Suggested itineraries in August

August marks the onset of Spring in Southern Africa, making it an ideal time to visit if you are on safari. In South Africa, game viewing in Mmupulanga and the Eastern Cape is at its best. The vegetation is now very sparse and with the drying waterholes the animals are easily seen and tend to congregate around the available water to drink. A safari-lover’s dream! The same applies in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. In Botswana, the Okavango flood has now reached its highest level and the islands offer exceptional game viewing as does the Chobe National Park and the Linyanti and Selinda regions. As with July, August is a prime safari-month although the weather along the South African Cape region can be a little unpredictable. Mozambique remains gloriously warm during the day with cloudless blue skies. An excellent time of the year to combine safari and beach, so excellent for honeymooners!

The Ultimate Walking Safari - Exploring Zimbabwe's Wilderness

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14 days from £5,950

Walking safaris are the most unique way to discover the African landscape; with the fragile ecosystem underfoot walking helps you...

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Chill-Out on the Magical Island of Benguerra, Mozambique

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9 days from £2,816

This romantic and idyllic beach holiday works perfectly in combination with a safari or on its own for those wanting...

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Beach-Chic Medley – Best-of-the-Best Mozambique at Santorini & Benguerra

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9 days from £4,342

This super stylish Mozambique beach holiday combines the beautiful Santorini Mozambbique and Azura Benguerra. The holiday begins with an international...

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Cultural Mozambique – A Historical Journey to Ilha De Mozambique in the Footsteps of Vasca De Gama

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9 days from £1,801

This fascinating holiday takes you on a journey into the historical world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique in the...

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Sublime Island-Hopping in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique: Ibo Island Lodge & Azura Quilalea

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9 days from £4,573

This exotic island-hopping experience is, in our view, the ultimate way to experience Mozambique’s pristine and unspoilt Quirimbas Archipelago in...

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A blockbuster journey through Southern Africa’s sizzling hotspots – Cape Town, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls

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15 days from £5,857 (including all international flights)

Ever dreamt of climbing Table Mountain or gliding through the Okavango on a mekoro or drinking Earl Grey tea overlooking...

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Sand, Sea, Waterfalls & Wildlife – An epic 18-day holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique

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18 days from £10,244 (including all international flights)

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look...

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An African Extravaganza – A 24-day luxury tour of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

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24 days from £13,385 (including international flights)

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa...

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