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

Thorntree River Club Victoria Falls Zambia46

13 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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Beach Bliss on the Magical Island of Benguerra

Azura Benguerra Bazaruto Mozambique12

8 days from £2,815

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

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Best-of-the-Best Mozambique at Santorini & Benguerra

The Santorini Vilanculos Mozambique205

8 days from £4,345

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 in the Footsteps of Vasco da Gama

Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique46

8 days from £2,995

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

Azura Quilalea Cabo Delgado Mozambique1

8 days from £4,575

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 of Southern Africa – Cape Town, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe18

13 days from £5,850

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

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Beach, Wildlife & Waterfalls - An epic holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls Zambia52

16 days from £10,245

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: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique

Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe27

22 days from £13,385

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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