The dry season in Southern Africa

By Bushtracks
June 28, 2022

Winter in southern Africa lasts from May to August and some consider this the best time to visit – temperatures are mild, and foliage is thinning, making wildlife easier to spot. As temperatures begin to rise and the dry season progresses into September and October, water is becoming increasingly scarce and animals are drawn to available water sources, providing excellent wildlife sighting opportunities.

This is when the classic game-viewing destinations shine – places with perennial water sources to sustain wildlife through the dry season. Here are our top picks for each country at this time of year.

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Botswana

South Africa

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