African safari in July – our suggestions

JULY is an important month for the migration as the wildlife congregates in the northern reaches of the Serengeti….

The Okavango Delta is in full flood and this is peak season. So you need to plan early to get availability. Also it’s the peak season in Namibia with similar constraints on availability. Mornings and evenings can be very cold even so.

The safari season is in full swing everywhere in Southern and East Africa as the animals are forced to stay close to water sources as the dry season continues.

Between May and July each year, huge shoals of sardines move into the coastal waters of southern KwaZulu Natal in what is known to locals as The Sardine Run – the marine equivalent of the annual migration of the wildebeest in the Masai Mara. KwaZulu Natal is a perfect destination at this time for an affordable family holiday, with a great combination of bush, berg and beach.

In South Africa, we always recommend Cape Town and this is the start of the whale season in Hermanus. But you may want to swap out the Garden Route for the warmer climate of KwaZulu Natal with its stunning varied landscapes. (However winter rates make the Garden Route pleasantly affordable.)

July and August are typically the driest months in the Seychelles and Mauritius but can be windy. The interior highlands of Madagascar remain distinctly chilly in July though coastal temperatures stay balmy throughout the year.

Recommended Countries / Areas








Victoria Falls

SOUTH AFRICA – Especially the Kruger and KwaZulu Natal and far north Limpopo

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