If you ever plan to take a trip to Africa, you don’t want to be rained out, and you definitely want to be miserable due to the temperatures.
If you’ve been saving your money for some time to take an adventure on the Safari, then you may want to do a little bit of research to find out the most enjoyable time of the year to go. Not only for the sake of your comfort, but the animals you want to see out there may be more out and active for your viewing pleasure if the weather is right. If you’re the brave, adventurous type, it may not matter a whole lot to you, but for the ones who are just going out there to have a good time will want to do their homework.
To begin with, if you live in the United States like me, then don’t be fooled, and prepare for the current season in the United States. The African Safari is on the opposite side of the equator which means their seasons occur on the opposite side of the year. Over there you can be huddling by a campfire for warmth in the month of June. Even though it can get below freezing during the night, it can turn into weather appropriate for a pair of shorts in the afternoon!
As long as you have the appropriate accommodations for the night time rest, you should be warm enough, dry enough, and cool enough experiencing the Safari during the months of June through mid-October. The summer time is a little too hot for me after a bit of research. It’s all up to you, but that’ll definitely be the time that I’ll be enjoying it.