Where To Go When

Want to take the family away during the December break? Keen to spoil your partner for your anniversary in May? Any time of year is the best time to go to Africa, provided you know where to go! Below, we’ve curated a safari calendar showing which safari destinations to visit for every month of the year, telling you where to go when – and why.

Where To Go On Safari In January

Start the year as you mean to go on by enjoying the things that really matter. Fresh air. Being in nature. Quality time with your loved ones. We can think of no better way to do this than by going on safari. Don’t delay, go on an African safari in January. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In February

February is reputed to be the month of love, whether you get seduced by salt pans, fall for the adorable brand-new wildebeest, or marvel at nature’s tough love with only the fittest surviving, there’s undeniable romance in an African safari in February. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In March

This is a pivotal time in the seasonal calendar, and an African safari in March can have a strange end-of-days feel to it – not of foreboding, but of imminent change. Experience the start or end of rains, hot days but cool nights, harvest season, migrating herds turning tail or baby animals being nursed… Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In April

An African safari in April – essentially autumn in the Southern Hemisphere – can be particularly uplifting. Temperatures are typically starting to fall, but many of the best destinations don’t yet see the rise in visitor numbers that can occur later in the year. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In May

Going on an African safari in May will see you arrive on the cusp of winter – but with enough memories of summer to provide a real sense of the seasons changing. You can enjoy cooler temperatures without the occasional dustiness of winter, and you’ll beat the crowds to the more popular destinations. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In June

June marks the beginning of winter in Southern Africa, while in East Africa, the long rains have just ended and the bush is lush. While the mercury may be starting to fall, it’s not quite peak season yet, and an African safari in June offers opportunities to be almost alone in paradise. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In July

As it’s generally cooler and drier than other times of year, an African safari in July is understandably a popular option, and the best-known destinations can become a little busy. Careful planning will reveal rewarding locations that are a little off the map, and very far indeed from the madding crowd. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In August

This is the middle of the peak season in many key destinations, but there are compelling motives behind more people choosing to go on an African safari in August. Dramatic changes of scene and life and death theatre being played out in front of you mean all of Africa’s a stage. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In September

Clear skies, limpid light and mild weather mean that when September rolls around, many people’s thoughts turn to Africa. But don’t just think about it, book it! An African safari in September lets you experience many safari hotspots at or near their very best, and is not to be missed. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In October

Peak-season intensity cools as temperatures rise. Some like it hot, and if you count yourself among them you’ll find things are really cooking in terms of game viewing, the dry, thinning vegetation bringing great visibility. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In November

Late spring is a lovely time to go on safari: warm days are cooled down with dramatic afternoon thunderstorms, the bush starts to green and baby animals frolic on the savannah. Many safari destinations receive fewer visitors, which means even more exclusivity, giving you ample opportunity to unwind. Continue Exploring…...

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Where To Go On Safari In December

An African safari in December allows you to experience the Southern African green season, when the bush comes alive with fresh grass growth, flowers and newborn animals. During or just after the rains is arguably the most beautiful time of year here, and can be one of the most active. Continue Exploring…...

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