Africa & Madagascar in December

Best for

South Africa’s Cape is hot, and a bit showery. From mid-December it is peak season, and European visitors compete with South African holiday-makers for space.

The rains have turned Botswana green, animals have dispersed, and it’s a great time for birding.

In East Africa, grass returns to the Serengeti, drawing the herds of wildebeest back.

Sierra Leone is hot and dry.

Also consider

Namibia is hot, some would find it too hot for a touring holiday, others not.

The Indian Ocean islands are hot, and also experiencing peak season, although showers are a continuous feature.

Latin America in December

We recommend spending Christmas either sipping cocktails besides the pool over looking Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano or on one of the country’s amazing beaches – either on the Pacific or Atlantic coasts.

Alternatively choose Colombia where you can explore Cartagena’s old town, before hitting the dance floor to test out your Salsa skills, and then soak up some rays from your eco-hab in Tayrona National Park.

December Holiday Ideas

From £2670
per person
Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger Safari in South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger Safari in South Africa Our ‘Best of South Africa' holiday packs in many of the country’s...
From £2795
per person
Colombia & Caribbean Beach
Colombia & Caribbean Beach Colombia is an extraordinary country in which to spend a holiday and...
From £2930
per person
Costa Rica Nature Experience
Costa Rica Nature Experience This new tour brings together the main highlights of Costa Rica...
From £2950
per person
Authentic Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar
Authentic Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar A true authentic Tanzania experience with five nights on a private...
From £3160
per person
Cape Town & Garden Route Deluxe Tour - Self Drive
Cape Town & Garden Route Deluxe Tour - Self Drive This is a leisurely self-drive tour through South Africa's Cape,...
From £3395
per person
Colombia Highlights Holiday
Colombia Highlights Holiday This trip packs in all of Colombia's best loved highlights - Bogota,...

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