No matter when you travel with Nomad , you can be guaranteed that there will be countless new places and faces to discover. You will be amazed and blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the generosity of the people and the unpredictability of the wild animals. But, as you put your travel calendar together for 2017/2018, you may like a little guidance regarding when to go where and the best time to do so. This guide will help you make the most of your travel time.

Everyone travels for different reasons – some of you will be booking your family holiday while others may be looking for a romantic getaway or some, just to escape the madness of the world as it is today. There are pro’s and con’s to travelling in traditional “peak” seasons (eg. Serengeti in the migration season) or in the quieter “green” seasons, we’ll give you our best overview for when to visit.

Nomad’s peak season is June to November and this is when you’ll have the most people on tour but also the most departures. We have set rates for all seasons so you have the opportunity of taking advantage of the best kept secrets in green season and not having to pay extortionate rates in peak seasons.

If you’re travelling with your family and have children aged 8 years and older, we would love to have them on tour with us and our child policy explains this in more detail. We do however request that everyone booked on the tour is happy with the fact that there will be kids on the tour so we can’t guarantee it every time. But, the earlier you book, the less people there are to ask so make sure you plan well in advance.


Home to one of wildlife’s most spectacular shows, the Masai Mara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park provide dramatic scenes of mass animal migration. The wildebeest travel throughout the year in a clockwise directions, constantly in search of food and water and a safe place to have their babies.

From December to March the Ngorongoro Crater and the Southern Serengeti have vast plains of grazing animals. This is also the calving season which attracts a large amount of predators. This is one of the best times of year to be in these areas.

From July to October the herds gather along the Grumeti and Mara Rivers and cross into the vast plains of the Masai Mara. This is another time of year where game viewing is of epic proportions and you have an opportunity to witness the wildebeest crossing the rivers and falling prey to the crocodiles.

Kenya and Tanzania Tour: East Africa and Gorillas


Uganda can be visited throughout the year however tracking gorillas in the rainforest between the rainy months of March to April may find you getting quite muddy! The best times to travel to Uganda would be between June and October and from December through to March. The temperature averages 25 degrees celcius during the daytime.

Uganda Tour: Gorilla Encounter


If you have any questions about any destinations that aren’t in this guide, please drop me an email on

Happy Travel Planning!! We so look forward to experiencing Africa with you!


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