Safari Seasons

The weather can never be guaranteed as neither can the natural cycle of wildlife activities but this will give you an idea of what might be happening throughout the year.

January  Northern Tanzania is great now, the famous wildebeest migration starts to arrive in the southern reaches of the Serengeti Plains preparing for calving next month. Rainy season in Botswana and Zambia.

February Wildebeest migration reaches it’s climax of activity over the next few weeks with the calving starting towards the end of the month and continuing into March on the southern reaches of the Serengeti Plains. Rainy season in Botswana and Zambia

March  Wildebeest migration continues it’s high activity with tens of thousands of calves being born. The dry season starts off in Botswana and Zambia.

April A very pretty time in Botswana and Zambia with good game viewing and lush green foliage. Rainy season in East Africa and many places close for the duration.

May  Game viewing continues to improve throughout Botswana and Zambia as the land starts to dry out. Rainy season in East Africa and many places close for the duration. Wildebeest stat to head north back to Kenya

June  The small excellent bush camps in Zambia start to re-open for the dry season and walking safaris start up.

July  Wildebeest migration starts to cross into Kenya seeking out fresh green grass for grazing. The Masai Mara becomes full of animals with abundance of predator activity. Great game viewing in Botswana and Zambia.

August  Great game viewing everywhere

September   Great game viewing everywhere .  The wildebeest migration may start to leave Kenya late in the month crossing into northern Tanzania

October   Great game viewing everywhere, but it can be very hot. Wildebeest migration normally starts to leave Kenya about now crossing into northern Tanzania.

November   It can be a bit if a wet month everywhere and the game becomes more dispersed with plenty of water once more available all over.

December     East Africa is dry once again and the game viewing is good throughout the region. The rainy season is getting into full flow in Southern Africa and the game is very dispersed but the bird spotting is good.