Kenya - The migration usually crosses from Tanzania into the Maasai Mara in July, making this the perfect time to witness one of the greatest natural phenomenons in the world. This is also the beginning of the peak season in Kenya, so lodges and camps will be at their most expensive and crowded. It is essential to speak with an expert to ensure you choose the right accommodation for your trip. Temperatures drop from highs of around 20-23°C and lows of approximately 8-10°C between dusk and dawn. With the added wind chills, we recommend wearing layers on both your morning and evening game drives.
South Africa - 'Dry' season in the northern reserves carries on, giving peak visibility for game viewing. Be aware that this is winter. Cape Town can be cooler with persistent rain. However, whales are calving off The Cape's coastlines and it is a great time to dive with Great White sharks and see dolphins.
Uganda - July would be a dryer month in Uganda's spectacular National Parks, with limited rainfall. Dryer ground makes trekking to the mountain gorillas easier as the ground is more solid and visibility is better.
Tanzania - This is the middle of the 'dry season' in Tanzania, with busy watering holes and game sightings made easier. The migration is pushing north, crossing over into Kenya, but July is considered a great month to witness the famous river crossings.
Botswana - Game moves to the northern areas of the country, so if you are wanting the best game viewing possible it is advisable to concentrate your stay around the Okavango, Chobe and Linyanti.
Zambia - July is a great month in Zambia for walking safaris as the landscape has thinned out. Walking safaris are a truly unique and exhilarating safari type and the guides in Zambia are respected as the best in the business.
Zimbabwe - With minimal rainfall and thinning bush, animals are gathering around the main water sources, which makes game easier to track and affords spectacular sightings.
Rwanda - Although Rwanda is prone to light rains during these months due to its tropical climate, July would be known as one of its dryer months. July is peak season in Rwanda so we would recommend booking your trip well in advance to secure accommodation and the limited Gorilla Trekking permits on offer to enable this bucket-list experience.