Best East African safari in July – July is the first month that the dry season is in full swing
Best East African safari in July – The dry season is the best time of year to be in East Africa for game viewing and Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking so traveling anywhere in ‘Safari East Africa’ is especially rewarding.
Great Adventure Safaris recommendation for July
July is the first month that the dry season is starting. This is an incredible month, as all the national parks in every country are in their peak season. Virtually everywhere offers a very high-quality safari experience, and choosing where to travel for the best game starts to become rather difficult! Gorilla trekking in Uganda is perfect at this time of the year.
Tanzania in July spoils you for choice. The Serengeti National Park is a huge attraction at this time of year, with the Great Migration pushing up to the northern Serengeti where the first river crossings take place. The huge elephant migration is also starting to build in nearby Tarangire. However, the real joy of this month is the fact that Tanzania’s quieter parks come to life. Selous, Ruaha, and Katavi are the focal point of the region’s game and fabulous options for a less commercial safari than the northern parks can offer.
July and August see the Great Migration (hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras) entering the Masai Mara in Kenya from Tanzania, creating one of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. This is the start of peak season in Kenya and so care needs to be taken to make sure you pick the aright Camps and Lodges to avoid the crowded areas.
July is the peak of the dry season and can be considered one of the very best times of year to visit Uganda, with very low levels of rainfall making for superb Mountain Gorilla tracking and Chimpanzee tracking conditions. Despite this, the volatile weather patterns around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Parks make it hard to predict whether or not rain will fall. July is a peak month for Uganda and booking early is essential, particularly with Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit availability in mind.
July is the peak of the dry season and can be considered one of the very best times of year to visit Rwanda, with very low levels of rainfall making for superb Mountain Gorilla tracking conditions. Despite this, the volatile weather patterns around Volcanoes National Park make it hard to predict whether or not rain will fall. July is a peak month for Rwanda and booking early is essential, particularly with Mountain Gorilla permits availability.