June

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls from either Zambia or Zimbabwe

June is the beginning of the prime season to visit the Greater Kruger Park: dry winter weather and waterholes drying out are 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. We recommend gloves for the early morning game drives.

The coastal game reserves of KwaZulu Natal are noticeably warmer whilst you may want to avoid Madikwe during June and July if you feel the cold.

We generally advise caution if planning to travel the Garden Route between now and August. Whilst there are plenty of amusements and distractions in Cape Town, if the weather is poor you may find there are fewer alternatives as the focus is mostly on outdoor activities.

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.

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

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 though coastal temperatures remain balmy throughout the year.

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.

Recommended Countries & Areas

TANZANIA

UGANDA

RWANDA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

ZIMBABWE

Victoria Falls

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

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