Suggested itineraries in October

Whale watching along the Garden Route, basking on the soft sands of a deserted beach on the Bazaruto Archipelago or climbing the highest freestanding dune in Namibia – October is an excellent all-rounder month. For the safari enthusiast, sparse vegetation makes outstanding game viewing across the board although in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mmpulanga be prepared for the heat! October can very hot with temperatures regularly reaching over 100 degrees during the day. There are plenty of plunge pools to cool off in during the heat of the day and many of the lodges have managed to get air-conditioning in the tents! For the wine-lover and beach-lover, South Africa and Mozambique are not as hot as their northern counterparts and October is a very pretty month in both.

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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Classic South Africa: A Wildlife & Wine Lovers' Tour

Mount Nelson Cape Town South Africa 5

15 days from £6,660

If you want to soak up the most spectacular stretch of South Africa’s coastline and spot the Big Five in...

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Best-of-the-Best South Africa: A Short but Exquisite Tour

South Africa Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger 2

8 days from £7,475

Being short on time doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best of the best. This itinerary showcases...

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South Africa in Style: Cape, Kalahari & Safari

South Africa Tswalu Kalahari South Africa 29

13 days from £7,975

When you visualise South Africa, do you dream of epic star-filled skies, charming colonial heritage and unparalleled game spotting –...

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Starlit South Africa: The Dream Luxury Honeymoon

Dulini River Lodge Kruger South Africa 4

13 days from £5,155

Your honeymoon: where memories that last a lifetime are made and the trip that has to be nothing short of...

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South Africa with the Kids: A Zero Jet Lag Family Holiday

Grootbos Hermanus South Africa 46

11 days from £3,870

Exploring the world through children’s eyes can be a magical experience and South Africa is an absolutely fantastic family holiday...

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Gourmet South Africa: Cape, Winelands & Garden Route

The Dostdy Eastern Cape South Africa 10

14 days from £4,100

One of the best ways to get to know South Africa is by sampling its local specialities and remarkable wines...

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Self-drive South Africa: An Epic Road Trip

South Africa Self Drive South Africa 2 3

10 days from £2,195

Experience all the romance and adventure of an epic road trip, whilst staying in the lap of luxury as you...

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A Classic Botswana Circuit – Wildlife & Waterways

Botswana Camp Okavango Moremi Game Reserve 59

7 days from £3,850

Looking for an African wildlife adventure that won’t break the bank? Pack those khakis and binoculars and head off on...

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A Grand Safari Migration – Follow in the Footsteps of Botswana’s Giants

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 72

9 days from £6,180

This epic safari will transport you from the mighty Chobe River to the magical waterways of the Okavango and end...

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Safari in Style – The Ultimate Botswana Safari

Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta Botswana 100

7 days from £9,035

Imagine sipping an ice-cold G & T in your plunge pool whilst watching a breeding herd of elephant splashing and...

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Safari with the Kids - A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 3

10 days from £5,130

A safari with kids can seem daunting but in Botswana, careful thought and planning has gone into making sure that...

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A Safari of Discovery - Botswana Off-the-beaten-track

Selindaadventuretrail Safari Experience Greatplainsconservation 42

11 days from £6,955

Walking with the Kalahari Bushmen, floating on a viewing hide watching the great African Zebra migration and canoeing or walking...

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The Perfect Botswana Honeymoon

Botswana Chobe Game Lodge Chobe National Park Botswana 122

9 days from £6,435

The Okavango evokes images of still waters, waterlilies with a back drop of elephant and ridiculously beautiful sunsets – a...

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Namibia Express: Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Etosha

Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes Oryx

7 days from £6,320

This compact Namibia journey manages to pack the hotspots of Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha into just 7 nights, capturing the...

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Namibia: Deserts, Dunes, Wildlife & Coastlines

Camp Kipwe 10 Damaraland Namibia

13 days from £6,275

This sweeping tour of Namibia leaves no stone unturned. From climbing the heady heights of Dune 45 at Sossusvlei to...

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Starry-Eyed Namibia: The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 23

12 days from £6,250

Enjoy a great big dreamy dollop of romance with this 13-day exclusively guided holiday. With its divine landscapes, luxurious lodgings...

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Namibia with the kids in tow 

Okonjima Bush Suite Damaraland Namibia 5

11 days from £4,640

Travelling with the kids can often feel like a daunting task! With two kids of her own, our Africa specialist Kate...

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Namibia in Style: A heady mix of safari, dunes & culture

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 2

12 days from £7,575

This Grand and wholly indulgent tour is crafted to showcase Namibia’s finest lodgings in the most remote and eye-wateringly beautiful...

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Namibia Off The Beaten Track

Tok Tokkie Trails Sossusvlei Namibia8

13 days from £4,965

Ever dreamt of climbing the world’s highest free-standing dunes, trekking across the moonlike Namib Desert or tracking the rare and...

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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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From Namibia to South Africa - Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

13 days from £10,240

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the...

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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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