African safaris in July – Where to go in Africa for safari in July – Best African vacations for July – Best African Gorilla trekking safaris in July
July is the first month that the dry season is in full swing. This is an incredible month, as all the parks in every country are in their peak season. Virtually everywhere offers very high-quality safari, and choosing where to travel for the best game starts to become rather difficult! Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is perfect at this time of the year. In the Indian Ocean, Mozambique is calm and warm, while the winds pick up slightly in certain parts of Mauritius and Seychelles.
July is peak season in Namibia not just because it is the traditional holiday season but also because it’s a great time to visit well away from the searing (but dry) heat that arrives later in the year.
In Etosha National Park the rain that filled the huge pans is starting to evaporate with wildlife beginning to migrate towards the permanent water holes, ensuring great game viewing experiences.
Away from the Etosha in the Hoanib and Huab River valleys, the plentiful times are coming to an end as the desert once again asserts its dominance. This is when the desert-adapted game species comes into your traveling well-trodden routes to known sources of water.
July is the peak of the dry season and can be considered one of the very best times of year to visit Uganda and Rwanda with very low levels of rainfall making for superb Mountain Gorilla tracking conditions. Despite this, the volatile weather patterns around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla, and Volcanoes National Parks make it hard to predict whether or not rain will fall. July is a peak month for Uganda and Rwanda and booking early is essential, particularly with Gorilla permit availability in mind.
Why travel to Africa in July
- The serenity of the Okavango Delta in Botswana which will be in its full majestic flood;
- Take part in the EMMS International charity cycle event alongside Lake Malawi;
- Search for desert-adapted elephants and lions in Namibia’s Damaraland;
- Encounter the Great Migration as it surges northwards towards the Mara River; and
- Experience a walking safari and wild sleepout in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park