Our Recommendation for January
January is a month that sees the majority of ‘Safari Africa’ entering its rainy ‘green season’. Animals move with the start of the rains, dispersing over huge areas in search of fresh grazing, knowing that waterholes will be everywhere. For travellers whose priority is big game viewing, the best destinations are therefore Tanzania and Kenya, which are still in their dry seasons and superb at this time of year. If you are hoping to view gorillas in Rwanda, this country will be in its dry season too, as with the rest of East Africa. Many visitors also look to South Africa in January, as the Cape and Garden Route are at their best and the safari is still extremely good despite the fact that it is the rainy season there.