Africa & Madagascar in January

Best for

South Africa is at the height of summer, the Western Cape is at its best, the east side can be a bit too hot, and very humid, especially in KwaZulu Natal. Botswana is in its green season, very good for birders, there is still plenty of game to be seen, but expect some showers or sudden storms.

It’s the dry season in East Africa, peak season for migration in Tanzania – you will need to book early to see this. Kenya offers good game viewing throughout the year.

January is dry and hot in Sierra Leone.

Avoid

Be careful of the Seychelles, which can be wet, though these tend to be short sharp downpours rather than continuous rain; Mozambique and Mauritius can also be wet.

It’s cyclone season in Madagascar. Namibia is very hot at this time with temperatures over 35°. Zambia is very wet and roads often impassable, though this will not affect Victoria Falls.

Latin America in January

This is peak time to visit Patagonia from either Argentina or Chile. It is the height of summer so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the sunshine.

Central America is perfect for winter sun – Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama all have Pacific and a Caribbean coastline, and Belize


January Holiday Ideas

From £1880
per person
South Africa's Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari - Self Drive
South Africa's Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari - Self Drive Enjoy a fantastic 14 day journey along the Garden Route starting with...
From £2110
per person
Costa Rica Highlights
Costa Rica Highlights Enjoy the many highlights of Costa Rica on this 12-day itinerary,...
From £3180
per person
Tanzania Migration Safari
Tanzania Migration Safari This incredible nine day holiday takes you to the heart of the...
From £3395
per person
Argentina & Chile
Argentina & Chile This holiday showcases both the Argentine and Chilean Patagonia,...
From £3519
per person
Chobe River and Okavango Delta Safari
Chobe River and Okavango Delta Safari Spend time in two of Botswana’s iconic landscapes, the Chobe National...
From £3535
per person
Blissful Belize
Blissful Belize Explore the highlights of this small but beautiful country on our...

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