AFRICA SAFARIS IN NOVEMBER
In East Africa conditions are good during November, and many of the cooler areas can be visited, while temperatures start to rise in the warmer regions, such as on the Laikipia Plateau and toward Tsavo.
The Great Migration has started to move southward by now, from the Maasai Mara into the eastern part of the Serengeti, making some of the mobile tented camps in the Serengeti good choices, together with lodges such as Klein's Camp.
The month of November is springtime, and heading on toward summer time in Southern Africa, when the summer months will bring much needed rainfall to the parched lands of the Kalahari basin.
This time of the year sees the onset of the migration of thousands of zebra and wildebeest from Linyanti through the Savuti channel in Botswana as they move back toward the greener lands of the Mababe that the summer rainfalls will bring.
In the Okavango Delta, the beginning of the rainfall season in November also makes for the start of a fantastic bird watching season, although it is starting to become a slightly more difficult time for big game spotting.
The low water levels in the Zambezi River during November mean that it is one of the better months to visit the Victoria Falls if you're going there for some exciting white water rafting.
Tswalu Desert Reserve in the South African part of the Kalahari can be visited all year round, as can the impressive desert areas of Sossusvlei and the Namib-Naukluft Park, making these two great choices for a November trip.
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