This is most definitely one of the best times to visit Northern Mozambique. The weather is hot and dry, making beach life on the Quirimbas islands absolutely glorious. In August, you may even be lucky enough to catch sight of the migrating Humpback Whale if you go diving near Medjumbe Island. The whales start their migration in August and they can be seen moving until around October time. Other than the amazing Humpback, you can also spot dolphins almost any time of year.
Best for: Humpback Whales, dolphins and other marine life.
Between June and August, Namibia dries out and visitors can enjoy a slightly cooler climate. During the evenings, temperatures can even drop below freezing in the Namib so be sure to pack both warm and cool clothing to adapt to the contrasting temperatures. As the land starts to dry out, mammals start to venture towards nearby rivers and waterholes, making game spotting much easier. All parks are absolutely fantastic to visit during these three months, although you can expect them to be particularly busy in June time.
Best for: elephants, zebra, springboks, cheetahs, rhinos, kudu, oryx, impala.
Zambia is home to three impressive rivers and also the Victoria Falls. The waterways of Zambia play a huge part in fertilising the land, and here you will find some of the most spectacular plant life and wildlife. The weather in Zambia is mostly pleasant and mild all year round but the best season to visit is during the dry season if you want game viewing at its best. June, July and August are bang in the middle of the dry season (May-October) and the animals can be seen gravitating towards watering holes and the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers. Chances of rain are low, mosquitos are at a minimum, and it’s a great time to see the Victoria Falls too.
Best for: antelope, buffalo, leopards, lions, hyenas, elephants, giraffes and cheetahs.