Peak Months


  • South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks; July through October.
  • Kafue National Park, especially the Busanga Plains in the north, August through November.


  • The Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Linyanti/Selinda/Kwando and Chobe National Park; July through October.
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve; December/January through April.


  • The Mara Reserve and Conservancies; July through October (includes the wildebeest migration) and December through March.
  • Laikipia Reserve and Conservancies; July through September and January through March.


  • Southeast Serengeti, December through March, calving season. 
  • North Serengeti, July through November, famed river crossings.
  • West Serengeti and Grumeti, May through July.
  • Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area; January through March and July through October.
  • Tarangire, Katavi, and Ruaha; July through October.
  • Mahale (for chimpanzees); July through October.

Uganda and Rwanda; All but three months, April, May, and November, are excellent for game viewing.

India, The best tiger viewing months run January-March (cooler months) April-June (hotter months). 

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