garden of Eden. Waterholes are full and grazing is lush. Coupled with low visitor numbers, you may feel like you have a paradise all to yourself.

When to book

Green Season is always less busy than peak season so you needn’t plan too far in advance. Don’t leave popular holidays like Christmas and New Year’s to the very last minute though – some lodges may close altogether and others will be full, leaving you at a loss for your first choice of accommodation.

Good to know

Twenty-four amazing things to experience in Botswana.
Read about a camping adventure in Nxai Pan.


Botswana Tours & Safaris

Botswana Accommodation

KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for December 26 Celsius 79 Fahrenheit

What

Big 5 game viewing in beautiful private reserves like Phinda and pristine national parks like Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, coupled with good reef diving.

Why

KwaZulu-Natal has a sub-tropical climate that is very different to that of the rest of the country. Returning safari goers will enjoy seeing different terrain and families will welcome being able to combine a Big 5 safari with an affordable beach holiday.

When to book

If your plan is to visit KZN from about mid-December to after New Year’s, then get in touch at least six or more months in advance as the area is very popular during South Africa’s annual school holidays that fall at this time.

Good to know

KZN is a multi-faceted destination – learn more about its ‘berg, bush and battlefields’ activities.


KwaZulu-Natal Tours & Safaris

KwaZulu-Natal Accommodation

Mahale Mountains - Tanzania

Mahale Mountains - Tanzania

SeasonSummer Average Temperature for December 20 Celsius 68 Fahrenheit

What

Trekking habituated chimpanzee families in the Mahale rainforest. Chimps are highly endangered because of poaching and habitat destruction but, like gorillas in central Africa, responsible travel is helping to save these extraordinary primates.

Why

The earlier rains bring allow the chimps’ favourite fruits, seeds and nuts to grow, bringing them down from the treetops to forage. Chimp trekking is both fun and memorable as they tend to be very active and expressive.

When to book

Both accommodation and trekking permits are very limited in the Mahale region so don’t leave this one until the last minute. You also need to give yourself a few months to get ‘walking fit’ – the chimps can move quickly and you’ll need to keep pace in dense rainforest at high temperatures and humidity. You’re chances of seeing them are not unlimited so you don’t want to waste your visit by not being able to keep up.

Good to know

How Tanzania is a world in one country and the Mahale Mountains are just a small part of this fascinating place.


Tanzania Tours & Safaris

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