Botswana: Wildlife viewing at this time can be extraordinary as it’s very dry. Chobe is particularly good for the thousands of elephants which are drawn for miles away for the permanent river. Carmine bee-eaters and other migrants begin to return. It’s still a good time for wild dog spotting. Water levels in the Delta start to drop.
Kenya: The Masai Mara is jam-packed as the migration is here. It’s also a great time for all other Kenya reserves such as Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo …
Madagascar: It’s peak season in Madagascar. A wonderful time for lemurs.
Malawi: One of the best months for wildlife viewing in parks such as Liwonde and Majete.
Mozambique: See humpback whales in the south from about June to September, and from about August to October in the north.
South Africa & Swaziland: September is a great time for spotting wildlife in Kruger. Days are dry and warm, evenings, nights and mornings are cold. It’s also a great time for wildlife viewing in KwaZulu Natal’s Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, and Madikwe in the northwest. In the Cape, near Hermanus, it is peak whale season with sightings most days. Spring in the Cape (mid-August to mid-October) is wonderful for flowers, especially the fynbos.
Tanzania: The Serengeti, Selous, Ruaha … the wildlife reserves of Tanzania are at their peak from July to October. In September the wildebeest migration is in northern (and some in central) Serengeti in Tanzania, as well as in Kenya’s Masai Mara. For something unusual, consider the very remote Katavi, and see chimps in Mahale – amazing.
Zambia: South Luangwa, Kafue, Lower Zambezi and all the excellent reserves here are in peak season for superb wildlife viewing from July to roughly the end of October. The Busanga swamps in Kafue are accessible now. Carmine bee-eaters are arriving back in numbers. It’s getting very hot.
Brazil: September is a great month for spotting wild jaguars in the Pantanal (June to October). Combine the Pantanal with the Amazon for an incredible wildlife experience. August to October is also peak season for southern right whales in Santa Catarina.
Costa Rica: It can be quite wet in September, but it’s still great for wildlife. From July to October in Tortuguero turtles come ashore to lay eggs.
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Islands offer a year-round wildlife spectacle which is hard to beat. This is the peak of the drier, cooler season and sealions and penguins tend to be very active around September. 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: September is a generally good month for most experiences in Peru. The claylicks in the rainforest are attracting parrots, macaws and parakeets in good numbers from August to October.
Madagascar: The tropical beaches of Nosy Be and other areas are gorgeous.
Malawi: Lake Malawi is a wonderful place to chill out and there are excellent water sports here. Combine with wildlife and walking.
Mauritius: Mauritius is good most of the year, with May to December being the best months. It’s warm but not too humid in September. Excellent beaches and many superb hotels.
Mozambique: The beaches of Bazaruto archipelago and the Quirimbas Archipelago as well as the mainland are all good in this dry season month.
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.
Brazil: September is a popular month to visit the beaches of Salvador and the north east.
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. The Cape is cooler with some rain, but it’s still a great place to come for sightseeing in Cape Town, the Garden Route and Winelands.
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 …
Madagascar: Madagascar is a great place for hiking as well as seeing the wildlife and enjoying great beaches of course.
South Africa: The Cape region is cooling now but always good to visit. KwaZulu Natal is hot and sunny, so 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?
Bhutan: September is a lovely month for trekking under crisp blue skies, and several festivals often take place this month.
A traditional game viewing safari with the thrill of Vic Falls, nature walks and, of course, entrancing encounters with meerkats.
Rio, the Amazon & the Pantanal - a fantastic wildlife odyssey in Brazil.
Escape to the beaches of Lake Malawi to chill out and enjoy watersports.
A chance to experience two different sides of Mauritius, the unspoilt interior and the beautiful coast.
The classic highlights of Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley.
Galapagos Islands, cloudforest, Andean scenery - 12 exciting days you'll never forget!
Our 5-day Inca trail including visiting Machu Picchu.
A great combination of culture and a 5 day scenic trek from Paro to Thimphu - wonderful mountain views.