Climate Africa

A trip to the warmest continent in the world is an experience. Those who have experienced the diversity and beauty of Africa will bring home many impressions.

The tropical island paradise of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean near the equator attracts almost all year round with the perfect vacation weather. Only in winter the perfect vacation weather is influenced by the monsoon, but the rains during this time ensure that the lush greenery of the tropics continues to grow and thrive.
Mauritius, the paradisiacal island state in the Indian Ocean, is in season all year round. The dry, warm and windless north of the island attracts visitors in summer and winter with many hours of sunshine and pleasant water temperatures.
Kenya, the "cradle of mankind", is considered one of the most popular vacation destinations on the African continent. The always warm and humid climate allows year-round travel to the East African country.
South Africa, the country at the southern tip of the African continent, offers a lot of variety in every respect. Especially in the South African summer - the European winter - a trip is recommended.
An insider tip for tourists are the Cape Verde Islands, which are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 kilometers off the coast Africa. On the "islands of perpetual summer" the sun shines all year round, rainy days are very rare.
The former German colony of Namibia is one of the most fascinating countries Africa. The country offers attractive travel opportunities all year round, but the best time for a visit are the months between April and June.
A trip to the East African country of Tanzania is worthwhile all year round. Due to the different landscape regions and therefore also climate zones, the tourist is spoiled for choice in finding his desired destination.
Off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean lies the fourth largest island in the world - Madagascar. Not a country for beach vacationers, but for explorers of dry areas, mountains, tropical forests and rice fields.
Morocco, "the land of sunset", is located in the far northwest Africa. The country can be traveled all year round, but the climate varies greatly from region to region.
Tunisia, the northernmost country of Africa, is a popular vacation destination. The Mediterranean climate attracts visitors all year round for a relaxing and interesting vacation under the African sun.
Egypt has a predominantly dry climate with hot summer temperatures and mild winters. A Mediterranean climate with low precipitation is found on the Mediterranean coast and in the Nile Delta.
Zanzibar has a tropical climate. Accordingly, Zanzibar is significantly mild throughout the year and temperature fluctuations are consistently relatively small.

The climate year of Africa

Africa consists of 53 independent states and is the second largest continent on earth in terms of area. It is a fact that Africa is located in the hottest climate zone of the world. In most areas, deserts have developed due to the lack of rain. There, extreme temperature fluctuations between day and night temperatures are observable. As the sights and scenic beauties of Africa differ, so there are also different climatic zones. That is why a subdivision by areas is necessary. Almost one third of the continent consists of desert. The temperature fluctuations in the desert areas are enormous: while it can get hot to over 50 degrees during the day, the temperatures drop to -10 degrees at night during the winter months.

General information about Africa

Amphitheater of El Djem

Tunisia - It holds 35,000 spectators and was built in 230 AD. Thus, it almost reaches the size of the Colosseum in Rome. The citizens hid there from the Roman tax collectors. The building has been extensively reconstructed in the meantime. Today it serves as a venue for theater performances, concerts, etc.

Historical Remains in Algeria

Algeria - In Algeria there are ruins of a mountain fortress at 1000 m altitude. In 1007, the 7 km perimeter wall was built to protect the fortress city. In 1152 or so the fortress was destroyed by the Almohads. Since 1980 the ruins belong to the Unesco world cultural heritage.

The pyramids of Giza

Egypt - on the western edge of the Nile Valley are the oldest surviving structures of mankind: the pyramids of Giza. As the only preserved of the seven wonders of the ancient world, they have been a World Heritage Site since 1979.

Ait Ben Haddou

Morocco - This well-preserved adobe settlement in the southeast presents a relatively rare picture. It was built directly on the slope on the bank of the river Asif Mellah at an altitude of 1,300 meters. The settlement is characterized by houses standing close to each other, some of which are nested together. It looks like a castle because of the many ornamented towers.

Egyptian Museum

Cairo - It was built in 1900 and tourists can admire artworks from different periods here. 120,000 artifacts are housed in the Egyptian Museum. These include, for example, mummies of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom, jewelry of Queen Ahotep, from the tomb of Tutankhamen findings.

Amboseli National Park

Kenya - It is located in the southwest of the continent to border with Tanzania and is home to about 800 elephants as well as zebras, gazelles, wildebeests, lions, hyenas and cheetahs amidst swamps, savannah landscapes and acacia forests. Furthermore, the park is home to about 400 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians. Amboseli National Park offers breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and parts of Africa's landscape.

Baobab trees in Madagascar

Madagascar - Lots of baobab trees line the sides of roads like an avenue in western Madagascar as remnants of the former dense tropical forests that were once there. The trees have grown very large, the largest measuring about 30 meters in height. They also have a proud age of several hundred years. For tourists, the baobab trees serve as a popular photo motif.

The Arts and Crafts Street - Rue des Artisans

Togo - On the market square in Lomé is the Rue des Artisants. Here tourists can find any wooden carvings of masks, chairs or figures, as well as bags, clothes, jewelry made of African fabric. This street always represents something special for tourists, so that Europeans meet there their same again

Kruger National Park

South Africa - This park covers a size of 2 million hectares. This national park has great diversity in plant and animal life. In the north of the park there are many baobabs. In the center lives a large population of wild cats. Towards the south, the land is more like a savannah. The diversity of animals and plants is enormous: 34 amphibian species, 114 reptiles, 49 fish species, 507 bird species and 147 mammals.

Cape Town at Africa's southern tip

South Africa - What makes Cape Town are eventful historical backgrounds and the flair of a big city. In the center of the city there are many sights and museums. Cape Town is located directly at its landmark the Table Mountain. Tourists can climb it with a cable car.

Tourism Africa

North Africa

On the coast of North Africa (i.e., the countries near the Mediterranean Sea), the climate is Mediterranean, similar to the weather conditions in the region around Cape Town. Further inland is the Sahara Desert, which is about 5,000 km long (west-east region) and 2,000 km long (north-south region). In the countries located there is accordingly very dry and hot desert climate.

Central Africa

In the areas that are close to the equator are the humid tropics. Here, in contrast to the desert climate, falls larger amounts of rainfall.

West Africa

West Africa is home to the tropical rainforests. As the name suggests, this region has a tropical rainy climate. The geographical position of West Africa (east and north of the Atlantic and south of the Sahara) favors the emergence of the West African monsoon in the period from June to September. This is because the temperature differences give rise to the high humidity and the associated monsoon rains of rainfall values up to about 2,000 mm per year.

East Africa

Tanzania and Kenya have a major rainy season from late March to early May and a minor rainy season from November to December. The states on the east coast have a subtropical climate. During the day, temperatures rarely rise above the 30-degree mark and at night it cools down to below 20 degrees. Only the higher altitudes have a harsher climate.

South Africa

On the west coast of South Africa is the Namib Desert, which is the result of an interaction between the condensation of humidity on the coast and the warming of the air. The Cape Town region has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cold winters in relation to the rest of Africa.