Our African Travel Calendar

Ever wondered when best to visit the Okavango Delta and Moremi Region? 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. Get free, no-obligation advice from one of our consultants 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, Get free, no-obligation advice from one of our consultants who will be able to offer you some guidance.

 

Kruger National Park:

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Cape Town:

January, February, March, April, October, Noveber, December

The Garden Route:

January, February, March, April, October, Noveber, December

KwaZulu-Natal:

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Victoria Falls:

January, February, March, April, May

Devil's Pool:

January, August, September, October, November, December

Okavango Delta:

June, July, August, September, October

Chobe:

July, August, September, October

Namibia:

August, September, October, November, December

Masai Mara - Migration:

August, September, October, November

Serengeti - Migration:

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, December

Gorilla Trekking:

January, February, June, July, August, September

Zanzibar:

June, July, August, September, October

Mauritius:

July, August, September

Seychelles:

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Madagascar:

April, October, November

Maldives:

January, February, March, April, December

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