Peak Months

Botswana

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

Kenya

  • The Mara Reserve and Conservancies; July through October (includes the wildebeest migration) and December through March.
  • Laikipia and Samburu Region; July through September and January through March.
  • Tsavo, Aberderes, and Meru; July through September.

Tanzania 

  • 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 

  • Volcanoes, Bwindi, Kibale, and Queen Elizabeth National Parks; All but April and May 

Zambia 

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

Zimbabwe 

  • Mana Pools; July through October. 
  • Hwangwe; July through October.
  • Matusadona; June through November.

Outside of the “peak months”, one can still find incredible game viewing at usually a fraction of the cost.  If there is a month you have in mind, we will find the perfect safari for you!

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