Pristine beaches, clear ocean waters, and historical destinations are the main highlights in Zanzibar. January is the best time to hit this part of Africa to make the most of that summer heat. Take a dip in Zanzibar’s sparkling tides, and witness the precious marine life under its salty seas. Safari Blue is the best pick if you want to experience a stunning African beach. You may also want to visit the Jozani Chwaka National Park, where the famous red colobus monkey dwells. The region homes this rare primate, where you can also witness various birdlife. Visiting this destination wouldn’t be complete without learning its roots and history. Zanzibar is where Spice Island is located, which bears significant stories of the past. Wander the Stone Town, where you can find the House of Wonders, National Museum of Zanzibar, and the Old Fort.
Capetown, South Africa
Awarded as 2017’s Best City in the world by Telegraph, Cape Town is the paradise you must witness in January. Thousands of tourists fly to this part of the world and head to adventures. The Mother City homes long lines of restaurants, hotels, and businesses that offer various activities. Witness two oceans meet in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, that bears stunning beauty all-year-round. Hiking the Table Mountain, one of New Seven Wonders of Nature, is a chance you shouldn’t miss when you get to Capetown. Let the beguiling beaches leave you mesmerized, as well the famous parks such as West Coast National Park, and Tankwa Karoo National Park, which are all filled with plants and flowers. Wander these places, and you'll carry with you a dreamy experience.
Wildebeest Calving Season, Ndutu Serengeti
Calving season peaks in February and the best place to catch this striking phenomenon is at the Serengeti National Park in Ndutu Area. It's easy to predict the migration during this month as migrating animals like zebras and wildebeest give birth to their offspring. Mobile camps are fully operating during February when the action in safaris is at its heights. It's typical to see animals giving birth, as well as predators catching their prey. Besides following the migration, you can also do lots of activities at the Serengeti National Park. You can go for drives, ride hot air balloons, examine up close the Olduvai Gorge, engage in guided walks with the Masaais, and watch the abundant birdlife in the area. There are tons of mammals to look out for such as giraffes, elephants, hyenas, and antelopes. Visiting the Ndutu area wouldn't be complete without witnessing the wonders of the Serengeti National Park with your own eyes.
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest safaris in Kenya. Since 1948, the park homes a wide variety of wildlife from birds, mammals, and predators. Herds of giraffes, hartebeests, gazelles, and zebras are typically seen in the area, as well as the Big 5. Some highlights of the park are the Galana River and the Yatta plateau, but there are also swamps, lakes, pools, and dams that visitors can explore. Tsavo East National Park is near beaches around Malindi and Mombasa, which makes it a popular choice for tourists who prefer a one-day safari activity. Besides stunning sceneries, you may also enjoy the selection of food at the park’s buffet. Tsavo East National Park is a must see if you’re visiting Kenya in February.
Samburu National Reserve
The short dry season from January to February is a perfect time to experience the wonders of Samburu National Reserve. The rainless savannahs are fit for guided walks and games. The number of visitors is lower than the peak months, allowing you to savor the beauty of the reserve without dealing with crowds. Many mammals like antelopes give birth during this season to benefit the abundant source of water and food. Being one of the most popular parks in Kenya, Samburu is where a wide variety of wildlife dwells. There are swamps, rivers, and hills that you can explore. Elephants, crocodiles, and hippos are just a few of the animals you can watch in their natural habitat. The Samburu National Reserve will stun you with its treasured nature and abundance of life.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the great sceneries you can find within the Great Rift Valley. You will see a diverse ecosystem in the area, as well as the picturesque view of ridges. Many people head to Lake Nakuru National Park to hike, watch birds, picnic, and join game adventures. The Greater and Lesser Flamingos dwell in this destination, as well as many types of terrestrial birds. There are about 450 bird species in the park, 56 species of mammals such as rhinos and waterbucks that roam free at Lake Nakuru National Park. You may also want to witness the Makalia waterfalls, and see in person the majestic Rothschild Giraffes which are one of the world’s rare animals.
Victoria Falls is a globally famous destination, which many people dream to witness in real life and up close. Now you can live your dreams because you can see this spectacular creation of nature yourself by visiting Africa in March. The Victoria Falls looks stunning during this time of year as the rainy season has begun to wane. The falls undergo high water during March, which means the current is stronger with rising water, and dense spray allows rainbows to form. You can witness the real magic of Victoria Falls during March, which is also when thick smoke from the falls build. Its local name, Mosi-oi-Tunya, means the 'smoke that thunders' is derived from this seasonal phenomenon, which you can witness with your own eyes when you get to this destination. Walk in the iconic Rain Forest as part of your trip, which will be a surreal experience as the forest becomes covered with dense spray from the falls. March is the best time to check out Victoria Falls for picture-perfect memories that would last a long time.
South Luangwa National Park
The dry season starts to settle in South Luangwa as April arrives. This destination bears one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries among the rest of Africa. You will see a significant concentration of animals near the Luangwa River, and the park's lagoons. South Luangwa National Park has an area of 9059 km2 Park, where about 60 species of animals and 400 different birds dwell. This month is the most suitable time to visit this destination as it has a desirable climate for games, walks, and other activities. The Luangwa Valley is a must see if you’re fascinated about different trees, rare types of vegetations, and exotic flowers. You should witness baobabs real and up close during this month, as well trees like mopane, winter thorn, leadwood, ivory palm, and the marula when they fully flourish. A great variety of wildlife like hippos and crocodiles, elephants, Thornicraft's giraffes, buffalos, impalas and much more dwell at the South Luangwa National Park. You can witness all these magnificent sceneries when you visit this destination during April.
One of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Okavango Delta is a must when you head to Botswana. Although the rainy season hits Okavango Delta during April, this destination is still an experience you should include to your African adventure list. The Big Five is easy to spot anywhere in the area, as well as other wildlife like elephants, and hippos. During April, humidity is high, so you must prepare for the hot climate and occasional thunderstorms. Due to rainfalls, the Okavango River becomes ultimately alive during this month, which gives stunning shots for photos with the surrounding lush greens surrounding the body of water. During April, the area transforms into a home of countless birds. Avid bird watchers can choose to head to Okavango Delta during this time to witness a wide variety of birdlife in their natural habitat. This destination is a popular choice all-year-round for tourists due to spectacular views that vary in different seasons.
Lower Zambezi National Park
The breath-taking Lower Zambezi National Park re-opens the majority of its camps during April. It is a great time to head to the area as there is less crowd, and the area is quiet, allowing you to savor nature and relax with the sound of wildlife. With an area covering 4092 square kilometers, this park has tons of sceneries that will stun you. The great Zambezi river is accessible within the park, where you will see a wide variety of wildlife from elephants, buffalos, to predators like lions, leopards, and packs of wild dogs. Stimulate your senses with the thrilling adventures that you can in this destination. You can sign up for games, ride a boat, or go fishing. You will also get a sight of exotic animals like impalas kudus, elands, waterbucks, zebras, and wildebeests. With the weather in April, plants thrive as well as vegetations, which means you can witness the beauty of the park in full bloom.
Mala Mala Game Reserve
It’s a dry season, dust is everywhere, and wildlife gathers in bodies of water at the Mala Mala Game Reserve. May is a great time to visit this destination due to desirable weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. Rainfall is infrequent, and the sun shines just right during this season. Mala Mala Game Reserve is the largest and oldest Big Five preserve in South Africa. The area covers 130 km² where tons of animals live such as hyena, Cheetah, wildebeest, hippopotamus pods, zebra, giraffe, as well as Cape wild dog. Mala Mala Game Reserve is also known as the pioneer of luxury photographic safari where the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Sand River lie. The world-renowned leopard featured by the National Geographic, Tijolo, lived at the Mala Mala Game Reserve. Another reason why the park is a favorite is due to its closeness to the world-class Kruger National Park. With a dry climate in May, you can do many activities in the park such as walking safaris, games, and night safaris.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Make your African getaway remarkable by heading to Sabi Sands Game Reserve Safari in May. It’s the perfect time to go to this destination due to a dry climate, which allows you to explore the area by foot or games. Sabi Sands Reserve is the first to establish a luxury safari concept and the home of the leading Safari brands in the continent. It’s easy to spot all members of the Big 5 in this destination. Nature walks and game drives will lead you to a remarkable experience of an African Safari. You won’t need to deal with big crowds at Sabi Sands Game Reserve Safari as camps are in prime locations, and exclusive lodgings are the pride of the area. Most accommodation specializes in romantic honeymoons, served with gourmet cuisine and 5-star service. So, if you’re planning to experience an authentic Safari getaway with your special someone, Sabi Sands Game Reserve Safari is a great choice.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
As summer begins to wane and colder seasons crawl close, March gives way to perfect weather to visit Kruger National Park. With a temperature that’s not too cold nor too hot, exploring the area would be a pleasant experience. There would be occasional showers due to change of season, which allows the foliage and plants to thrive. It’s a great time to take photos during this month with a lush landscape the park offers. It's also during March is the best time to reach the destination for birdwatching. You will enjoy the views of colorful birds huddling in big groups. A wide variety of animal species dwell in Kruger National Park where there are about 149 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, and 49 fish. You may encounter the Big 5 during an adventurous game, or a guided nature walk. Besides thriving wildlife, flora and fauna, there are also plenty of cultural sights within the area. Thulamela, Letaba Elephant Hall Museum, and Masorini ruins are just a few places you need to see to learn more about the history and culture of South Africa.
Amboseli National Park
Amidst Kenya lies a beautiful destination named the Amboseli National Park. This park possesses both thriving trees, vegetation, and wildlife. The Amboseli National Park is the home to thousands of animals like Cape buffalo, African bush elephant, lion, impala, cheetah, Masai giraffe, hyena, Grant's zebra, blue wildebeest, and more. 400 species of birds are also in the area, and in June is the best time to explore the park due to a dry climate while the sun is not as harsh as summer. The Amboseli National Park is near Mount Kilimanjaro, which makes the park a popular choice for tourists where they can view the mountain, or climb it from there. The Observation Hill is also part of the park’s attractions. You can overlook the entire area from the Observation Hill where you can view swamps, and herds of animals are roaming free. The Amboseli National Park offers a splendid experience of an authentic Safari, where you can witness wildlife near the lakes and rivers during June. This destination will stun you away.
Ruaha National Park
June is the prime time to see the wildlife thrive at the Ruaha National Park. During this dry season, the animals stay near the bodies of water for an accessible source of water. Games and guided walks are a pleasurable experience due to the comfortable climate and predictable wildlife. Greater Kudu, elephants, hippopotamus and crocodiles are just a few of the species that are abundant in the area. Tourists fall in love in the park’s attractions like its rivers, the Jongomero, Mwagusi, and Mzombe. Bird watchers would also enjoy exploring the Ruaha National Park where about 571 kinds of birdlife dwell. The Birdlife International recognized the park as one of Africa’s most significant areas specifically the Usangu basin that is located within the reserve. Some of the wildlife that you can witness roaming free in this destination are lions, cheetah, leopards, giraffes, elands, zebras, impala, Jackals, bat-eared foxes and so much more. If you’re heading to Tanzania in June, you should include the Ruaha National Park to your itinerary.
June is a dry season in Tanzania, and around the Ngorongoro Crater has the coldest climate -- a perfect time for a trip. This destination is a protected World Heritage site and a must-visit place for many tourists. Besides the abundant wildlife that dwells in the area, there are as well many attractions in the vicinity. About 25,000 large animals live in the area such as African buffalo or Cape buffalo and hippopotamus. The blue wildebeest, Grant's zebra, the common eland and Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, waterbucks can be seen near Lerai Forest. These are just a few species; you can see almost any kind of animal in this destination such as lions, crocodiles, and wild dogs. Lerai Fever Tree Forest is a popular choice for exploration near the crater where tons of bird species live. The forest is filled with beautiful trees like acacias as well as vegetation where rare animals feed. Guided walks near the Olmoti Crater and Empakaai Crater is also an activity that can deliver a remarkable experience, where you can witness the panoramic craters and the stunning waterfall near the lakes. Visiting the Ngorongoro crater during this time of year is not only delightful to the eyes, it also fills your heart and mind with remarkable adventures.
Grumeti Reserve, Western Corridor Serengeti
Witnessing the wildebeest migration, viewing predators, and experiencing luxurious safaris; these are just a few reasons why you should head to Grumeti Reserve. Lying close to the borderline of Western Serengeti, this destination is the home of a wide range of wildlife. Although the Great Migration happens between June and July, the region offers extraordinary sights throughout the year. Zebras, elephants, and Thomson’s gazelles roam the vast plains of Grumeti Reserves, where luxurious camps and hotels are located. Leap to this destination that can stimulate your soul with zest from the thriving energy of Grumeti Reserve’s wildlife.
Great Migration, Kogatende Serengeti
Wildebeest migration peaks as July arrives in Kogatende Serengeti. Thick herds of this species, as well as other wildlife such as zebras, will be seen across the Serengeti National Park. This month is the best time for drives, as there would be little to no precipitation, and wildlife can be easily spotted near bodies of water. At the Seronera River Valley, you can usually find groups of animals like elephants and gazelles, as well as predators like lions, hyenas, cheetahs, and leopards. Stepping in the fields of Olduvai Gorge, where 2 million-year-old human fossils were found, is an experience you must not miss at the Serengeti National Park. Luxurious adventures are also available in this destination such as Air Safari, where you can ride a hot air balloon and appreciate the beauty of the park from the top view. Visiting the Maasai village must also be in your adventure list, a place to learn the culture and traditions of the Maasai.
Masai Mara, Kenya
July is a great month to plan your trip to Masai Mara. The rainy season has passed, and the great migration begins at this time of year. Masai Mara is Kenya’s top reserve, which is a staple in itineraries of many safari-goers. There are tons of wildlife to see in this destination, and the number of animals grows even more prominent up to this day. July is a good time for games, which bears little to no precipitation with a colder climate than summer. You can encounter the Big 5 on your adventure at Masai Mara, as well as witness a wide selection of birdlife on lakes and damps. Hippos and buffalos can also be seen dipping in the Talek River. Luxurious camps within the area accept accommodations this month, but the rates can be lower than the earlier part of the year.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Your trip to Uganda wouldn’t be complete if you will not see the Queen Elizabeth National Park. It’s the home of hundreds of animals like cape buffalos, waterbucks, lions, warthogs, leopards, giant forest hogs, hyenas, and elephants. About 95 species of mammals and more than 612 variety of birds nestle in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tons of tourists and photographers choose this destination as a favorite as it unites them with nature. Around the area, you can also get stunning views of the Mweya Peninsula and Kazinga Channel. Different kinds of wildlife gather in the mentioned places. If you're planning to have an adventure at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, July is a great time to do it.
Great Migration River Crossing, Kogatende Serengeti
The Mara River in Kogatende Area, Serengeti, is packed full of action in August as massive herds cross for migration. You will experience prime wildlife viewing in the destination as tons of different animals from small to large are abundant and full of life during this time of the year. River crossing is at its height in August and lasts until September. The mega herds move non-stop as they follow the rain, and head to greener pastures. You will witness predators running after the crowds as they prey on large animals. The height of action in Kogatende is at its peak during August. Thus, if you want a remarkable safari tour, this is the best time to head to the Mara River.
Stone Town, Tanzania
August is one of the ideal months to visit Stone Town. With rare rainfall and clear skies, this month is one of the busiest times in this part of Tanzania as many tourists head to this destination. There are tons of things to see and do in Stone Town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will fall in love with the area’s unique culture, and rich history, which have been preserved and can be seen mostly at the town’s architectures. Shop at bazaars, eat local cuisine and explore historic sites, which will all add to your remarkable Tanzanian experience. The Forodhani Gardens is a staple of a Stone Town tour, where you can see famous ruins of the Arab Fort, the Palace Museum and the House of Wonders. Near the area is a food market, where you can relax as you discover the cuisine of Swahili and Zanzibari. From Stone Town, you can have a quick beach trip to Prison Island. It’s only a 20-minute board ride from town, which is also the home of giant tortoises. The island’s fine sand and clear water are perfect for a swim.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The pride of Uganda is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s the home of more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, which makes it a popular destination for gorilla tracking. The park is a protected UNESCO world heritage site where different varieties of wildlife, breath-taking sceneries, and rich flora and fauna can be found. You can experience hours with a gorilla family in their natural habitat in this destination. Birdwatching is also a favorite activity at the park where you can encounter about 350 species of birds such as the Short-tailed Warbler and the Blue-headed Sunbird. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also possesses rivers and waterfalls that will stun you away. Trekking, hiking, and guided walks are the main activities in this destination. Different trails offer varying sceneries and experiences. The Muyanga Waterfall Walk is one of the many paths that will let you cross the River Ivi-Nkuringo until you reach the majestic waterfalls with plummeting waters from 33 meters high. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park highlights primate life and numerous trails, which is many hikers include the park to their list when they visit Uganda.
Lake Manyara National Park
The Lake Manyara National Park is alive in August, which means herds of animals gather near bodies of water. A dry season also implies you have a high chance of encountering wildlife everywhere you go, as animals roam free around the park and near the lakes. We suggest you plan your African safari adventure during this time of year as accommodation rates are cheaper due to a fewer number of tourists than earlier in the year. August also gives way to unique landscapes because trees like acacia and baobab fully flourish for this season. The fields are painted with hues of green due to the abundance of vegetation, which makes stunning photos for your getaway. During August, however, is a cold climate. Hence, make sure to bring warm clothes to keep you comfy especially during the night.
Finale of Great Migration,Serengeti National Park
As the last month of the river crossing migration, September is when you would want to head to the Serengeti National Park if you plan to witness the final moments of the Great Migration. You shouldn’t miss this significant phenomenon happening on the plains of the park. Mega herds of animals dash, move and fight over predators for survival during the finale of the migration. Millions of wildebeests, accompanied by a small portion of zebras, gazelles, elans, and impalas move in a predictable pattern in search for fresh grass and better quality of water. During the migration of herds, they will face predators along the way. The Mara River is no exception for the migrating animals. Crocodiles lurk the river after the passing packs where they stealthily catch their preys. The action is abundant during this time at the Serengeti National Park.
Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park is a vast wilderness destination. The Big 5 can be spotted in the area as well as the rare black rhino in the rhino sanctuary. Besides the abundance of wildlife, the park is also where you can have stunning views of the Mzima Springs and Mt. Kilimanjaro. You can encounter exotic animals at the park like the shy lesser kudu and the fringe-eared oryx. Near the waterholes, you will see enormous elephants gathering. If you love to witness rock formations, Tsavo West National Park is the right choice that’s composed of hilly landscapes, volcanic cones, and black lava flows. The Tsavo River is also accessible from the park, which homes various kinds of animals like giraffes, impalas, buffalos and Burchell’s zebras. Although small, the Tsavo West National Park is a famous reserve in Kenya due to its diverse wildlife, and unique landscape. You, too, must experience the beauty of this destination.
Selous Game Reserve
Head to Selous Game Reserve during September that bears suitable weather for games and other activities. With an area of 50,000 square kilometers, this destination becomes second to the largest reserve in Africa. Tons of animals and attractions await you here including hundreds of species, lakes, and rivers. In 1982, UNESCO declared the park as a world heritage due to its stunning beauty. It’s the home to more than 350 birds species and reptiles. The Selous Game Reserve also hosts the most substantial concentration of elephants amounting to about 30,000 to 50,000. You will find a wide variety of animals at the park such as rhinos, hippopotamus, brindled gnu, sable antelope, Nyasaland gnu, eland, waterbuck, greater kudu, hartebeest, giraffe, zebras, reedbuck, spotted hyena, warthog, lion, hunting dog, and leopard. You will fall in love with the landscape of the Selous Game Reserve as well, where you can find attractions like the Great Rhuha and Rufiji rivers. Volcanic hot springs, lakes, and rivers are all over the area, which you explore, too.
Masai Mara National Reserve
October is a suitable time to head to Masai Mara National Reserve. During this time, innumerable herds of wildebeests remain at the park before they go back to Tanzania. The migration moves, crossing the Mara River in search of greener pastures. You will have an action-packed adventure when you go to Masai Mara National Reserve during October. It's the same reason why the park is a staple in itineraries of many safari-goers. Wildlife viewing is optimal at the Masai Mara National Reserve during this month as there are plenty of predator and prey interactions. You can encounter tons of different animals during this month such as the Big Five, black rhino, big cats, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal and spotted hyena, antelope such as impala, reedbuck, Thomson's gazelle, eland and topi, while buffalo, elephant and giraffe. You can also witness the Great Migration, a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon when you choose to include this destination on your African trip. It's a remarkable experience for all types of tourists whether you're going for a solo adventure, with a family or your other half. In fact, Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the top destinations in Kenya; a prime attraction in the country all-year-round.
Mombasa is a beautiful part of Kenya, which offers both the wonders of nature and the culture of a city. You have lots of places to discover in this part of the world, where tons of activities await you. October is a great time to head to Mombasa, which bears hot climate with a little amount of rain. Explore the historical parts of the town such as the Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A collection of pottery and ceramics, as well as ancient architectures, can be found in the area, which is also near to a few famous buildings such as Omani. The weather in October is suitable for a beach trip. So make sure to check Mombasa's tropical paradise. Mombasa Beach and Diana Island are just a few of the places you should see. These beaches are stunning with white sands and clear seas. If you want to escape from the bustle of a city, visiting the Shimba Hills National Reserve is highly suggested. You can encounter tons of bird and animals as well as exotic plants in this destination, which can surely take your stress away.
Mikumi National Park
In southern-central Tanzania, you will find a safari gem called Mikumi National Park. October is a great time to visit this destination due to the dry climate, which will make exploration a lot easier. Wildlife is abundant, and its beautiful landscape is frequently compared to the famous Serengeti Plains. Various animals dwell in the park such as zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, impalas, giraffes, elephants, lions and spotted hyenas, as well as groups of yellow baboon and vervet monkeys. The location of the Mikumi National Park is also a great choice as en route to places like Selous and Ruaha. Vegetations and trees start to thin down during October, which makes wildlife sighting easier. Baobabs, acacias, and Borassus palms are just a few kinds of plants that you will see in the area. Mikumi National Park is a beautiful, underrated safari, where you can enjoy the same perks of more popular reserves without dealing with a thick crowd.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park looks good during October. This month bears a drier climate, which makes exploration, activities, and games a lot more comfortable and enjoyable than the rainy season. The park has blooming plants and vegetation this time of year, which makes stunning photos. With area coverage of 2850 square kilometers, there's enough space for a dwelling of a high number of varied animals like elephants migratory wildebeest, elands, gazelles, impalas, zebras, kudus, rhinos, hartebeest buffalos and more. If you're an avid birdwatcher, you'll love what you will see at the park such as more than 550 different bird species strewn across Tarangire. Visitors head to this park and never miss witnessing its most dominant feature, the Tarangire River, which is surrounded by baobab trees, acacias, and other vegetation.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mt. Kilimanjaro is an excellent destination to experience in October. October is the best month for a Kilimanjaro trip due to agreeable weather, which gives you a high chance to reach the summit. June to November, as well as February, are also suitable months to climb the mountain as there are fewer chances for rain. Crowned as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, tons of hikers include its summit on top of their lists. Wildlife is inexhaustible in the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. You will witness majestic animals like baboons, mongooses, bush pigs, elephants and more. At the edge of the mountain, you can also explore the wonderful Lake Chala. The lake’s crystal waters with turquoise and emerald green hues will take your breath away. Along with your hike, you will see different species of plants and vegetations, ferns and humongous trees. There are endless surprises that you will find as you reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It will stimulate your senses as you savor a spectacular view of Africa -- its skies, lands, among where abundant wildlife lives.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Africa. It belongs to the continent’s prime attraction, which also means, the number of tourists that visit the area can be overwhelming especially during the peak months. Serengeti National Park is a great place to see all-year-round. However, if you want to go against the current, and face a lesser number of crowds, November is the best time to plan your adventure. During this month, fewer people head to the park, but it bears equally-agreeable weather for games and exploring. It’s a low season during November at the Serengeti National Park, and there’s a small chance of precipitation. You will enjoy the park more if you visit at this time of year. Heading to this destination during this month increases your chance to encounter animals like big herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and many other ungulates such as eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle. All three big cats are easily seen at the Serengeti National Park all throughout the year. While lions are everywhere and are often found on a kill. Cheetahs are very common on the southeastern plains, while leopards can be seen resting on the big trees along the Seronera River.
The location of Khwai Concession with nearby reserves such as Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park makes it a prime safari destination in Africa. The Khwai River, which is the main feature of the park is where tons of animals can be spotted. Mammals like lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, the African wild dogs, and cheetahs are some of the wildlife that you can encounter at the Khwai Concession. The best part of this destination for many travelers is that it offers an array of luxury lodgings that provide comfort and relaxation for a fair price. If you love birds, you can watch tons of these beautiful creatures hand around near bodies of water, or fly free across the park. Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Senegal Coucals and Long Toed Lapwings are a few of the bird species that you can see in this destination.
Etosha National Park
Discover the real face of Namibia by visiting the Etosha National Park. The destination offers a rich mix of wildlife as well as fun activities that would make your safari experience remarkable. Bird-watching is a favorite venture in the park where you can witness more than 340 species of birds. Crimson-breasted shrikes, northern black korhaans, violet-eared waxbills and pale chanting goshawks are a few beautiful creatures that you can encounter in the destination. Egyptian vulture, Caspian Plover, White-bellied Korhaan, Black-winged Pratincole, Cape vulture, Crowned crane are some of the rare birds that also dwell at the Etosha National Park, and witnessing them yourself can be a striking moment. A wide variety of mammals live at the Etosha National Park as well. Elephants black-faced impalas, cheetahs, hyenas, silver-backed jackals, lions, leopards, gemsboks, kudus, giraffes and more are some of the species that you can encounter. When you get to this destination, seeing the Etosha Salt Pan is a must. Witness it up close, and it will blow you away. This enormous pool covers 25% of the Park that it can be seen from space.
Wildebeest Migration, Central Serengeti
Shortly after the rain begins in November, the migrating mega herd arrives on the short-grass plains of the Central Serengeti in December. After an action-packed journey, while crossing the Masai Mara, millions of wildebeests go back to Southern and Central Serengeti. The migrating herds move quicker towards the south down to the Southern Plains which they typically reach in a matter of days. Witness millions of large animals including wildebeests and zebras flock and move from one place to another with their calves in Central Serengeti during December. It will be an unbelievable experience to see before your eyes the overwhelming amount of animals, which are the strongest ones left after facing tons of predators along their migration journey.
Kampala is Uganda's capital city. Flying to this town, you will witness and learn the unique culture and traditions of Kenyans. You can also visit many historical locations in the busy city of Kampala. To start, head to the Uganda National Cultural Centre where the heritage of the nation's performing arts is reflected. The Kasubi Tombs is also a must-see, which is the burial site of the Buganda Kingdom's royal family. Craft markets are everywhere in Kampala where you can buy unique crafts from different villages. Learn more about Kenya by visiting the Uganda Museum that has been established since 1908. Near the school district in Kampala is Wandegeya Market will make you feel youthful with its modern vibe where also tons of boutiques, salons, offices and fresh produce can be found.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is a famous destination in Uganda. The renowned incredible fall is the Nile river flowing, squeezing into an 8m wide gorge. Surrounding the park, you will also find a rich plant life, as well as 76 species of mammals and 451 species of birds. Animals like hippopotamuses, giraffes, antelopes, Uganda kobs, Hartebeests and Oribis are species you can encounter at the park. There are multiple activities that you can at the park as well. Launch trips, hiking, nature walks, birding, cultural encounters, and sports fishing are just some of the fun adventures you can do at the Murchison Falls National Park.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is a popular destination for chimpanzee trekking. The place offers a world-class viewing of the primates, as well as other species of mammals and birds. There are lots of activities in the area such as nature walks, cultural encounters, and bird watching. The Kibale National Park homes about 1450 chimpanzees that you can encounter up-close in their natural habitat. Around 138 bird species are in the area like White-spotted Flufftail, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Western Nicator, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Superb Sunbird, and so much more. The Kibale National Park is also famous for its rich flora and fauna, which trekkers and climbers look forward to seeing.