Here’s what’s happening in January in Africa:
- Vegetation is verdant, flowers are out in full bloom and the grasslands lush, it’s a brief time of bounty for many animals.
- It’s a wonderful month for a safari in northern Tanzania, especially the southern Serengeti as the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra start to gather in huge numbers.
- The Loggerhead and leatherback turtles are in action off the Indian Ocean coast.
- In Bwindi, the trails are drier making Gorillas easier to track.
- For birders, January is a peak month to enjoy the mind-boggling numbers of migrating and local birds attracted to Botswana’s Chobe and Okavango regions, it’s a twitchers paradise!
- The Chobe area also offers a bonanza for elephant lovers this time of year.
- It’s the middle of the rainy season, so you can expect warm days and afternoon thunderstorms.
- An ideal month for photography with the sharp contrast of the predators’ natural winter camouflage with the colorful summer colors of the landscape.
- If you’re visiting the Victoria Falls, it’s your last chance to leap into Devil’s Pool.
Cape Town & Surroundings
- January is a great time to enjoy warm summer weather, outdoor concerts in Kirstenbosch (Cape Town), or picnic on the beach.
- Check dates for Stellenbosch Street Soirees in the City of Oaks for some laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers. (Insider tip: January is also a great time to browse around the town while most of the 30,000+ student population is still on summer vacation.)
- The Galileo Open Air Cinema provides after-hours entertainment under the stars all around Cape Town
If you want to visit Africa in January, just contact us and we will be happy to help you.