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Africa – Best time to go

Best time to visit Africa

Africa is a year round destination with each individual country having its high and low seasons. The beauty of this is that no matter what time of year you want to go, there will be a country with something to offer you, in terms of both ideal wather and experiences. Africa has a diverse climate with eastern coastal areas experiencing highs of 30˚C and humidity of 50–60%. The driest months in East Africa are mid-December to February. For Southern Africa, the dry season is May to October when game viewing is at its best.

The annual wildebeest migration takes place in Kenya and Tanzania all year round so you can experience this at any point in a year although it's considered best viewed in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in the months of July to September. For land based whale watching in South Africa, we would suggest visiting in the months of June to to September when your chances will be higher. 

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