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Africa in the wet season (30th Jul 13 at 1:53am UTC)
Hey Guys,

I have booked to do the Kenya to Cape Town in January 2014. Has anyone been to Africa at this time? Just wondering what I need to prepare for {Smile}

Give a shout out if anyone is coming around this time {Smile}

Thanks {Smile}
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Re: Africa in the wet season (30th Jul 13 at 9:04am UTC)
Hi Leah,

I too am going to Africa in January. I'm going on the 24 Day South East Adventure. I read that in Malawi there are storms and quite heavy rain in the afternoons. Livingstone is apparently better in the rainy season as the Victoria Falls are more impressive. A colleague from Zambia told me that.

I too would like to know more about the wet season and some handy tips!

Thanks guys!
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Re: Africa in the wet season (5th Dec 13 at 5:35pm UTC)
heyy its amazing i will also going africa in january 14.
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Re: Africa in the wet season (21st Feb 14 at 4:05pm UTC)
thanks for such a great post it is a good way to communicate our ideas and to get information...
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Re: Africa in the wet season (20th Mar 14 at 7:24am UTC)
Hi Leah,

East Africa has two dry seasons – December to February/March and June to October – with rainy seasons in between. In southern Africa it’s dry from May/June, gets really hot in October, then rains November to April/May. In West Africa the dry season is October/November to April/May, and it gets very hot at the end of this period. In Central Africa, June to September is the dry time. In North Africa, rain isn’t the main issue – it’s temperature. The best time to travel is the cooler period from October to March.

Good luck!
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Re: Africa in the wet season (17th Jun 14 at 9:06am UTC)
In kenya there is two seasons.Nov-may is the wet season and may-oct is the rainy season.In rainy season here raining very hard but in wet season weather is very pleasent and this is the best time to visit here.So don't worry...enjoy your trip..
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Re: Africa in the wet season (15th Jul 14 at 5:27am UTC)
Hey,

I would recommend this time of year for Africa without a doubt! I was originally booked on the 24 day South-East adventure but ended up extending my trip to do the Kenya to Cape Town trip as I was having too much fun. My trip was in February but the wet season just means that in some game parks there is an abundance of water and therefore animals maybe harder to find. That being said, I had seen the big 5 within the first week of my trip and even though it rained some nights, the tents were very well waterproofed and we weren't inconvenienced at all. As it is the wet season, the parks are less busy and therefore quieter, which allowed our tour to get closer to the animals than we would have otherwise.

Victoria Falls was spectacular with the extra water and white water rafting was still a lot of fun although the rapids are usually larger in the dry season. We were still able to swim out to angel's pool at the edge of the falls even though devil's pool was closed.

One of the best trips I have done, I recommend it!

Gabgab
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