When to Travel to Africa

Our African Travel Calendar

When should you travel to Africa

Ever wondered when best to visit the Okavango Delta? Or when to see the Victoria Falls in full flood? How about when to see The Great Wildebeest Migration? Or when to visit the Maldives? We’ve compiled the calendar below as a guide on when best to visit these top African and Indian Ocean Island destinations. These are the best times to travel - so you need to plan your trip accordingly and book well in advance to ensure availability at the best hotels and lodges.

Of course the best time to visit will depend on your individual tastes and interests. For instance you might prefer cool temperatures and log fires to the hot summer sun. Or you might be more interested in bird watching than seeing the Big 5. Peak season often means higher prices and larger crowds - for these reasons, many people prefer travelling in the quieter months. This calendar is intended as a guideline only and shows our favourite times of the year to visit – there is no substitute for first-hand, expert advice from one of our African travel experts. So contact one of the Rhino Africa team today for a free quote or for no-obligation, expert advice and let’s start planning your African adventure of a lifetime!

Please note that it's important to factor in availability when booking your dream trip. We'd hate for you to set your heart on a particular destination or lodge only to find that you've left the planning too late. To give you an idea of the kind of preparation required, some of our clients are booking a full year and a half prior to their departure date because they'd rather not leave it to chance. If you're uncertain about when you should be booking, contact one of our travel consultants who will be able to offer you some guidance.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kruger National Park        

Cape Town


The Garden Route


Kwa-Zulu Natal    

Victoria Falls

Devil's Pool

Okavango Delta          



Masai Mara - Migration              

Serengeti - Migration

Gorilla Trekking








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