Discover the adventure of trekking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Embark on a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Watch the sun rise on the world famous Ngorongoro Crater or discover the ancient traditions of the Maasai. Create your adventure… the perfect beginning to an unforgettable vacation in Tanzania! For more →
Kenya is one of Africa’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Breathtaking views, lush forested mountains, exotic wildlife populations and the stunning savannah of the Maasai Mara are among the many amazing sights the country has to offer. Enjoy a thrilling safari holiday in one of the finest wildlife observation areas on earth. For more →
Also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills. With its unique landscape, Rwanda offers one-of-a-kind journeys trekking a third of the remaining 880 (estimated by WWF) gorilla population. While there, you’ll have an opportunity to visit game reserves, resorts, islands on Lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. For more →
Sample the rich variety of vacation options this extraordinary ‘World In One Country’ has to offer. A unique combination of topography, people, history and culture offer the traveler an unparalleled holiday experience in the southern tip of the African continent. For more →
Botswana is a true Eden in Africa. Celebrated for its stunning inland delta, Botswana offers travelers a truly amazing and uniquely diverse safari experience. It is draped in spectacular landscapes from expansive savannahs to rich wetlands, arid deserts and teeming game reserves. Unveil the mysteries of the Okavango Delta… Africa’s largest and most beautiful oasis. For more →
Uganda is a classic adventure tourism destination. Sprawling across both sides of the equator, a network of ten national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity. For more →
Best Time to Visit
East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda)
Although the seasons vary in different regions, the rain pattern generally follows these guidelines:
With the exception of the rainy season, which runs from mid-March through May, it’s always a good time to go on safari; it just depends on what your interests are and where you would like to go. During the dry season, which runs from June through to October, the weather is most conducive for game viewing. Animals are easier to spot as they tend to congregate more around water holes and the grass is short during this time of year. The skies are generally clear with a beautiful African sun.
The period of November through to March is also quite dry, but is characterized by what we call the mango rains, which are very short in duration. You may get a shower during the day and it helps keep the dust down on the roads. The game viewing is excellent this time of year.
Mid-March to May is the heavy rain season. This is the least desirable time to go because most of the roads in the parks are unserviceable, there is an increase in the number of mosquitoes and the skies are overcast more often.
For great migration timing, please see our Great Wildebeest Migration page.
Southern Africa (Botswana & South Africa)
May to September is the dry season, which is also their winter season. Wildlife is easier to spot during this time due to short grasses and the animals’ tendency to gravitate towards watering holes.
October to April is the hot season, which comes with the rains. Normally the rains pick up in the months of January and February (especially in Botswana). This is a good time for bird watching for the grasses are normally lush green which attracts different species of birds.
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