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The best time to visit Africa really depends on where you are going, because it’s a really diverse continent. Africa typically experiences two seasons: the wet season and the dry season.
The best time to visit Southern Africa for game-viewing is April to October, during the dry season. East Africa’s dry season and the best time for safari is June-October or December-February. The best time to visit West Africa is also during the dry season, from October to March.
North Africa is an ideal destination because the weather is pleasant year-round. If you want to avoid big crowds, visit North Africa in shoulder season from March-May or September-November.
Last year I went on the trip of a lifetime, a safari through 3 National Parks in Kenya. Seeing the Big 5 is a once in a lifetime experience.
I’ve only really touched the surface of adventure in Africa but I was blown away by the beaches in Watamu and the cliff adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park. A road trip through Namibia and a week in Cape Town / Mauritius / Madagagar are high on my list. As is climbing Kilimanjaro, wine tasting in South Africa and booking a stay in a traditional Souk in the heart of Marrakesh.
So much to see!