Best Time to Visit – Mkhaya GR

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored the Swaziland section of Lonely Planet's 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan researched and wrote about Swaziland for Lonely Planet.

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Wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. Especially since some animals are kept in large drive-through enclosures. Traditionally, the best wildlife viewing is during the dry winter months from May to September. At this time, animals congregate around rivers and waterholes. The wettest months, from November to February, are less ideal as the rain might interfere with your afternoon safari, and it tends to be very hot and humid.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season December to January and July to August (It never gets very busy)
Low Season April to mid-June and September to November (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather April to May and September to October (Mild weather and little rain)
Worst Weather June to August (Chilly mornings and nights) and December to February (Hot and humid)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife viewing is at its best
  • Cloudless skies and no rain
  • Moderate daytime temperatures and low humidity
  • Very dry and dusty
  • Warm clothing is required for early morning game drives

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Scenery is green and fresh
  • Wildlife viewing is still good
  • There are a lot of baby animals
  • Birding is very good with migratory birds in the park
  • Dry season wildlife viewing is better
  • Middle of the day is hot and humid

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to go to Swaziland by Major Park

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  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve
    JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD

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