Suggested itineraries in May

May marks the beginning of winter although the African winters are remarkably mild with day time temperatures reaching a very lovely 70-80 degrees with night-times dipping to the early 50s or 60s. The dipping temperatures mean that wildlife is more active in the late afternoons and evenings making May the beginning of the ‘safari-season’.  As well as being a good time for safari, May is also a super month to visit Mozambique with the cooler evenings and hazy, blood-red sunsets. South Africa and Namibia are also great to visit during May and at Victoria Falls, the water levels are ideal. All in all, a perfect all-rounder if you are planning on combining a bit of sun, sea, dunes, wildlife and Cape culture.

Classic South Africa: A Wildlife & Wine Lovers' Tour

Mount Nelson Cape Town South Africa 5

15 days from £5,550

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

10 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

15 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

15 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

13 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 and Garden Route

The Dostdy Eastern Cape South Africa 10

16 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: Luxury Lodgings, Stunning Coastlines & An Epic Road Trip

South Africa Self Drive South Africa 2 3

12 days from £2,105

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 and Great Value at Moremi, Okavango & Chobe

Botswana Camp Okavango Moremi Game Reserve 59

9 days from £3,851

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

11 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 – A Chic, Cut Crystal Botswana Safari

Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta Botswana 100

9 days from £9,033

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

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A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana – Let the Kids’ Safari Dreams Come True

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 3

12 days from £5,129

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

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Tracking Off-the-beaten-track in Botswana – A Safari of Discovery

Selindaadventuretrail Safari Experience Greatplainsconservation 42

13 days from £6,954

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 – Champagne, Waterlilies and a huge dollop of Romance

Botswana Chobe Game Lodge Chobe National Park Botswana 122

11 days from £6,436

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 and Etosha

Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes Oryx

8 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: Dunes, Wildlife, Coastlines – the Works!

Camp Kipwe 10 Damaraland Namibia

14 days from £6,274

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

13 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

12 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 and culture

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 2

13 days from £7,574

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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An Offbeat Namibian Adventure – An Explorer’s Dream

Tok Tokkie Trails Sossusvlei Namibia8

14 days from £4,964

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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Chill-Out on the Magical Island of Benguerra, Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Bazaruto Mozambique13

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

The Santorini Vilanculos Mozambique205

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

Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique46

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

Ibo Island Lodge Cabo Delgado Mozambique26

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

Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe18

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

Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls Zambia52

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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Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife – From Namibia’s Bush, Desert & Skeleton Coast to South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

15 days from £10,241 (including international flights)

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

Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe27

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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