AFRICAN SAFARIS IN JANUARY – THE BEST PLACES TO GO

This is a series of twelve blogs aiming to give the reader an easy ‘at a glance guide’ of where to go in sub-Saharan Africa and get the best out of it – after all you have flown several thousands of miles, so you need to know that your experience will live up what you expect. There’s no point in going to the Okavango Delta to see the annual flood but arriving in October and wondering where all the water has gone.

The blog will focus on southern Africa in its widest sense which I have expanded somewhat to include Tanzania and Mozambique.

So, here’s the first one and we’ll start at the beginning – it always seems to make sense to me – with JANUARY. It’s the southern hemisphere’s mid-summer which generally means high daytime temperatures and their wet season with spectacular thunderstorms.