When to Travel


Due to the wide range of destinations we offer it is always the best time of year to visit somewhere! In order to help you get the most out of your holiday, this section offers guidance and inspiration on where to find the best balmy beach weather, exotic festivals or cultural events in Asia. We have also selected some of favourite itineraries that work well with each calendar month.

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March

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April

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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From Namibia on the west coast, South Africa on the south coast, Mozambique on the east coast, and land-locked Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia tucked in the middle, the southern half of Africa is a vast and varied region with an astonishing array of landscapes due to the varying climates, seasonal monsoons and ever-present African sun looming large. From the towering dunes of the oldest desert on earth to the refreshing green Winelands, wildlife-drenched deltas and pearly white tropical beaches, there is so much to be enjoyed in Southern Africa. Let us help you plan the best time to travel based on the weather in each of our destinations. Here, we have selected some of our favourite itineraries that work well with each calendar month.

January

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February

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March

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April

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India

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