Thinking about going on a safari in March? This month of the year is a lovely time to visit South Africa and Botswana. Tanzania’s northern circuit is quite rainy in March, but the scenery is stunning during this Green season, and low-season pricing is always a plus. In March, the Cape region of South Africa usually boasts beautiful weather. There are several attractive choices for combining a trip here with a safari in one of the private game reserves or the famous Kruger National Park, which provides fantastic wildlife viewing all year round.
During March, big cats are still prowling the Serengeti’s wildebeest herds by moonlight, turtles are hatching on Indian Ocean islands and the temperature is pleasant — in fact, Africa in March is wild and magnificent as it’s mostly uncrowded. But where are some of the best places to go on safari in March?
Chobe National Park Safari in March
Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the continent’s highest densities of elephants. You can also get a good look at a lot of antelope, wild dogs, giraffes, buffalo, and crocodiles. Grassy plains and wooded areas make up the scenery here, making a safari here fairly varied. If you go in March, the weather will be dry, pleasant, and bright without the humidity and rain of the summer.
Kruger Nationa Park
The Kruger National Park experiences ‘Goldilocks Season’ in March because the weather is just right—it’s not too hot or too chilly. Kruger National Park is rightfully one of Africa’s most well-known parks. The park is the size of a small country and is home to a diverse range of wildlife. The Big Five are all present in huge numbers and it’s one of the greatest parks for a self-drive safari in March — due to its extensive road network that is suitable for 2WD vehicles. Heading on a Kruger safari in March means you might spot baby animals, just after birthing season. Additionally, the scenery is lush and the birding is excellent. Twitchers can expect to spot migratory bird species during a safari in March.
Zambezi National Park Safari in March
The Zambezi National Park in Zambia is home to Victoria Falls — a great destination for a safari in March. March is excellent summertime in this region, so you may escape the lingering cold for sunny days viewing the falls. Elephants, buffalo, leopards, lions, antelope, kudu, waterbuck, giraffe, impala, and a variety of smaller animals can be seen on safari here. A safari combined with a day at the falls is the ideal Zambia holiday.
The Skeleton Coast is a windswept desert area that stretches for about 500 kilometres along the Atlantic coast. This eerie landscape is frequently enveloped in fog. It gets its name from the numerous shipwrecks that lie on the beach. The interesting Cape fur seal colonies are a huge magnet for travellers. Cape Cross, located south of the park, is the most visited colony. The Skeleton Coast can be visited all year, although the best time to go is between October and March. A little rain falls during these months, keeping the skies clear. Mornings are less cloudy, and nights are warmer than in the winter.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. This picturesque archipelago of 27 coral islands stretched along Mozambique’s northern coast features kilometres of stunning private beaches with forested interiors home to monkeys, birds, and crabs. Another bonus during March is that it’s the greatest time to view turtles nesting.