The incredible country of South Africa is divided into nine provinces where wildlife thrives. Even if you’re not a nature fanatic you can still find a connection with the environment and what better way to absorb the beauty of the rolling planes of national parks, than on an adventurous Safari.
Safari in Shamwari near the Bushmans River to see black and white rhino, wild cats and buffalo. In Pumba, you can find rare breeds including white lions and in Mitomeni you’ll be able to marvel over the magnificent ‘big 5’; sounds perfect to me.
If you’re thinking about having a Safari adventure of a lifetime, knowing when to go is just as important as choosing the destination.
When it’s cold and wet here in the UK, it’s one of the best times to go on a Safari and see all the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. The summer in Africa starts in September and ends in April, and if you’re looking for a less crowded experience in the game parks, it’s a good idea to travel in March.
The hot climate during the summer creates spectacular African storms, where colours illuminate the sky in a thunderous lightshow. But the most impressive thing about a trip during this time is seeing the animals with their newborn and watching them live and hunt in the thriving vegetation.
A safari during the summer is great, but there are lots of advantages of going during the South African winter , which starts in May and ends in August.
Firstly, the animals are more active throughout the day as the weather is a lot cooler. Secondly, the landscapes are less dense, so you can expect to find vast planes of picturesque isolation, where you’ll be able to spot more species in the dried up foliage.
Thirdly, winters are fairly dry so animals tend to travel in groups to find scattered water holes. If you’re out on safari, all you need to do is simply drive to a water supply and let the animals come to you. You may be lucky enough to come across a pack of wild cats, which I can only imagine would be a remarkable sight to see.
Are you thinking about escaping to the wild? What animals are you most looking forward to seeing? Let me know in the comments below.