Top African Safaris in June – Africa enters into the famous dry Season – June is the turning point , as the rainy months are done
Top African Safaris in June – June is the turning point of the year, as the rainy months are left behind and Africa enters into the famous ‘dry season. Game viewing in most parks improves considerably, and all the countries in which we work present a genuine option for your holiday. Choosing where to travel for the best game starts to become rather difficult! East Africa’s main safari countries still have a slight risk of rain, but Tanzania’s famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are superb for game viewing.
Uganda and Rwanda, for Mountain Gorilla trekking, are also entering their winter season. In southern Africa, June sees seriously good safari on offer in all the main parks in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Temperatures in the Indian Ocean are comfortable as the days are dry and clear with winter setting in. The Seychelles and Mozambique tend to be slightly warmer than Mauritius.
June is one of the driest months of the year in the south of Uganda, while it’s the rainy season in the north of the country. It’s one of the best months for wildlife viewing in the parks in the south, and it’s also a great month for gorilla trekking. It’s the start of the peak season in Uganda, and you’ll need to book far in advance for Mountain Gorilla trekking permits and lodging in popular spots.
Namibia in June is a dry month, with very little chance of rain. The days are warm but the nights can get cold, so we advise packing some warmer winter clothing. June marks the start of the best time of year for game viewing, as the wildlife is forced to the more permanent water sources. This creates the ‘Noah’s Ark’ scenes Etosha is famous for!
June is a lovely month in Mauritius with warm sunny days and cooler evenings. For those looking for high temperatures, it may not be the ideal destination.
June is an excellent month to visit Seychelles with little rain and warm temperatures (temperatures from May to September usually stay between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius).
Mozambique’s dry winter season starts in June and the next four months are the peak season for the country. With less wind and weaker currents, this is also the perfect time for diving, and Whales are often seen from June to October.