The highly unexplored and wild continent of Africa has always beckoned travelers and captivated the attention of foreigners through generation. Owing to the rich cultural, natural and historical heritage associated with Africa, people are often interested to undertake voyage to the Black Continent. But one must be well acquainted regarding the right time suitable for touring Africa, because weather condition, climate and environment can turn hostile, if you are at the wrong place, and in the wrong time.
Summer season, ranging from early September to May, is the right time for visiting Africa. Tourists are assured of sunshine and clear skies during this phase of the year. Also, you can indulge in lots of external activities, like hiking and trekking, which is simply impossible during other seasons. During August-September, which is the period of spring, you can encounter spectacular and magnificent species of flora and fauna. The scenic beauty surrounding you will help in relinquishing your mind and soothing your body.
Planning for a wildlife safari? Then Tanzania, Africa can be good choice for you. Tanzania safari tours offer various kinds of safaris. Firstly, you have the walking safaris. These are accessible in the low predator parks. You will always have a native expert by your side who would be your protector and guide, both. However, the ideal season for safari here is from mid-August mid-September.
Then there is the provision of warm air balloon trips. It’s hugely popular in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. And though it’s a bit costly yet it offers an amazing experience when you gently soar through the clouds.
Boating safari is very common in the Saadani National Park and Selous Game Reserve, which host big lakes or rivers. Set off on a thrilling canoe ride between the aquatic plants and across the hippos and crocodiles around. Besides, you will also get to watch varied species of aquatic birds.
Kenya is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Africa. The country is a delight for tourists especially if you love jungles and wildlife.
Among the most spectacular sites, the prime most is the Masai Mara National Reserve. It hosts the amazing wildebeests’ migration which draws spectators from all over the world. Then you have the Nairobi National Park where you can experience how the leopards and lions prey on innocent gazelles. The Nairobi Snake Park is the home of some deadly vipers like mamba, cobra and the indigenous African Rock python. Get candid with the friendly cheetahs, rhinos, monkeys and other members of the vast wildlife in the Nairobi Orphanage. You will get 400 types of distinct birds in the David Sheldrick trust sanctuary. Besides, Nairobi is also reputed for a lavish nightlife, gambling and fine restaurants.
Mombasa is well known for its stunning beaches, refreshing sunny climate and turquoise waters. The water bodies surrounding the land are ideal for deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
The time right before the extremely hot days of summer is the perfect time to travel through the Northern part of Africa and enjoy the scenic beauty of Djerba, Marrakech and last but not the least the wonderful, mysterious Egypt. This particular time of the year ensures your safety from the heat. Kenya, Tanzania and Cape Town will be at your service with temperate and hence pleasant climate in the spring, while you must also enjoy the dry season in Namibia.
When it is finally summer, several regions including some in Morocco enjoy the cooling effect from the winds coming from the ocean. Madagascar and Mauritius are must visits for their cool and pleasing temperatures at this time.
When summer ends, you must make it a point to visit Namibia and Zimbabwe for pleasing sceneries. In autumn, you should holiday at Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt for excellent tourist attractions. Other parts of Africa like in the west – Seychelles and Madagascar are rainy and should be avoided until the ascent of winter.
Winter is the right time to visit the beaches but prevents the tourist’s comfort in places like the beaches. So plan out your schedule and decide which time suits you best.
If it is the rarest and most overwhelming facets of Mother Nature you want to view, then Africa is the place for you. This is the last remaining refuge of a variety of flora and fauna, including the famous African elephants.
An African safari is the best way to witness these wonders. The best time for travelling and watching the most of the wildlife in Africa is in the dry season, when the grass has dried up, making spotting animals easier. Moreover, due to a shortage of water as a result of dried up rivers, most animals will be found gathered together at a standing source of water.
Places like Masai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania in the months between June and September; December and March form main safari attractions in the form of beast migrations. These places at this particular time will promise to be visions you will remember for the rest of your life.
A vacation in Kenya is full of fun, frolic and education. Here are top seven things to see and do in Kenya:
Trip to this African country definitely demands going on a memorable safari trips in one of the famous national parks like Amboseli, Saiwa Swamp or the most popular Masai Mara. You are bound to get mesmerized by the sweet sound of the jungle and scenic beauty.
You can learn more about the traditional African culture and art by visiting one of the tribal villages in Kenya like Turkana or Samburu. Enjoy African folk dances by sipping a hot cup of tea.
You can have a real exposure of how the wildlife migrates and moves in a herd by visiting Serengeti plains which houses more than half a million Wildebeest in the months of September October.
You can enjoy seeing the wildlife in Kenya atop a hot air balloon which has become one of major tourists’ attractions in this country.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful white san beaches then take a holiday package in one of the numerous beach resorts located in Swahili coastal regions of Kenya.
One of the most unique thing to do on a trip to Kenya is to visit Lake Nakuru which is one of the very few places on earth that is frequented by bright pink flamingos
Last but not the least you can view whale sharks by trying scuba diving and snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.