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Where To Go In Africa In November

Travelling on Safari in November

After months of the dry season, temperatures start to rise, and the rains hit most of Southern Africa and parts of East Africa. Mahale Mountains National Park in western Tanzania experiences peak birdwatching season, as the forest comes alive with migratory birds and butterflies, and the park’s many waterfalls are in full flow. The clear air and lushness of the forest create a photographer’s dream.

During November in Africa, the sun is setting later and rising earlier - summer is on its way! Now is the time to go on a beach holiday because Africa’s tropical island destinations, like the Seychelles, Mauritius and Zanzibar, are stunning in November. If you’re thinking of a November safari, choose your destination carefully as the start of summer also means the start of the rainy or green season in many African safari destinations.

Botswana, the Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia are caught between the end of the dry season and the beginning of the rainy one and the animals are on the move. The massed elephants, buffalo and antelope that packed October's waterholes and rivers are dispersing in search of the fresh grazing triggered by early summer rains. However, with the floods of the Okavango Delta in Botswana having disappeared into the parched Kalahari sands, there is far more land to traverse and wildlife viewing is second to none.