An oryx (gemsbok) in Namibia

Goway’s Best Places To Travel To Africa This Summer

When travellers are in search of a summer vacation, the recommendation should be Africa, according to Goway Travel.

Africa is of course a vast and wondrous continent, and has a number of destinations that are at their best from June to August.

The purists will tell you that the best game viewing in Southern Africa is in their winter months of June, July and August. The reason for this is that it’s very dry, the grass is sparse and the animals are increasingly concentrated around water sources. Also the risk of malaria is at its lowest in these months. June to October is also the best time for whale watching (from Cape Town to Durban) with spectacular annual visits from southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year round.

A baby mountain Gorilla, Urganda
A baby mountain Gorilla, Urganda

Namibia has the added advantage of it being one of the best places in the world for star-gazing. Here you can see constellations such as Scorpio and Sagittarius that are only visible from the Southern Hemisphere, and these are best viewed from April to October.

For animal encounters, Gorilla Trekking most popular during the summer months in Rwanda and Uganda as it’s the dry season.

For travellers wanting to see the great migration, June/July is a good time to be based in Tanzania in the Western Corridor (also for those wanting to see Grumeti river crossings). The best time to see the migration in the Masai Mara in Kenya is from July to October.

According to Africa General Manager Moira Smith, “there is NO bad time to visit Africa – different times of the year will showcase different things. But always you’ll experience wonderful game viewing, warm and welcoming people, magnificent scenery and excellent value for money.”

The great migration in the Masai Mara
The great migration in the Masai Mara
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Moira Smith
Moira Smith

General Manager of Africa & Middle East — South African-born Moira has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, but her travel map includes over 50 countries. Her heart still swings toward all things African, particularly Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Her most treasured attributes are a great sense of adventure and a lousy sense of direction, which have combined to lead her to some wonderful travel memories and local people.

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