African Safari Options in September

September is the peak season for whale watching at Hermanus  in South Africa as Southern Right whales come in to Walker Bay to calve. Though the season lasts from July to November, September and October are usually the best months. This is one of the most beautiful months in the Cederberg with the fynbos in bloom and verdant conditions.  A great combination in September is the Whale Coast, the Cederberg and Cape Town.

Night-time temperatures are heating up in the Eastern Cape and this is an affordable time to visit with winter rates continuing until the end of 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 all safari destinations. But temperatures are noticeably starting to rise. Which may make walking safaris uncomfortable later in the month. Especially in the hotter safari destinations such as Zambia.

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

Recommended Countries / Areas






ZAMBIA – especially safaris, rather than Victoria Falls




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