WHEN TO TRAVEL
Africa is a truly vast continent with many different altitudes and seasons. This means that the weather varies enormously.
Seasons are often described as ‘green’, which usually coincides with lush landscapes, thick vegetation, fewer tourists and lower costs; or ‘dry’ which heralds huge numbers of game and sometimes busy national parks. Whichever season you choose to travel, we have destinations that work beautifully throughout the year.
BEST TIME TO VISIT UGANDA
Uganda is a year-round destination. The rains come mostly in April, May, November, and December, but are interspersed with sunny periods which often yield clear skies perfect for photography. There are useful low-season discounts to be had in these months as well.
The Rwenzori Mountains are best reserved for the driest months of January, February, June, and July.
BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA
Rwanda is cool and dry, and great to visit all year round, with the exception of the “long rains” in April and May, and the “short rains” in November and early December, which should be avoided.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA
Kenya is cool and dry, and great to visit all year round, with the exception of the “long rains” in April and May, and the “short rains” in November and early December, during which some camps close, and getting around can be difficult.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA
The Serengeti migration is a year-round event. Depending on where the herd is at any given time, and what the rains are doing, you will be treated to a particular aspect of the “Year of the Wildebeest”
In the Selous, Ruaha, and Katavi, the best time to come is the dry season in June to October when the wildlife concentrates around dwindling water sources.
Mahale, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar are year-round destinations, except in April and May, due to the heavy rains.