safari in september

Where To Go On Safari In September

Clear skies, limpid light and mild weather mean that when September rolls around, many people’s thoughts turn to Africa. An African safari in September lets you experience many safari hotspots at or near their very best, and is not to be missed.

Amboseli safari in September

Few African vistas are as iconic as a tusker with Kilimanjaro (minus its cloudy cloak) in the background. Whether a cold beer or a large elephant, it’s a moment to savour, and it’s best seen during an African safari in September (or January and February). Amboseli and even the Chyulu Hills may – literally – be overshadowed by the mountain, but they hold their own with excellent game viewing. Continue exploring…

Greater Kruger safari in September

Dry winter in the private game reserves adjoining Kruger National Park means fewer leaves and water sources, so the wildlife is easier to find and view – especially the big cats. Between game drives, indulge your inner feline by relaxing in a sunbeam. Alternatively, take advantage of the cooler weather for a mid-morning safari walk to work off the always scrumptious breakfasts. The Greater Kruger delivers all year, but is truly first-class for a safari in September. Continue exploring…

Makgadikgadi Pans safari in September

Botswana’s pans have two contrasting moods – wet and dry – and both command attention. Going from July to October means seeing the curvature of the earth across bone-dry winter pans, as opposed to the curved beaks of thousands of flamingoes filtering the waters of shallow, summer lakes. Explore the endless horizons on a quad bike or horseback, or meet with meerkats before heading off to the Greater Okavango Delta. Continue exploring…

Damaraland & Skeleton Coast safari in September

The oven door opens in October or November each year, so rather sample the raw beauty of Damaraland between June and September, when temperatures are more manageable. Track down desert-adapted wildlife, then set the seal on a memorable safari in September by visiting the lonesome, rusting wrecks of the always-cooler Skeleton Coast. Continue exploring…

Lower Zambezi safari in September

The Zambezi draws back from its floodplains, and draws in vast herds. Pick a shady spot for sketching, or pencil in some catch-and-release tiger-fishing time. With the river becoming clearer and more sluggish, you can also canoe downstream, then stroll back along the bank on a walking safari. It’s best from June to September. Continue exploring…

Zanzibar to end off your safari in September

Not too hot, not too cold and not too humid … now, the Spice Island is just right. Think calm mornings and breezy afternoons, perfect for cooling down with a cocktail. Whether you’re into sundowners aboard a traditional dhow or a scuba safari, Zanzibar ticks all the boxes – and never more so than between July and October, or December and March. It’s ideal as a standalone beach destination or the sandy part of a safari-and-beach holiday in September. Continue exploring…

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