The Best Places for an African Safari Holiday this December

Africa in December. It’s hot and muggy, it’s abundantly green in most places, and the overall feel is very much that of a summer vacation, but better than any summer holiday you’ve ever had before.

Most of the best sorts of African holidays are those that include a safari trip. Africa is the only place on earth where you can have that authentic safari experience, complete with unexpected sightings of all kinds of animals, including the legendary Big 5. With such a huge variety of destinations to choose from, it is really easy to find and plan for the sort of African holiday that will meet your expectations (and your budget).

African Safari Destinations

Some destinations are naturally going to be better than others, so knowing more or less what to expect and also having a bit of an idea about what you want from your holiday, will make all the difference when travelling to Africa at this time of the year.

Most of Africa’s best safari countries are in the South. For the most part, these countries are hot and humid at this time of year, with each country experiencing heavy rains during the summer. While the weather is going to be one of the biggest factors to consider, it is not the only factor to think about.

If you are looking for a good place to visit in Africa this month, here’s a breakdown of some of the best places to visit and why you should think about visiting one of them.

  1. South Africa

The nation that seems to be 6 countries in 1, what with its diversity in landscapes, climate, and people, South Africa ranks high on the list of the best places to visit during the summer. The days can get a little hot in the safari areas, but the green scenery, the abundant wildlife, and the newborn babies, more than make up for a slight bit of discomfort. Some of the must visit places include the Kruger National Park and Cape Town.

  1. Mozambique

Who can avoid the temptation of visiting the beach during the height of the summer? Mozambique is a fantastic summer holiday destination because it not only has the best sorts of rustic accommodation, some of which is right on the beach front, but its pristine beaches are the ideal place to spend a couple of lazy days just soaking up the sunshine. Some places you should check out include Ponto du Oro and the Azura Benguerra Island.

  1. Namibia

The golden sands of the Namib Desert take on a whole new appeal when you are visiting during the summer. But there is more to Namibia than its iconic sandy landscape. Taking a trip up to the northeast of the country will allow you to go on a real African safari while heading to the coast will give you that beach break. Some destinations to visit during summer include Etosha National Park and Swakopmund.

  1. Zambia

Zambia is a popular safari destination all year round, so it is no surprise that it is also a great place for a summer African getaway. Zambia has some of the best wildlife parks and some really luxurious accommodation, which can be booked as a part of one of the numerous holiday packages available. The destination is rustic and guests often feel as though they are taking a step back in time, to those days when the green plains of Africa were untouched.

At ATC Travel, we have a vast selection of some of the best African safari holiday packages, all of which are available on our website. You can make your booking online or you can contact our team today for more information or to discuss a custom package.