Africa safari in June – our suggestions

JUNE is the beginning of the prime season to visit the Greater Kruger Park. With the dry winter weather , the waterholes are drying out and concentrating the game. Chilly winter mornings in Southern Africa are cheered by Amarula in your hot chocolate. But the air is crisp and the bush is still green and fresh. But the coastal game reserves of KwaZulu Natal are noticeably warmer than the Kruger, so consider this alternative.

June is heading into peak safari season in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia but you should still benefit from shoulder season prices at many lodges. These last until end of June.

Flow levels over Vic Falls are still high. By June the spray has usually subsided substantially, giving better visibility.

In Tanzania, the migration is heading north through the western corridor of the Serengeti. Beach lodges in Zanzibar that have closed for the rainy season in April and May have reopened.

June & July as well as December through to February are the driest periods in East Africa, so possibly the most pleasant time for activities such as gorilla tracking in Uganda.

From now through until August is a great time for surfing in Mauritius, though the temperatures are relatively cool now. Similarly the interior highlands of Madagascar could be distinctly chilly from June to early August. But the coastal temperatures remain balmy throughout the year so we would focus on the coastal areas.

Where NOT to go?

You may want to avoid Madikwe or the Eastern Cape during June and July if you feel the cold.

We generally advise caution if planning to travel the Garden Route between now and August. In Cape Town there are plenty of amusements and distractions, if you have a couple of rainy days. But on the Garden Route  you may find there are fewer alternatives. As the focus is mostly on outdoor activities.

Recommended Countries & Areas







Victoria Falls

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

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