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Usually, Africa remains warm and sunny throughout the year, but certain countries and regions experience a variety of climate. Mainly, while planning a safari, tourist must know that the winter dry season in Southern Africa is between May and October and this is the time ideal for safari. The summer wet season between December and March brings greenery in the in the Southern African landscape and it is the best time to enjoy bird-watching in Africa. For beach lovers, duration from December to March is the ideal time.Popular Destinations in Africa
A North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is distinguished by its Arabian, Berber, and European cultural influences. The coast and countryside of Morocco offer lush oasis, long beaches, imposing fishing ports, and the High Atlas Mountains. Morocco is a journey into a timeless and serene world of coastal villages, beautiful towns, and remote outposts. Some of the major tourist cities in Morocco are Marrakesh, Tangier, Casablanca, Meknes, and more.
A country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean, Kenya encompasses lakelands, savannah, the Great Rift Valley, and imposing mountain highlands. Kenya is also home to wildlife such as elephants, rhinos, lions, and more. Besides the world-famous safari park, this country is also home to a trove of coastal treasures. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a gateway to one of the most evocative and interesting travel destinations in the world. Some of the major tourist cities in Kenya are Nairobi, Mombasa, Watamu, Nanyuki, and more.
A landlocked country in Southern Africa, Botswana boasts a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. The wildlife is the main attraction of this country and an array of animals reside in or pass through the country. Ranging from endangered animals such as rhinos and wild dogs to thriving bird life and more, Botswana is rich in terms of wildlife making it an excellent destination for wildlife lovers. Some of the major tourist cities in Botswana are Kasane, Maun, Savuti, Okavango Delta, and more.Popular Festivals and Events
Festival sur oe Niger
Celebrated during the first week of February in the city of Segou, Festival sur oe Niger covers all genres of Malian music. The program includes numerous theatre crews performing alongside parades of huge puppets and masked dancers on stilts from the Dogon country.
National Arts Festival Grahamstown, South Africa
South Africa’s National Arts Festival includes events and performances in over 50 venues and runs for 11 days between late June and early July. One of the longest-standing arts festivals on the continent, this festival has been running since 1974. Committees in different disciplines meticulously curate the artistic content of this festival.
Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
Held in the city of Fes in Morocco, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is held for a week. It is one of the high quality world music festivals in the world. The festival includes a plethora of musical performances making this festival a must-attend for music buffs.