Best Time to Visit – Madikwe GR

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The winter months of May to September are best for wildlife viewing. During this dry time vegetation thins and animals gathers around water sources, making them easier to spot.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to April (The park is busier, especially during school holidays)
Low Season May to September (This is the best wildlife viewing time)
Best Weather April-May and September-October (Mild weather and little rain)
Worst Weather May to August (Chilly mornings and nights) and December to February (Hot and afternoon rain)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • The best time for wildlife viewing
  • Rain is scarce and skies are clear
  • It is low season and there are few tourists around
  • Warm clothing is essential for morning activities
  • The sky can be hazy with a lot of dust in the air

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Lush landscapes and scenery
  • There is a chance to see new-born animals
  • The migrating bird species are present
  • Wildlife viewing is good, but the Dry season is better
  • It is high season and the park is more crowded, especially during school holidays
  • The heat can become unbearable

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