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The best time to visit destinations


The experts here at Natural World Safaris have worked hard to compile the best safaris for each month so we can get you to the right place at the time you wish to travel, to maximise your wildlife viewing opportunities; whether you are looking to go away in the winter for some sun, fancy escaping the summer to the icy polar regions, or just have a few weeks off work to fill.The above calendar is linked to a page for each individual month of the year. Each month page has some of our favourite places to travel to, the best things to do, and top safaris for that month, as well as a list of destinations that are great to travel to at that time. So if you know when you want to travel; perhaps you wish to go somewhere during the school holidays, or you want your honeymoon to be in August but don't know where to go, you can use the above to find the best places to go on holiday at that time.

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It is not uncommon to know when you want to go, but not where. Have no fear, just select the month you want to travel below and let us do the work for you.

When to go if you want to experience…

Rafting: June to December - this is the rainy season and the water levels are higher for an even more exhilarating experience.

Hot Air Balloon: Over the Namib: All year round a great way to get a bird’s eye view of this stunning landscape.

Untouched Antarctica Landscape: The season for visiting Antarctica starts in mid-October. Be the first guests to the continent after the winter and can enjoy the pristine unblemished views.

Seeing the sun rise from Mt Kinabalu: The dry season from end of March to beginning of October is the best time to make the ascent up Mount Kinabalu as the humidity is more comfortable and there is less chance of being caught out in the rain.

Pantanal wetlands: June to November – the dry season is the optimum time for wildlife in the Pantanal as activity tends to concentrate in areas of diminishing water.

Swimming with humpbacks: Our exclusive Cook Island safari allows you to swim with humpbacks and explore the pristine landscapes of the surrounding islands. Best time is between August and September.