March is a month of transition over most of Africa, in terms of weather and animal movement. Luckily we are here to point out the highlights of where to visit during this month.
Where to go in East Africa in March?
Tanzania; The Serengeti great Wildebeest Migration in March
Tanzania's Great Migration is phenomenal in East Africa in March. The wildebeest from January to March all congregate in the Ndutu Plains of the Serengeti for calving season, meaning visitors can goggle at the sheer enormity of the spectacle and the exciting predator action which comes with new born wildebeest calves. Calving season should not be missed if you are visiting Tanzania in March!
Where to go in Southern Africa in March?
Mozambique in March
March is the time when the rainy season ends in Mozambique yet the weather is still very warm and perfect for relaxing on the beach or lying in a hammock. Scuba diving and snorkelling are also fantastic and this is the best time of year to see green turtles nesting along the beaches. The forested interior of Mozambique also provides plenty of wildlife for you to view and due to the rains, the vegetation is vibrant and lush.
Botswana in March: The Makgadikgadi Pans
Botswana, like the majority of the rest of Africa is in a transition during March. Although it is still in the rainy season, it is still a great time to visit. Due to this time being labelled as 'low-season' many camps in the Okavango Delta have some great 'off-season' deals that are extremely enticing. At the beginning of March, The Makgadikgadi Pans have plains that are swarming with zebra, the flat landscape makes game spotting easy. This month indicates the start of their return leg of their annual migration back to the Delta. The migration sees half of the zebra population in the Okavango Delta embarking on a 500km round trip from the Delta to the lush grasslands of Makgadikgadi and back again.
South Africa in March: Cape Town and Kruger National Park
Cape Town is still a great place to visit at this time of year and the wine-growing regions, cultural experiences and natural landscapes are well worth visiting. If you were to venture North towards Kruger National Park and The Greater Kruger area and into the Lowveld region, the vegetation remains thick yet the temperatures are starting to cool down. During the day, temperatures can still become relatively high but as the evening and morning temperatures begin to descend, searching for the 'Big 5' on safari becomes an extremely pleasant experience.