Where to go on holiday and when
A month-by-month guide of when to go where on holiday in Africa, Latin America and the Indian subcontinent.
Good time to visit gorillas and chimps; dry season in East Africa (inc. migration) and Costa Rica; gorgeous climate in India.
Prime time for Antarctica and Patagonia; excellent for India and Nepal; Galapagos Islands are warm and calm; green season in southern Africa.
Generally great wildlife viewing in Latin America; excellent tiger viewing; it’s still dry season in Bhutan and Burma/Myanmar; Victoria Falls is in peak flow.
Easter in Costa Rica? Beaches and wildlife in eastern South Africa; a very pleasant month for exploring Ecuador and the Indian subcontinent.
Madagascar is a good idea from now until about October; great weather in Peru and Ecuador; Zambia’s Liuwa Plains are wonderful this month.
The annual flood reaches Botswana’s Okavango Delta; the dry season begins in Zambia (until about October); great trekking in Peru.
Great for jaguars in Brazil’s Pantanal (until October); East Africa for safari and beach holidays; chimp & gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda.
The height of the migration in Masai Mara or northern Serengeti; explore Peru or Ecuador; Madagascar’s peak month.
Festivals in Bhutan; lively macaw and parrot-licks in Peru’s Amazon; try a walking safari in Zambia; a different beach holiday on Lake Malawi.
Chill out on beaches in India, Brazil or Africa; combine Galapagos Islands and either Ecuador or Peru mainland; carmine bee-eaters are in Zambia.
Botswana’s green season starts but still a good time to visit; India’s wildlife viewing season begins (November to April); explore Nepal.
Costa Rica’s season starts again; migration in Zambia’s remote Liuwa Plains; Gir NP in India is great now; head for Cape Town, South Africa.