Leave those January blues behind and head to parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. It is the perfect time to explore some outstanding wildlife migrations and relax in the peak season's warm weather on the coastline beaches.
January is the ultimate time to swap those woolly hats and gloves for a kaftan. With weather in its prime in most coastal areas in Southern and Eastern Africa, there is no better time to plan that perfect beach holiday! You must be quick and book in advance to avoid disappointment in this popular region.
January is a spectacular time for all sorts of wildlife. Watch the annual herd migration in Southern Serengeti in Tanzania, or head to Botswana to witness the incredible zebra migration across Savuti and the Makgadikgadi Pans. At this time of year, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe offers nothing less than some of best game viewing in Africa.
January is the prime time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, offering a truly exhilarating experience.
January is mid-season for whale sharks and manta rays off Mozambique’s Inhambane Peninsula, whilst it is the perfect opportunity to see loggerhead and leatherback turtles off the KwaZulu coastline in South Africa.
If it’s the under the water spectacle you wish to see then look no further. Tanzania is not only the ideal beach and safari destination at this time; its nearby islands boast the most ideal conditions for diving.