Recommendations For African Travel Adventure
Going to Africa? Great decision!
In this page you will find some advise to help you decide where to go.
What are your field of interest?
1. Wildlife Safari tourism:
Emphasis on visiting nature reserves and National parks and concentrates on watching the wildlife animals in their natural environment and habitat.
Countries where natural environment and wildlife is at its best are: Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia.
2. Anthropology and Ethnology tourism:
Emphasis is on visiting traditional tribes and historical places.
Countries where Ethnology is in its best are: Ethiopia, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Mali
Of course, In wildlife tourism you may visit some tribes and in Ethno tourism you can enjoy some wildlife..
What time of the year should I visit Africa ?
Botswana– July to November is the dry, cool time.
Kenya: August-October are the best months. During this dry season, the biggest migration on earth that of the wildebeest (Gnu), will reach the savanna plains of Maasai-Mara.
[From December to March, it is hot and humid. In April and May heavy rains occur with June to October being the coolest and driest period. The lesser rains fall in November. Temperatures sway between 25 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius.
Tanzania: North circuit include the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. December-May are the ultimate time to visit the Serengeti plains. It is the rainy season and the herds of wildebeest arrive here to give birth to a new generation.
Best time to visit the south circuit, Selous and Ruhaha parks is July-September.
Namibia: best time to go is when it is not too hot, from April- November. Please note that July and August are the coldest, months and in the night it gets really cold!
Uganda: visit to the parks is good all year round.
Zambia: July-October are the dry months which are best to visit.
Ethiopia: this country deserve more than one visit. Best time is September-November. It is the end of the rainy season, In the North, Historical route, the country is green, people are busy working the fields and there are many ceremonies.
Mali, Benin, Togo, Ghana: The end of the rainy season, is September until March. The clouds lift up and the air is clear. Towards January the Harmatan (north wind which carry dust from the Sahara desert) cover the land and the view is limited.