Where To Go East Africa Safari

July To November

Where to go:

  • Western Serengeti By early July the wildebeest and zebra herds have arrived in the western Serengeti and the Grumeti Reserves. Not only are big cats highly visible at this time but this is when the herds have to cross crocodile-infested rivers – prepare for drama.
  • Northern Serengeti As the dry season wears on, the animals move across the northern Serengeti as they make their way back to the Masai Mara though the Mara River has to be crossed first. Game viewing in this region is now excellent.
  • Masai Mara By mid-August, the herds have flooded Kenya’s Masai Mara where they remain until early October. This is when game viewing in the Masai Mara is at its peak.
  • Gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda If you can’t go gorilla trekking in January and February, the next best option is to go in the relatively dry months of June to August.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro September is a great month to climb Kilimanjaro but so are July and August if you don’t mind colder temperatures.
  • Zanzibar The coolest and driest time to visit Zanzibar is between late June and October – great for families – but this is also when the island is at is busiest and accommodation rates and air fares are at their peak.
  • Tarangire National Park Smaller and less visited than the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire comes into its own from July to November when enormous numbers of animals are drawn to the life-giving Tarangire River. Elephant viewing is outstanding and your chances of seeing Africa’s top predators in action are high.