In June the migrating herds continue through the beautiful forested western corridor towards the Mara River. Travelling with them is a remarkably tranquil experience. A chance to be quiet, take stock, and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Incorporate this into your safari along with a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is a wildlife hotspot year-round with 20,000 animals living on the cater floor.
Botswana is completely transformed with the arrival of the floodwaters from the Angolan highlands. Plants burst into vibrant leaf and flower; dry river beds become lost beneath torrents of water. Exploring these seasonal waterways by canoe you’ll approach the birdlife quietly as they fish, dive, and swim. The herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest amass in areas where the first new grasses will appear, creating an unforgettable spectacle.
The anticipated whale watching season has begun. Cape Town is rightly regarded as the whale watching capital of the world, so spend a few days here spotting these magnificent mammals from the cliffs and beaches, though a specialist boat trip will get far closer. Combine this with golfing or a week out on safari. The parks are green, the wildlife content, and the air temperature is pleasantly cool.