Visit us in mid May - June

African safaris in Mid-May - June

The rains have come an gone but the wilderness is still beautifully lush and green.  It is the onset of the dry season but the landscape is anything but dry, and there is still a lot of water everywhere. Our seasonal bushcamps start opening in Mid May and by June we happily reopen our walking Safaris as the terrain is now dry enough to traverse on foot.

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Why travelthis time of year

Comfortble temperatures
All seasonal camps now open
Great time to see the elusive Shoebills
Most lagoons still have water and are great spots for birding.
Take advantage of shoulder season rates.

Some ideas for you

Take a look at the following African safaris on offer in Mid-May June. These safari ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailormade!

Temperatures and conditions

As Mid-May to June is the onset of the dry season, the weather is generally cooler and comfortable. Days are pleasantly warm with temperatures ranging from 24°C to 28°C. The nights, however, can be considerably cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 10°C to 14°C, so it’s advisable to pack layers for the evenings. There will be little to no rain at all, so prepare for clear and sunny days.

More about Temperatures

Mid-May to June in Zambia promises an extraordinary wildlife encounter. As the dry season begins to set in, the landscape starts to dry, making wildlife more visible. This period also brings the exciting possibility of spotting the elusive and shoebill stork in the Bangweulu Swamps. These charismatic birds, with their distinctive shoe-shaped beaks, grace the wetlands, adding a unique touch to any wildlife experience.

Highlights of this time of year

If you are looking for a bucket list experience then our annual Shoebill Safari is the highlight of June as it is a great trip whether you’re a keen birder or not. With Tena Tena Camp and Nsefu Camp opening 21 May, it’s also a great time to perhaps dust off your walking books and embark on a walking safari with us in the Nsefu sector. We also run our annual photographic safari which is guided by none other than David Rogers. David has been visited the South Luangwa for well over a decade and his experience is unmatched.

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