November to December
Summer months are very hot and humid with either continual rains or very
typically afternoon thunder showers, which generally clear before the game
Lots of young
animals are born during this time notably the Impala lambs, which are beautiful
but vulnerable to predators.
January to March
These are normally drier months with very hot days. There are lots of beautiful
migratory birds during this Summer period.
drives with early returns to escape the heat, are typical.
Please remember to bring hats, sunscreen and to take malaria prophylaxis (see
our note on Malaria precautions, which we recommend be taken throughout the
year) as well as rain protection gear (we do provide ponchos). Please note
umbrellas are not taken on the game drives when it's raining.
starts changing from thick lush green bush to a slightly sparser browning bush
during this Fall period.
start cooling down at night but daytime is still warm. Potential scattered
thundershowers can be experienced in the afternoons.
May to June
Cold temperatures are experienced at night and at dawn during our winter months.
Warm clothing is recommended such as gloves, scarves, beanies (knitted caps) and
Large herds of elephants start moving back into the area.
The vegetation becomes totally brown and trees start losing leaves.
Visibility during drives is enhanced due to sparser vegetation.
The N'wanetsi River becomes a major game attraction.
July to September
This period is very dry in the bush with very cold night temperatures and
therefore chilly during the early morning and late afternoon game drives.
Game viewing is generally fantastic as the visibility is good and the game is
concentrated around any water source.
September to October
Spring is the height of the dry season boasting hot dry winds and colorless,
sparse vegetation. Because the rivers and dams are low, high concentrations of
game can be viewed at these areas and game viewing in general is very good. The
first rains may start towards the end of October and the signs of spring and a
new wet season are evident.