Where to go on safari in May

Where To Go On Safari In May

Going on an African safari in May will see you arrive on the cusp of winter – but with enough memories of summer to provide a real sense of the seasons changing. You can enjoy cooler temperatures without the occasional dustiness of winter, and you’ll beat the crowds to the more popular destinations.

Namibian safari in May

Whilst Namibia’s incredible landscapes are most often visited in the cooler winter months from June to September, a Namibian safari in May lets you avoid the stickiness of summer, and maximise the emptiness of the area by avoiding the busier times ahead. Namibia’s vast, arid spaces are never crowded of course, but the emptier of other travellers you find them, the more full of potential they seem to be. Continue exploring…

Kalahari & Madikwe safari in May

By May, the herds will have made hay (as it were) in the recent summer, making the most of the new growth that was prompted by the summer rains. As the bushveld dries towards winter, thinning vegetation and dwindling water reserves make for excellent game viewing without the summer heat or the chill of winter. Being centrally located in Southern Africa, this area is easily combined with other highlights such as Hwange in Zimbabwe, some beach time in Mozambique or the last of the summer sun in Cape Town and along the Garden Route. Continue exploring…

Victoria Falls with your safari in May

For sunshine and showers at the same time, a visit to the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ can’t be surpassed. With huge volumes of water in the Zambezi this may be one of the best times to visit Victoria Falls, the falls fling spray high into the sky, making your visit both thrilling and almost overwhelming. Even if you get caught in the spray, you can be dry again minutes later – but still, we’d recommend a raincoat and umbrella. Continue exploring…

Benguerra Island to end your safari in May

By May, this Mozambican archipelago has cast aside its more humid summer character, with sea breezes taking the edge off the heat. It all adds up to near-perfect conditions for some beach time – and Benguerra makes the ideal counterpoint to inland game reserves if you want a safari-and-beach holiday. Continue exploring…

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