Africa is one of those continents that’s on the bucket list for a lot of people! So far I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful region 3 times already and I already have a list of adventures that I still wish to complete. From doing a cross country road trip in the South of Africa to going trekking to see the gorilla’s in Uganda. There’s still so many things I wish to see and do here!
And if the places that I’ve visited so far are any indication of what’s next to come I know I’ll be in for a treat!
The first country I visited in Africa was Egypt, one of the most mysterious countries in the entire world. Then half a year later I found myself ringing in the New Year on board of an airplane towards South Africa. My final stop in Africa was an adventurous road trip through Morocco, a country that surprised me in every way possible.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT AFRICA
Africa is a massive continent with a varied climate, landscape, and wildlife. Choosing the best time to visit depends on your interests and what you’re hoping to see during your vacation.
If you want to visit Northern Africa you’ll want to avoid the summer months which can become extremely toasty. The peak months for these countries are December and January so be prepared to also encounter a lot more tourists during this time.
If you’re planning on going on a safari you’ll want to opt for the dryer months of May until September. During this time there’s a lot less rainfall and the animals have to go to the watering holes to drink. This definitely increases your chances of spotting the more elusive creatures such as leopards and lions.
I visited Cape Town at the start of January which also means the start of Summer! It was the perfect time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and to go wine tasting in the nearby winelands.