Summer is a sensational time to travel in various parts of Africa, it all depends on the type of experiences you seek, landscapes and wildlife. What's also for sure is you can be guaranteed some great savings with camps up to half price!
Some national parks close during the rainy season, however there are some regions that thrive in the summer with quick rain showers that green landscapes almost overnight and herald a new beginning for wildlife.
|South Africa||For a combination of cosmopolitan Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route and beaches with a Big Five safari finale in Madikwe, Eastern Cape, Kruger National Park or Sabi Sand Private Reserve.|
|Botswana||We call it the 'secret season'. Whilst there will be some rain, the landscapes are greening, wildlife dropping their young and an increase in predator action. So it's great to be in the Okavango Delta, Linyanti or even Chobe regions. Plus sensational value for money safaris. Don't miss a horseriding safari in the Makgadikadi Pans where you'll witness the second largest migration in Africa with thousands of zebra and wildebeest.|
|Mozambique||For a beach finale to your safari, Mozambique cannot be surpassed in summer. Stunning remote archipelago of islands, endless beaches, clear waters and phenomenal diving and snorkelling.|
East Africa summer is December to March and temperatures are pleasant with an average high of 28 degrees and low of 15 degrees. The rains from early November to late March are usually quick scattered showers and do not last more than a few hours. Late March is heavier rain.
|Kenya||The Masai Mara is teeming with its resident wildlife and their young and Lake Nakuru is glistening with the flocks of flamingos in their millions.|
|Tanzania||Home to the Serengeti, the rains that begin in mid November are the catalyst for the great wildebeest migration to move into the grass plains of the south Serengeti and the northern Ngorongoro. Plus during this time, the stunning GOL Kopjes boast the highest concentration of cheetah in Africa. A Serengeti safari combines well with spice island Zanzibar finale and we always recommend at least 1 or 2 nights in Stone Town and 3 to 5 nights on one of the Zanzibar islands or beaches.|
|Uganda & Rwanda||This is the best time to go Gorilla trekking as the weather is generally dry and young bamboo shoots are forming lower in the mountains which attracts the gorillas.|