Africa Travel in March
Many of the Safari destinations in Southern Africa are in the tail-end of their ‘green’ season. While in East Africa the very first downpours arrive that precede the ‘long rains’ the set in during April and May.
Despite it being a transition month there continues to be some outstanding safari experiences on offer.
- Max Day Temp: 28°C
- Min Night Temp: 19°C
- Avg Rainfall: Kruger 62mm, Cape Town 30mm
South Africa is a year-round destination. March has less rainfall in areas such as Kruger and the big cats become more visible during the day as the temperatures cool down. Birdlife is prolific and vibrant.
It continues to a wonderful time to visit the Garden Route and East Cape Game Reserves. The coastal areas in KwaZulu Natal offer amazing snorkelling and beautiful beaches.
- Max Day Temp: 31°C
- Min Night Temp: 17°C
- Avg Rainfall: 89mm
It is the green season in Botswana and lodges rates are very good value for money. Rain can arrive in spectacular downpours but on the whole, it is much drier than January and February. The Central Kalahari and Pans offer great game viewing during this time with lots of young being born which in turn attracts predators. The birding is spectacular.
You do need to be vigilant in protecting yourself from mosquitos this month as they can be quite prolific, especially if you are visiting Chobe or Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zimbabwe/Zambia
- Max Day Temp: 30°C
- Min Night Temp: 16°C
- Avg Rainfall: 130mm
The Serengeti continues to be outrageously good in March with Wildebeest numbers further bolstered by the many babies born in February. Moody skies and amazing light create the perfect opportunity for spectacular wildlife and landscape photography at all the Northern Safari circuit destinations.
Humidity starts to climb and there is a chance of tropical downpours in the afternoon. You need to be vigilant about mosquitos.
- Max Day Temp: 27°C
- Min Night Temp: 18°C
- Avg Rainfall: 130mm
It is the start of the rainy season. Expect downpours rather than persistent all-day rain. As you would expect it can get slipperly underfoot on treks but with more food available on lower mountain slopes, treks can be shorter.
Queen Elizabeth National Park continues to offer good game viewing, and you can expect to see plenty of newborns.
As you would expect with more rain, there are more mosquitoes so you need to be vigilant in protecting yourself from getting bitten.
India Travelin March
- Max Day Temp Delhi: 30°C
- Max Day Temp Mumbai: 33°C
- Max Day Temp Kochi: 33°C
- Max Day Temp Darjeeling (Eastern Himalayan Foothills): 14.5°C
- Max Day Temp Dharamshala (Northern Himalayan Foothills): 21°C
March is a good month to visit both North and South India.
In the north Holi, the Festival of Colour is celebrated. Temperatures start to rise on the plains of the north as March progresses and this needs to be taken into account when planning sightseeing.
The foothills of the Northern and Eastern Himalayas are stunning in March. The rhododendrons are in flower and it is a great time for walks and hikes.
The humidity starts to climb in South India through March which is especially noticeable in coastal areas with average daytime temperatures climbing over 30°C