Many parks around Africa have a high season and a low season for visitors but the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa is one of the best all year round Big Five safari holiday destinations. Travelling to South Africa on safari often depends on the weather and the seasons, as they affect the game viewing experience to a large degree. The onset of the rains brings on new growth and the bush greens and thickens, making it difficult for game viewing.During the dry season animals generally concentrate around available water making it easier to spot wildlife.
Best Time to Visit Madikwe Game Reserve
There are however some reserves in South Africa that provide an all year round game viewing experience - and Madikwe Game Reserve in the Northwest Province, is one of the best options for getting the best of Africa at any time of the year.
Wildlife and the Seasons at MadikweAs with other regions of Africa there is a wet and a dry season in Madikwe but as the reserve is a single management unit the animals in the reserve do not undertake any major migrations. The animals may move around locally but they will always be in an area where they can potentially be spotted.
The rains in Madikwe generally fall between October and March - April. It can be said that animals are more difficult to spot in the wet green season but the experience of the guides ensures that no matter how thick the vegetation is a great wildlife experience awaits.