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Offline dawieMAN

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When to start my trip?
« on: February 26, 2014, 01:01:00 pm »
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Iím in the process of planning a nice long trip.
At the moment Iím just trying to decide when to start the journey.

So say you were to do a 4 - 5 Month long Cape to Cairo trip (and exploring some side roads in between).
What do you guys think the best time of year will be to start the trip so that you catch the best possible weather along the way?
Because 4 Ė 5 months is a long time, enough for seasons to chance quite a bit.

Unfortunately Iím not sure of the route yet. I realize that might be an important piece of the puzzle but Iím pretty sure it will be along the east side of Africa.

Any suggestions??
 

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 01:04:03 pm »
December and January will be very wet in Southern Africa....my 2 cents....check out our blog....www.two2zanzibar.blogspot.com
 

Offline Louis Photo

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 01:23:31 pm »
I had the same thoughts...was thinking to start in early winter, Apr. - May. The only downside with that, is that if you want to continue on to Europe, you'll probably hit Europe in winter, not good.
 

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 01:30:37 pm »
middle winter?
 

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 09:29:46 pm »
Just do it and take the weather as it comes.
 

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 04:12:07 am »
Thanks for the input- it is much appreciated!

I basically only have 2 dates that I can start the trip- March or August.
It looks like August is the best time of year to start and March is one of the worst.
I will see how things progress with the planning but at the moment it looks like a no-brainer.

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Re: When to start my trip?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 01:59:15 pm »
In my opinion, March will be better, winter through Africa not that cold except the nights in Botswana and Zambia.