It’s generally dry weather and excellent safari conditions right across Africa. The annual “flood” is entering the Okavango Delta, visibly raising water levels, while diminishing ground water is causing large herds of elephant and plains game to gather across Northern Botswana, Hwange and the Etosha Pan. Try chimpanzee tracking beside remote Lake Tanganyika, combining this with a spectacular fly in safari to Ruaha, Katavi and the Selous in Southern Tanzania.
Prepare to witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth: The Great Migration in Kenya’s epic Masai Mara. This month the first herds of wildebeest start to amass and migrate to pastures new. The big cats and other predators follow in their wake, sleeping in the shade by day and becoming active in the early evening. Wherever you go in Kenya at this time of year you’re guaranteed superb wildlife viewing. We have our favourite spots, of course, but by spending July in Kenya you really can’t go wrong.
Visit Uganda now if you want a taste of everything the country has to offer. It’s an excellent season for gorilla tracking and a big game safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Great Rift Valley is dramatic, and it’s well worth visiting Murchison Falls. Not only is the crashing of the waters spectacular, but you’ll also see the mysterious Mountains of the Moon in the distance.
July onwards is high season in Tanzania as the temperature’s comfortable with excellent wildlife viewing. The migration’s moved to the remote northern Serengeti, but we can arrange for you to stay there — far beyond other tourists — on a game-rich private reserve. You can also take advantage of the cooler climes to enjoy an adventurous walking safari with Andrew Molinaro at Ruaha or sleep out beneath the stars in the Selous.