September

Madagascar wildlife

Madagascar wildlife

This is the peak season for whale watching at Hermanus and surrounding areas as southern right whales come in to Walker Bay to calve. Though the season lasts from July to November, September and October are frequently the best months.

Night-time temperatures are heating up in the Eastern Cape and this is an affordable time to visit with winter rates continuing until September.

Traditionally September until November is a great time to visit Mauritius or Madagascar. In Mauritius it’s warm but not excessively hot and humidity is not at its peak. The eastern rainforests of Madagascar experience high rainfall at other times of the year, so these drier months are popular with visitors.

The dry season continues, so game-viewing remains excellent throughout the destinations but temperatures are noticeably starting to rise which may make walking safaris uncomfortable in the hotter countries such as Zambia.

The Great Fish River Canyon in Namibia is usually closed to walkers from mid-September through to May because of the heat and the risk of flash floods.

Diving is good now in the Seychelles with the lull between the trade winds and this calmer weather continues to October.

Recommended Countries / Areas

KENYA

SOUTH AFRICA

BOTSWANA

NAMIBIA

ZIMBABWE

ZAMBIA – especially safaris, rather than Victoria Falls

MADAGASCAR

MAURITIUS

SEYCHELLES

 

Enquire now for more on the best places to go in September