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Deciding when to go on African safari depends on what country you would like to explore and when you would like to take your trip. Seasons differ in Eastern and Southern Africa, but any time of the year an amazing safari can be planned if you are flexible about where you want to go to.
best time to go on safari by months
Tanzania:
  • Late June to October: during the dry season are the best wildlife viewing months
  • June and July:  best chance of seeing the Great migration in the Serengeti
  • Late January to February: best time to see wildebeest calving
  • June to October (Dry Season): best time to visit the southern and western circuit parks
  • Year-round: Popular northern circuit parks
  • Best weather: June to October
Kenya:
  • Late June to October: during the dry season are the best wildlife viewing months
  • July to October: Usually the wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara
  • November to May: Low season
  • Year-Round: Great for wildlife viewing, but can differ for some parks.
  • Best weather: June to October
wildebeest
okavango delta
South Africa:
  • May to September (Dry Season): Best time to visit since wildlife congregate around waterholes and rivers
  • October to April: Best time for bird watching and bird migration
  • Best weather: April to May and September to October
Botswana:
  • May to September (Dry Season and Winter): Best time to visit Botswana’s most popular parks including Okavango Delta, Moremi, and Chobe
  • Year-round: wildlife viewing is good, but can different depending on park
  • Best weather: April and May
Uganda:
  • June to August and December to February (Dry Season): Best time for for gorilla trekking due to drier months and best time for wildlife game viewing
  • March, April and May: Peak wet season
  • Best weather: June to July and January to February
Rwanda:
  • June to September (Dry Season): Best months for wildlife game viewing and for gorilla trekking
  • October to May: Best time for chimpanzee trekking
  • Best weather: June to August
gorilla trekking
Sossusvlei Sundowner Drive
Namibia:
  • Namibia can be visited year-round- climate generally dry and pleasant
  • June to October (Dry Season): Best time for wildlife game viewing in all park especially in Etosha
  • October to April: Best time for migratory birds and bird viewing
  • Best weather: April and May
Zambia:
  • May to October (Dry Season): Best time for wildlife game viewing
  • November to April (Wet Season): Most parks and camps close down
  • June to September: Best time to visit Victoria Falls- water is mid-to-low and water spray does not block fall views
  • Best weather: April, May and September
Zimbabwe:
  • May to September: Best time to visit
  • May to October (Dry Season): Best time for wildlife game viewing
  • May to September: Best time to see Victoria falls- water is mid-to-low and water spray does not block fall views
  • Best weather: April, May and September
rainbow at victoria falls
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