Time In Africa
Take a quick check of the time in Africa. If you need to contact your outfitter or PH in Africa it might be better to call during business hours rather than in the early hours of the morning.
Some Time In Africa Anomalies
- In Ethiopia and Tanzania the 12 hour clock is sometimes used locally and this may be somewhat confusing to visitors. The first time cycle starts with 'one' at 7 am and goes to 'twelve' at 6 pm. The second time cycle starts with 'one' at 7 pm and goes on to 6 am at 'twelve'.
- Airline schedules and most businesses work on Western time but if you are making a casual appointment to meet a local, it may be worth confirming the time as 'English' rather than 'Tanzanian'.
- Ethiopia also follows the Julian calendar, which consists of twelve months of 30 days each and a thirteenth month of 5 days ( six days in a leap year). The calendar is about eight years behind the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The Ethiopian New Year begins on the first day of the month of Meskerem, which falls on September 11th on the Gregorian calendar.
- With the exception of Namibia, no African hunting country operates daylight saving time.
- Namibia implements daylight saving time. Namibia is one hour ahead of GMT in the winter months, April to September and two hours ahead of GMT from October to March. During winter the time in Namibia is 1 hour behind it's neighbours South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.