Do you think Africa is not an easy place to travel in? In fact, many commented that it can be challenging and frustrating at times as hardships and logistical disasters can likely happen.
But why do people still find Africa is a place that is worth visiting and dream about coming back for the rest of their life? Is it because of tourist attractions, many places to visit and places to see or special interesting places?
It is true that Africa’s natural history alone would make a dozen visits worthwhile. Asked yourself, where else on earth can you fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring? Or perhaps watch a million flamingos take off from the waters of a remote soda lake? I am sure certain spectacular scenery of Africa will boast to blow your mind, but the essence of this incredible continent isn’t in any desert, mountain or lake but the spirit of the people there, i.e. dancing, laughing, pushing, singing, shoving and sweating that are powerful enough to make many tourists and visitors to never stop coming to or back from Africa. In addition, you will be struck more than anything else by the honesty, warmheartedness and vitality of the African people.
To what I know, no other continent seems to come close to Africa for its pure, scale and variety raw impact. In short, it is quite a travel experience from the well-backpacked, air-conditioned tourist trails of Southeast Asia and even the cash-cow theme parks of Europe or Australia.
Since most tourists prefer to visit Africa during dry seasons, it is good to know that its weather changed according to regional variations. For example:
East Africa – two dry seasons, one from December to March and the other from June to October, with rainy seasons happen in between.
Southern Africa – its dry season is from May or June, and get really hot in October. Rains will usually happen from November to April and sometimes May.
West Africa – its dry season is anytime from October to May, and gets very hot at the end of this period.
Central Africa – June to September is the dry time.
You may want to know:
- Late October to February is a great time to visit the Sahara and arid Central Africa. This is also the summer days in southern Africa and to beach comb along the West African coast;
- East African wildlife is usually easier to spot around January or February;
- The arid lands of North Africa spring into life between March and May;
- In North Africa, rain isn’t the main issue but the temperature. In fact, the best time to places of interest and those interesting places is during the cooler period from October to March; and
- Rain season – in some countries in Africa, it only rains for a few hours each day, and often at night. Therefore, don’t deprive yourself for going there during rainy season, do a little research, you will avoid blowing unnecessary bucks or time as hotel rates are usually cheaper, besides popular tourist haunts are much quieter.
Have chance, why not give yourself time to visit those tourist attractions and places of interest, you will likely concur that Africa is a fantastic, enlightening, surprising and intriguing continent.