Spring has well and truly sprung on the continent and summer is on its way. As the temperature hots up so does the safari experience and we have selected five sensational safari destinations where you can get your Africa wildlife fix.
Catch the tail end of dry season in Bostwana’s Chobe National Park (now through early November) and you’ll be wowed by the wildlife – elephant and buffalo concentrated around the Chobe River. We have plenty of guaranteed departures so book now and experience an animal fueled Fish Eagle River cruise on the 7 day Okavango Wilderness Trail small group safari.
Sizzle on Mozambique’s sands from now through November. Peak season for snorkeling with whale sharks our 14-day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer overland tour features a visit toTofo Beach, this backpacker haven boasting a play hard, party hard atmosphere with vibrant nightlife on offer almost every night of the week!
Head for Hermanus in South Africa before November is out and you might catch sight of the Southern Right Whale migration. The population peaks in October as the males arrive for mating and home to the only whale crier in the world there’s every chance you’ll spy these majestic mammals. Get the adrenaline going on an optional guided sea kayaking trip and book a seat on our 12 day Coast, Lesotho & Cape Town overland safari.
It will be all go for gorilla viewing in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park from January through Feb. One of the two main dry seasons in this tropical paradise it’s perfect time to trek in search of the silverback and his band. A once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter, book yourself on our 6 day Troop To The Gorillas overland expedition as this is a sure fire way to banish any 2016 New Year blues.
Zanzibar’s short dry season runs from January through February – the ideal month for those who like it hot. When you’re done with flippering up and finding Nemo there are plenty of alternatives to scuba diving including, kite-surfing, sailing, kayaking, wind-surfing and reef-walking. Combine beach and bush on our 13-day Kenya & Tanzania Adventure overland itinerary and experience calving time in the Serengeti.