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Best time to travel


Winters are cold and dry between May and August, which is the best time for game viewing.

August - mid-November is hot and dry.

October and early November it is hot in both the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys, temperatures reaching mid-40˚C.

Mid November to end of April is the hot – warm, wet season.

At the Victoria Falls it is warm and wet from December –April.

May – August is cool and dry, September – November is hot and dry.

May to November is the best time for a safari.


From October to April - hot summers with afternoon rains.

Between May and September the weather is dry and cooler.

The best time for game viewing is from May to October.


The Rift Valley has the most agreeable weather.

In the arid bush lands and semi-desert regions, the daytime temperatures range from highs of 40˚C to lows of 20˚C.

Kenya and the eastern coastal fringe are generally hot and humid all year round.

The warmest months are December – March.

Good game viewing is throughout the year.


Mid October – late April is the wet season.

The dry season is from May to October.

Average daily highs are 32˚C.

July is the coolest month with daily highs of around 21˚C.

The best time to travel is from May to August.


From November to April – hot summers with minimal rain.

May to October brings cooler, pleasant and dry winters.

Game viewing is best throughout the year.


October to April brings warm sunny summers, getting warmer in the North.

Winter rainfall only occurs in the Cape Province from June – August.

The best time to travel in the Northern Regions is from May – September.

The best time to travel in the Southern Regions (Cape Town) is from December – March.


The Coast is tropical with hot and humid areas.

The rainy season is from April to May. Inland, the rains are heavy in March, April and May.

The central plateau is dry and hot.

There is low rainfall in November and December.

The best game viewing is from June - October