Highlights Calendar

HIGHLIGHTS CALENDAR

December / January to March


Best-time of year for game-viewing in Botswana’s Central Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans, with the latter playing host to large concentrations of zebra and flamingo.
Turtle hatching takes place on the Indian Ocean seaboard.
Good birding in southern Africa with migrant summer visitors.
Excellent time to visit Cape Town and The Garden Route
Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe offer excellent travel specials

April and May

Botswana’s Okavango Delta begins to flood.
Victoria Falls in peak flow.
South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe begin to offer good safari conditions and Shoulder Season rates apply
Good time to visit Mozambique

June and July

Okavango Delta in peak flood.
Southern Right whales arrive off the southern coast of South Africa.
Namibia and Zambia begin to offer good safari conditions.
Sardine run off South Africa’s KwaZulu/Natal coast.

August to October

Prime game-viewing across most of Africa.
Wild flowers (fynbos and daisy species) in South Africa’s Namaqualand region (August and September only).
Humpback whales can be seen off the east coast of Africa.
Southern Right whales found in large numbers off the southern coast of South Africa.
Carmine and White fronted bee-eaters start nesting in southern Africa.
Good conditions for pelagic tours off the southern Cape.

September and October


European and Asian migrant birds travel southwards through East Africa to Southern Africa in large numbers.
Heronries start becoming active in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Good time to visit Mozambique. The Western Capes winter weather begins to lift, but low season rates are still applicable until the end of September.

November and December

Turtle nesting and egg-laying begins.
Many mammals drop their young with the onset of the rains (not wildebeest).
Greater straw coloured bat migration into Zambia’s Kasanka National Park.
Good birding in southern Africa with migrant summer visitors.