Dry season in Southern Africa
The dry season in the southern part of Africa lasts from April to October and is considered the best time for game viewing. Cooler temperatures and less humidity make for more comfortable safari drives and lower the risk of malaria. Travellers doing camping safaris during this time should note, however, that nights can get quite cold so be sure to take warm clothing. At the very beginning of the dry season, Victoria Falls are still at their fullest but the rains have subsided, making it the ideal time to visit. The cool, dry season is also the best time to visit the national parks, especially Kruger, as the lack of vegetation improves visibility and the limited water supply causes animals to congregate in certain areas.