July 1

African Travel in July


July 1, 2022

We always like to say that the best time to come to Africa is today. But that's probably because we're so excited to share our continent with you. However, there are times of year that offer something a little more special to travellers, and our winter months are absolute proof of this. African travel in July is full of adventure and excitement and promises magical moments at every turn. Here are some of our favourite African destinations to enjoy in July!

lonely giraffe in the savannah serengeti national park at sunset,

Lone giraffe in the Serengeti National Park at sunset, Image Credit: Simon Dannhauer

1. Okavango Delta, Botswana

Aerial view of the Okavango Delta and elephants

Taking to the skies offers an amazing perspective of the Okavango Delta

The watery tendrils of the Okavango Delta branch out, weaving a labyrinth filled to the brim with game-viewing opportunities. The famous Big 5 calls this special UNESCO World Heritage Site home. And you'll quickly see why the Okavang Delta is such a popular destination, with its endless floodplains, riverine woodland, lush forests and cloud-strewn sky reflecting on the serene channels.

Okavango Delta safaris are made with peace in mind

You can expect plenty of peace and quiet on a typical day in Botswana

Safari activities in the Okavango Delta are centred around the water. Exploring marshy waterways by boat and even traditional mokoro (a dugout canoe) offers a fresh perspective on a safari. However, you aren't only limited to the water, as traditional game-viewing vehicles and walking safaris are also options. Those looking to take in the entirety of this fantastic destination can take to the skies to enjoy a bird's-eye view from a helicopter.


The varying landscapes of the Okavango Delta make it a fascinating destination to visit, Image Credit: Nxabega Okavango Camp

One of the most fascinating aspects of travelling to this area is how no visit is ever quite the same. Fluctuating water levels, varying seasons, and the changes they bring about means that this landscape is forever shifting and changing. And along with it is the presence of various wildlife species that thrive under each set of conditions.

Favourite Property: Sable Alley

Sable Alley exterior

Sable Alley's lagoonside setting makes for sensational wildlife viewing, Image Credit: Sable Alley

Step into a wild wonderland featuring yawning hippos, overhanging trees, and the tranquil sounds of nature on repeat. Sable Alley in northern Botswana is the perfect escape into serenity. Set next to a lagoon mere moments from the Okavango Delta's Moremi Game Reserve, wildlife wanders throughout the landscape day and night.

sable antelope

Sable Alley takes its name from the striking antelope species found in this region

Each of Sable Alley's luxurious tents is nestled between the trees and offers uninterrupted views of the lagoon from a private viewing deck. The modern yet earthy design creates a truly immersive experience.

2. Amboseli National Park, Kenya

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Where wildlife roams free

Savannah extending as far as the eye can see and vibrant oases of swamps teeming with life collectively form the Amboseli National Park. Set against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro's expansive base and snow-covered peaks, this is one of Africa's most spectacularly scenic destinations.

lion cubs in Amboseli

Lion cubs in the morning light at Amboseli, Kenya

While visitors can expect to see an assortment of large game and bird species, getting up close to herds of free-ranging elephants is what Amboseli is most famous for. These gentle giants live among the semi-nomadic Maasai people, who act as custodians of the land. You can learn more about them during village tours.

Our Favourite Property: Tortilis Camp

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Find refuge in the wild's embrace, Image Credit: Elewana Collection

Tortilis Camp boasts the famous view of Mount Kilimanjaro visitors to Amboseli National park dream of. With 16 Maasai-inspired safari tents, the camp offers a luxurious sanctuary for guests to take in the magnificence at their doorstep.

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Breathtaking animal sightings await you, Image Credit: Elewana Collection

Located in the Maasai-owned and managed Kitirua Conservancy, Tortilis Camp is intrinsically connected to local communities. Local guides impart their expert knowledge of the region on game drives, walking safaris and cultural interactions at local villages.

3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

amazing sunrise in Serengeti National Park of Tanzania filling good in the morning

Amazing sunrise in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Although the Serengeti is home to the Big 5, it's most famous for being host to the Great Migration. This grand annual phenomenon sees millions of wildebeest, followed by gazelle and zebra, set off in search of greener pastures, running the gauntlet of predators along the way.

Wildebeest storm the open plains of the Serengeti

Wildebeest storm the open plains of the Serengeti

Whilst the sheer size and scale of the herds are a remarkable sight, the predators that follow and lurk on their heels waiting for an opportunity to pounce make this journey sure to be packed with exhilarating wildlife sightings.

July sees the herds move into the Grumeti region and the Great Migration is in full swing. When it comes to iconic African experiences, few come close to witnessing the Great Migration, therefore making this a prime destination for African travel in July.

Our Favourite Property: Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Singta Sabora Tented Camp

Safari heaven at Singita Sabora Tented Camp

The elegance of Sabora Tented Camp is in stark contrast to its untamed surroundings, promising "Out of Africa" style glamour in the Serengeti. Spend your days on safari, swimming or enjoying a spa treatment at the camp, while your evenings are reserved for dinner under the canopy of a lantern-bejewelled acacia tree.

Des couleurs oranges embrasées sont la marque de fabrique du coucher de soleil du Serengeti

Enjoy dramatic sunsets, Image Credit: Philip Marazzi

Found in the Grumeti Reserve, an integral part of the Serengeti ecosystem, Singita Sabora is ideally placed for visitors hoping to witness the Great Migration. However, the Serengeti and Grumeti reserves are year-round safari destinations thanks to the heady lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and zebra populations, promising guests a consistently exceptional wildlife-viewing experience.

4. Seychelles, East Africa

A beleza de Mahé vista de cima

Welcome to paradise, Image Credit: Dronepicr

Seychelles lies off the East African coast and comprises over 100 islands. White beaches and shimmering cerulean waters hug granite-backed hills covered in thick, tropical forest. Simply put, Seychelles is the very embodiment of an island paradise and is always near the top of the list for African travel in July.

Girl floating in water in the Seychelles

Turquoise waters and sandy beaches are at your doorstep in Seychelles

For travellers wanting a taste of Seychellois culture and to do some sightseeing, a tour through the island of Mahé is a good start. Those seeking nothing but sun and sand can board a ferry to Praslin to stroll along one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Or, if you're seeking pure luxury, fly by helicopter into any of the most exclusive resorts, each found on their own private island. There's just nothing better!

Close-up de peixe colorido na baía de Sainte Anne, Seicheles

Explore the colourful underwater world of the Indian Ocean

The warm, crystal clear ocean is filled with an astounding array of marine life, making water-based activities a highlight for any visitor to Seychelles. Slip beneath the waves when diving and snorkelling or peer down at the underwater world on a glass-bottomed boat cruise. Guests can also take in the rich history of Seychelles on cultural excursions. That is, of course, if you can bring yourself to leave the beach!

Our Favourite Property: Constance Lemuria

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Find moments of zen on the beach, Image Credit: Constance Hotels

On the secluded coast of the island of Praslin, you'll find Constance Lemuria. Graced with white sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and lush vegetation, this tropical paradise is well worth visiting.

african travel in july - constance lemuria

A tropical island dream

Constance Lemuria truly has something to offer everyone, including the only 18-hole golf course in Seychelles, a luxury spa and a kids club all available to ensure guests can make the most of their stay. The modern styling elegantly paired with natural materials provides a warm and tropical ambience throughout this luxurious resort.

African Travel in July is Prime Time!

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Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Image Credit: Singita Grumeti

Africa's winter months are the peak season for visiting our continent's most popular destinations. As a result, African travel in July promises exceptional game viewing, temperate climates and some of the most spectacular natural phenomena on the planet. All this and the fact that it's the summer holidays for those visiting from the northern hemisphere make this time of year extremely popular. 

So, if you're planning African travel in July, don't delay and get in touch with one of our Rhino Africa Travel Experts today. They'll guide you on your way to the African adventure of a lifetime. See you in Africa!

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Brad Mitchell

With a deep-set love of the outdoors and making moments count in all aspects of life, nothing makes Brad happier than taking in sunrises and sunsets. He can often be found either running, surfing or playing sports somewhere in Cape Town. Having grown up a stone's throw from Kruger, Brad jumped at the chance to live in the Cape and has never looked back since! With a background in all things Marketing, he is driven by creativity and turning crazy ideas into real-life actions!

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