Botswana: The rains usually start some time in November but you can still get some good wildlife viewing. The zebra migration begins to head for Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans so birding begins to get much better as the month goes on.
Kenya & Tanzania: It’s the short rains in Kenya and Tanzania this month. However this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come as the wildlife viewing, whilst not at its best, can still be good.
Mozambique: The rains begin this month, but it’s not generally too wet. Whale sharks can often be spotted in the south around the Bazaruto archipelago from about October to early December.
South Africa & Swaziland: Kruger, the north and east tend to be a bit rainy, but try game viewing in the Eastern Cape instead. Reserves such as Shamwari, Addo, Kariega, Kwandwe and Samara are all good in November.
Zambia: The rains have started but this is one of the best months for visiting the remote Liuwa Plains as the wildlife returns here in droves at this time. Also November is the month for the extraordinary sight of millions of bats in Kasanka.
Costa Rica: It’s the start of the dry season in Costa Rica, so come and see the beautiful rainforests and its inhabitants.
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Islands offer a year-round wildlife spectacle which is hard to beat. This is a time when marine wildlife is generally very active. Swimming with sealion pups is not uncommon. Dolphin and whale spotting is quite common. Combine this with time to explore the mainland to see the wildlife of the Amazonian rainforest plus the Andean regions with Andean markets and haciendas.
Peru: The rains will probably start this month (but then it is the rainforest!), but it’s still a decent month to come to see the wildlife.
India: This is really the start of the wildlife viewing season in India. From November until about April/May the reserves are open and can offer some superb wildlife sights, especially later in the season.
Nepal: November is a good month for wildlife in Nepal and temperatures are comfortable.
Mauritius:Mauritius is good most of the year, with May to December being the best months. November is a warm month which is not too humid – a lovely time to visit.
South Africa: The eastern region of KwaZulu Natal has stunning coastline. Try rustic cabins at Kosi Bay or luxury lodges of Kosi Forest or Thonga Beach. Whilst this area is in a wetter season, this coastline almost always has decent weather with just occasional short sharp showers. The Cape region has lovely Mediterranean summer weather at this time.
Tanzania & Kenya: The Indian Ocean islands and mainland coastline have the short rains in November, but it can still be a good time to visit if you don’t mind the odd shower.
Brazil: November is a good time to go to Rio and the Costa Verde in Brazil for relaxation and beaches.
India: The beaches at Kerala are hot and a great place to chill out at this time of year.
Jordan: How about sitting on the beach by the Red Sea? Aqaba is the place to come.
Morocco: Morocco is cooling down and can be cold at times, but toasty fires of riads and tasty Moroccan cuisine will soon warm you up after wandering the souks and medinas of Marrakech, Fez and elsewhere. It’s a good time for the desert too.
South Africa: Head for Mpumalanga region, west of Kruger, to see sights like the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window on the so-called Panorama Route. This links nicely with wildlife viewing in Kruger. Some rain is likely, but it’s still a good month. Cape Town, the Garden Route and Winelands are in great weather from now until about March – very Mediterranean climate.
Brazil: Maybe come to Brazil to explore Rio and Iguazu Falls, and combine this with some wildlife in the Pantanal or Amazon.
Ecuador:Ecuador is good all year. Visit Indian markets and colonial cities such as Cuenca, or hike in the Andes or take in the Galapagos.
Peru: Come and explore Peru’s Incan and colonial history and find out about modern life in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Arequipa, at Lake Titicaca …
Bhutan:This is a good month to explore and maybe visit some festivals.
India: The summer heat and rain has stopped, and October is a good month to visit. Diwali is usually in October or November.
Nepal: Nepal was hard hit by the earthquake in April, but there are still great places to see.
Morocco: November is winter so it could be cool or cold but it’s still a good time to visit the country as long as you don’t want to head to far up the high mountains. Warm food and fires soon warm you up after a hike!
South Africa: The Cape region is warming up now and always good to visit. KwaZulu Natal good for walks cycling, horse riding and other activities would be excellent. Combine with some beach time or a safari for an exciting African adventure.
Ecuador: Try hiking in the Andes, exploring the Amazon, taking a train ride through the Andes, and maybe combine all this with time in the Galapagos Islands.
Peru: It’s a good month to be in Peru. How about the challenge of the Inca Trail?
Inida: November is a lovely month for trekking.
Bhutan and Burma: Explore these incredible countries – this is a great month for travel here.
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta - an exciting tailor made Botswana safari.
Cusco and Machu Picchu plus the Peruvian Amazon. History, culture and nature.
Enjoy the excitement of Rio before arriving at your own private paradise on the Costa Verde.
A luxury 12-suite lodge on a perfect beach in the iSimangaliso will be your home for this holiday.
Travel through the colourful state of Rajasthan to see forts and palaces, lakes and desert, cities and villages.
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the big game of Kruger, and the spectacle of Victoria Falls, this will be an unforgettable holiday!
An alternative way to experience the Galapagos - staying in a lodge, hotel and tented camp on the islands.
Gilded temples, red-robed monks, and sacred pagodas, this holiday has it all. A perfect introduction to this fascinating country.
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