When to Travel

Africa is a truly vast continent with many different altitudes and seasons. This means that the weather varies enormously. Happily, planning a holiday that avoids the traditional rains and extremes of humidity and temperature is possible all year round.

Seasons are often described as ‘green’, which usually coincides with lush landscapes, thick vegetation, fewer tourists and lower costs; or ‘dry’ which heralds huge numbers of game and sometimes busy national parks. Whichever season you choose to travel, we have destinations that work beautifully throughout the year.

The charts below give a guide to the seasons, average temperatures and our suggestions as to when to travel.

Our experts are on hand to advise on everything from the likely whereabouts of the wildebeest migration to the time of year you might need to pack an extra fleece.

Botswana
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Ethiopia
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Kenya
Kenya

Madagascar
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Malawi
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Maldives
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Mauritius
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Mozambique
Mozambique nothern
Mozambique Southern

Namibia
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Rwanda
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Seychelles
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South Africa
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Tanzania
Tanzania

Uganda
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Zambia
zambia

Zanzibar
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Zimbabwe
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