Tanzania - One of Tanzania's most popular visitor months. The wildebeest migration gathers on the short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Usually by late January thousands of wildebeest and zebra calves are being born, attracting big cats and other predators for easy kills.
Uganda - These months are predominantly dry in Uganda's spectacular National Parks, with limited rainfall. But, be warned that temperatures can reach 40ºC (104°F). Dryer weather makes trekking to the mountain gorillas easier, as the ground is more solid and visibility is better.
South Africa - Combine your safari visit with a stay in Cape Town as this is arguably the best season to do so. It is the height of Summer in the Cape and surrounding areas. Also, during January you have a good chance of witnessing the hatching of hundreds of endangered turtles in the KwaZulu Natal region along South Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline.
Botswana -The 'green' season in January is one of the wettest (and hottest) months of the year but one of the most cost-efficient to visit this notoriously exclusive destination. It is also a particularly beautiful time to visit the parks of Botswana, with brilliant green foliage and dramatic skies, making it particularly appealing for photographers.