Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February.
Sure, South American summer is still in full force in terms of humidity and heat, but February guarantees thunderous falls and plenty of spray, whether visiting the Argentina or Brazilian side of these iconic waterfalls.
In early February, you can catch the end of calving season in the Serengeti. It’s a great time for a safari because the predators are out in full force on the hunt for prey so there’s sure to be some good wildlife encounters. There are a number of good mobile safari camps that move with the migration and permanent lodges that are supremely situated for the spectacle.
Safari-goers in 2020 will be spoiled with a new choice: a classic mobile tented camp positioned perfectly on the edge of the Mara River. The price: from $6,650 per person for 8 days and 7 nights on safari.
In February, you’ll catch the tail end of summer in South Africa, but it’s an excellent time to visit the Cape, as the coasts are cooled by sea breezes, and the Garden Route, which experiences a pretty temperate climate year-round. To see the African bush at its greenest, February is one of the best times to go. It’s the green season when summer rains have turned the vegetation green and birding is at its best. Photographers especially will love the contrast between the green landscape and the crisp blue sky.
Travel to southern China in late February after the crowds celebrating Lunar New Year have dissipated. The weather in late February in southern China is pleasant and sites like the Great Wall see less tourists.
Uganda is one of the best places to travel in February. It’s the dry season and the temperatures can be hot, but it is an ideal time for gorilla trekking and wildlife spotting in the reserves, as the animals flock to the waterholes.
Brazil hosts one of the biggest parties of the year in February. Travel to the Carnival capital Rio de Janeiro to partake in five days of festivities that lead up to Fat Tuesday. After days spent partaking in festivities and indulging to your heart’s content, head to the beaches of Brazil for some much needed R&R on our Beaches of Brazil journey.
For a special Valentine’s treat, visit the Antigua Chocolate Museum to learn how to prepare chocolate from scratch with a Mayan recipe. With Ker & Downey, you’ll enjoy a two hour chocolate workshop that starts with the cacao bean and ends with the chocolate bar.
To avoid the monsoon season and get the most out of your visit to Myanmar, head there in February before the heat waves hit. For a well-rounded journey, travel to Myanmar with our Jewels of Myanmar suggested itinerary. It hits Myanmar’s Grand Four (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake) with ten days of luxury and curated experiences.
French Riviera, France
The French Riviera has a much milder climate, even in the winter. Plus, opera season is in full force at the Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur.
There’s so much to love about Botswana. We want to whisk you off to the Okavango Delta-the lifeblood of the country, drawing herds of elephants, predators, and prey to its marshlands and acacia forests. There’s a whole slew of camps to pick from and we can help you narrow in on one that’s best suited for you on one of our handcrafted journeys to this less sought after safari destination.