Why You Should Consider an African Safari in November

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Why You Should Consider an African Safari in November

You might think that it is difficult to travel to Africa in November. However, by choosing your destination wisely, the month of November can turn out to be truly magical.

For the savvy money savers among us, both East and Southern Africa witness lower visitor numbers, and most lodges drop their rates to encourage more business – although the value given is still first class.

The rain season starts around mid to the end of November, making it one of the best times to travel to Botswana and to take advantage of the lower shoulder season rates. Mozambique, Mauritius, and the Seychelles are all hotter at that time of year. Even though temperatures are high, there is still a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day.


According to holiday safari experts, Tanzania sees the majority of its camps dropping their rates in November. This presents a great opportunity to take advantage of some amazing Tanzania safari holidays and tours.

You can bag some safari holidays for about 40 percent cheaper in some cases, making them valuable. Although value is great, do consider that light rain is to be expected during this period.

In fact, we would recommend Northern Tanzania over Southern Tanzania towards the end of the month. This is due to the fact that the weather affects the game down south, whereas the Great Migration, Ngorongoro and Serengeti remain serene.


Kenya’s weather intervals usually last until late November and can last for a few weeks. However, this will not distract great game experience as it’s fabulous for families. The rains tend to come in the late afternoons and evenings, so sun-lovers can be rest assured that daytime temperatures range between 24 and 30 degrees.


A few thunderstorms are typical in November throughout Botswana. However, do not let this put a downer on things if you’re thinking of heading to Africa later in the year. Botswana offers dramatic storms, however, they never last long an make way for beautiful sunshine.


November is probably the best time to head to Seychelles as it is a transition period between the hot, humid trade winds from the south-east and the cooler winds from the north-west. This means steadier conditions in the sea and thus makes it the perfect time to visit the beach and take-up activities such as snorkeling and diving.