Africa & Madagascar in February

Best for

South Africa remains at the height of summer. The Western Cape is a-buzz with festivals, like the Kirstenbosch Summer Festival, and the long summer evenings are perfect for picnics at Boschendaal Estate in the Winelands. Botswana is wonderful, and less expensive, in the ‘green season’.

In East Africa, the period between the short rains of November and the long rains of April/May is superb for sun-worshippers and divers in Zanzibar, Pemba and the Swahili Coast. February is the peak period for observing the wildebeest migration on the southern plains of the Serengeti – book early to secure the best seasonal mobile camps. The Masai Mara provides excellent game viewing throughout the year and this is a wonderful month for a safari in Uganda.

February is dry and hot in Sierra Leone. It continues to be peak season for winter sun in Oman


The southern Indian Ocean is hot and humid, with a risk of cyclones affecting Madagascar, southern Mozambique and Mauritius.

Namibia remains very hot with a risk of flash flooding.

Latin America in February

Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is particularly lovely during February. Pick one of the gorgeous hotels along the Riviera Maya and enjoy excursions inland to some of the most impressive Central America Mayan sites.

February is also Carnival time which can be celebrated in various destinations but most notably in Rio de Janeiro. But remember if you are interested in Carnival then be sure to book early!

February Holiday Ideas

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Magical Mexico
Magical Mexico This 14-day tour to Mexico, with its ancient traditions, rich...
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Classic Brazil
Classic Brazil A 12-day tour that showcases the best of Brazil’s cultural and...
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Riviera Maya Beach & Culture Break
Riviera Maya Beach & Culture Break There's plenty of time to relax on this short sunshine break, which...
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Winelands, Whales and Wildlife
Winelands, Whales and Wildlife This exciting 16 day self-drive itinerary starts in Cape Town and...
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Botswana Made Easy
Botswana Made Easy Taking you to three of Botswana’s essential safari destinations, this...
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Uganda Gorilla & Game Safari - Group tour
Uganda Gorilla & Game Safari - Group tour This 8-day small group safari packs in many of Uganda's highlights -...

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