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May - October


AFRICAN SAFARIS BETWEEN MAY AND OCTOBER

The months from May through to October are the autumn and winter months in Africa. Generally, inland safari areas receive their rainfall from summer thundershowers, which means these are also the drier months and conditions are pleasant all round.

Dry months are the best times to go on a safari in Africa for excellent viewing of big game. Little rainfall has allowed the bush lands to thin out, making spotting and tracking of game notably easier. The lack of water during the dry winter also drives animals toward rivers and waterholes, where they congregate in search of much needed drinking water.


EAST AFRICA AND THE GREAT MIGRATION

In East Africa, the herds of Wildebeest in the great game migration make their way northward in search of water, moving into the northern Serengeti and then into the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. Temperatures are mild, conditions pleasant, and wildlife plentiful. It is also the season for some of the more famous scenes of the migration crossing the Grumeti and Mara Rivers, so position yourself well for this.


SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE ULTIMATE OKAVANGO

In Southern Africa these are very much the premium months for viewing of game in the Okavango Delta, Selinda, Linyanti and Chobe National Park areas of Botswana. The high water season from June through October is a great season for animal action here (as well as boating and canoeing on the Delta) and the drier, cooler climate with very few mosquitoes makes for a very comfortable time with exciting wildlife experiences, such as lions hunting buffalo in two feet of water! Toward the end of this season - around September and October - game viewing conditions are at their peak in these areas.

Albeit slightly cooler, these months are also the best for game viewing in the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand and Thornybush reserves in South Africa. Temperatures are moderately cool, there are no afternoon thundershowers, game is easier to spot, and this only improves as the winter moves on toward September.

This is also a good time to visit KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, as well as the Etosha Pan in northern Namibia, when it is less humid than during the summer months.

Whilst the breathtaking experiences around Sossusvlei and Sesriem in Namibia can be enjoyed all year, the spring months between August and October are excellent months to visit, for more moderate temperatures, hiking, clear skies, and outstanding photography opportunities.


Our recommendations at this time of year:

Game Migration and the Ngorongoro - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
Game Migration and the Ngorongoro
7 Days
From US$7 300 pp.

See Africa's greatest game migration and the expansive Ngorongoro crater on this balanced safari through northern Tanzania...
Game Migration and the Ngorongoro

Experienced in May - October

A Historic Rail Journey, Predator Cats & Victoria Falls - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
A Historic Rail Journey, Predator Cats & Victoria Falls
13 Days
From US$17 110 pp.

Head deep into Southern Africa for the most exclusive and timeless pleasures…
A Historic Rail Journey, Predator Cats & Victoria Falls

Experienced in May - October

Distant Wildlife & Wide Open Spaces - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
Distant Wildlife & Wide Open Spaces
9 Days
From US$11 250 pp.

In this Safari we venture far off the beaten track, to take in some of the least inhabited parts of the planet, and some of the most famous wildlife...
Distant Wildlife & Wide Open Spaces

Experienced in May - October

Exploring Botswana's Most Luxurious - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
Exploring Botswana's Most Luxurious
9 Days
From US$16 382 pp.

This is the quintessential luxury Botswana safari, exploring some of the most prized locations on offer...
Exploring Botswana's Most Luxurious

Experienced in May - October

The Road Less Travelled: An Exotic Journey - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
The Road Less Travelled: An Exotic Journey
12 Days
from US$7 900 pp.

Embrace the peace and tranquility of the vast distances of the Namibian wilderness on this exotic and varied safari, through a land less travelled…
The Road Less Travelled: An Exotic Journey

Experienced in May - October

Exploring the Maasai Lands of Kenya - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
Exploring the Maasai Lands of Kenya
8 Days
From US$7 400 pp.

This East African Sojourn takes us through three exceptional areas in Kenya - moving from the Amboseli and Chyulu Hills through the Laikipia Plateaux...
Exploring the Maasai Lands of Kenya

Experienced in May - October

Central Zambia: Kafue and the Busanga Plains - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
Central Zambia: Kafue and the Busanga Plains
7 Days
From US$7 500 pp.

On this safari we head deep into the heart of Zambia get in amongst some wild game and then spend 2 nights on the river banks at Victoria Falls...
Central Zambia: Kafue and the Busanga Plains

Experienced in May - October

The Finest of Makgadikgadi & The Okavango - Robert Mark Safaris - Luxury African Safaris
The Finest of Makgadikgadi & The Okavango
9 Days
From US$19 654 pp.

This is a quintessential luxury Botswana safari, exploring some of the most prized locations on offer...
The Finest of Makgadikgadi & The Okavango

Experienced in May - October



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