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Best Time To Visit Africa

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Although the continent is warm and sunny throughout the year, the best time to visit Africa is December from March. During this wet season in Africa, the bird watching experiences are at their best and fresh green landscapes make your holidays memorable. Another highlight of colder months is a visit to the beaches of Mauritius and Seychelles. The dry winter season in Africa lasts from May through October.  To enjoy game viewing, the winter months are the best season to visit Africa. From early morning to night safaris, tourists can watch the wild animals roaming freely in their habitat.

Africa is the continent which mostly experiences either the wet seasons or the dry seasons. The climate during the seasons can change as per the altitude, topography and proximity of the place to coastline. The park accessibility, wildlife behavior, appeal of hotspots in the beach and temperature are the factors that affect the rainfall or the lack of the same which accompanies the wet and dry seasons of Africa. Find the best season to visit Africa so that one can choose to enjoy the vacation.

May through October (Dry Winter Season)

The winter dry season in Africa is from May and October and it is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy game viewing, especially at the end of the season. Thirsty wild animals gather at fading waterholes, landscapes are often bare and vegetation is negligible, all of which makes easier to spot the Big Five animals. It gets bearably cold at night during peak of winter months but daytime temperatures are usually mild with lower humidity.

December through March (Summer Dry Season)

The summer wet season falls from December to March. This is a very hot and humid period with slight chances of occasional rainfall. The Southern African region is lush green at this time of year. It is the best time to watch the Serengeti wildebeest migration and enjoy trekking to spot Gorillas in Uganda. These colder months are also ideal for a beach holiday in Cape Town or Mauritius or Seychelles.  


Climate in Africa

Summer Season in Africa

In East Africa the period between June to October and December to February is regarded as best time for safari. As water is less during this time, the water holes left are the places where one can find the animals. The temperatures during this season is also bearable making it the best time to visit Africa for holiday.

South Africa experiences the dry season between April and October. It is regarded as the best time to visit Africa for holiday as it is the finest time for the game viewing. Less humidity and cooler temperature makes it best suitable for safari drives. One also need not have to worry about Malaria during the dry season in Africa. It is indeed the best time to visit Africa to enjoy safari without any worries. The nights may be a bit cold during the dry season and so travelers should be prepared for the same.


Monsoon Season in Africa

Eastern Africa has two major rainy seasons. First rainy season occurs from March to May. The second is between mid of October to mid of December. It is very difficult for finding wildlife during the time but it is the time when the place is all green and the land is really beautiful during this time. It is the time when the crowd was much less during the parks.

Southern Africa is the place when the monsoon happens between November and March. It is the time when remote camps may close down and the whole game viewing become very challenging. It is best visit the beaches during the hot months. It is the time when the land is lush green thus making it the best time for one to view the beauty of South Africa. It is the best time to visit Africa for honeymoon.


Winter Season in Africa

There is no winter season in Africa as such.


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      It was a great experience to travel South Africa with Travel Triangle and MK travels. Hermanus, Whale Watching, Shark Cage, Imbali Safari Lodge, Pezula in Knysna
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      Ayush Agarwal

      Ahmedabad, 3 days ago

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      It was a wonderful trip overall...had amazing time. Mr Inderjeet had helped us throughout from start to end...with all extra help also...and was available to us even after reaching SAF....no issues at all... Cape town is very beautiful scenic must required 4 nights Kwantu game reserve must do place...it has d best hospitality and well mainted Skip Johannesburg if possible...just d best thing was walk with lion... pls skip suncity nothing gr8 to do...its basically theme park style...hotels r also ok very conjusted... Nothing gr8 in garden route...but instead of taking stay in knysna or outshoorn or hermanus just take 5 or 6 nights stay in mossel bay...more convenient and easy to travel...
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      Ami Gala

      Mumbai, 12 days ago

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      Trip was amazing and all the arrangements were on point. Nice services by Ms. Prerna from aerospace holidays.Had a great time.Thank You
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      Anukriti Badgotri

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      Had a lovely time during our South Africa trip as the travel agents were really helpful and prompt in providing all kinds of services. Excellent planning and well executed by their team there. Thanks a lot MK holidays, looking forward to creating more memorable tours with you guys in future. Kudos to our hard work. All the best team!!
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      Artiadhikari

      Mumbai, 19 days ago

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      OVERALL VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE , ALL DRIVERS WERE ON TIME AND BOOKINGS WERE WELL COMMUNICATED OUR AGENT WAS ALSO IN CONSTANT TOUCH GOOD SERVICE AND WILL RECOMMEND TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS FOR TRAVELERS
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      Jaimeen

      Vadodara, 19 days ago

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      We had a wonderful time in South Africa, Cape Town especially. Perfect execution on field as it was planned by Flyocity. I highly recommend Flyocity for the trip of South Africa, especially Inderjeet who was extremely supportive in planning the trip and even during the trip also. Skydiving at Cape Town & bungy jumping at Knysna
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      Drnimesh

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      Well Organised and excellent guides & drivers. Knysna - should have stayed a day more there !
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      Prashanth T

      Bengaluru, 24 days ago

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      The service provided by travel agent was fully satisfactory. Hotel facilities were excellent. Drivers/ guides were caring and polite. The promises made during booking were one hundred percent fulfilled. Lot of... Table mountain, cape point, seal island, safari....
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      Akshay Patel

      Ahmedabad, a month ago

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      We had seen their earlier reviews and booked M K Holidays through travel triangle for our honeymoon tour to south africa. They have arranged it extremely well. Every promises have been catered to. All the guides (they were drivers too) were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. They were polite, punctual and reliable. The itinerary was very well structured. We covered most of the places and things to do, leaving a few, because of weather conditions. The cars arranged for us were very well maintained. Overall, we were absolutely satisfied and looking forward to our next interaction. One very small thing was, few information regarding our tour was delayed till the last moment. Although everything was perfectly arranged, but sharing the information well ahead in time would save us from the anxiety before our travel. The Bamboos (Guest House) was booked for us for three days stay at Knysna. However, you cannot expect a 4 star comfort at Bamboos like the other hotels but it has a different taste of its own with a homely peaceful atmosphere with a well equipped kitchen inside the room. However, we personally enjoyed this different stay at The Bamboos at Knysna.
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    FAQ's of Africa

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    The language difference is hardly an issue in African countries. One may encounter language barriers in remote places like game reserves. 

    Depending on your destination, your options may vary. For instance, it’s easier to find a five or four-star resort in a city than in the Sahara Desert. 

    Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, and Namibia are popular countries to visit in Africa.

    Avoid traveling to countries with political issues or civilian unrest. Follow news updates and get travel insurance before visiting the continent. 

    While countries like Morocco or Egypt in northern Africa should be visited in the winter season, southern Africa should be visited in summer—when game viewing is at its best.

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