Africa Holidays in July; Destinations & Recommendations

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  • October 29, 2016
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A holiday in July is ideal, as in many countries the summer attracts, whereby the selection of destinations is enormous. Adventure, nature exploration, Culture and heritage, Jungle Safaris, sea or urban treks among others.

Africa Holidays in July – Travel Destinations and Recommendations for the most beautiful summer holidays

July is associated with summer holidays and many people plan vacations in other countries with their families. The swimming pools are full of people sunbathing on their towels or taking a few rounds in the water. Bathing lakes are also very popular in July as they promise an ensemble of barbecues, swimming, cozy evenings with friends and nature.  What is the best time to travel as the weeks when you do not have to go to school, college or work?

The wishes, how the journey should be designed, can be quite different. Adventure, safaris, nature, activities and sports or rather well-planned city tours or even beach vacations?

Jaguar in African Jungle Quenching Its Thirst

Jaguar in African Jungle Quenching Its Thirst

In the case of wildlife safari, you will get the right offer for the perfect summer holiday in Africa. Here you will find travel tips and recommendations to Africa for all travelers who prefer long journeys for their July holidays.

Your holiday fever has been woken up and you want to find your dream safari in Africa as soon as possible? Our blog contribution provides you with a lot of information on suitable African travel destinations in July. Your holiday in July can be planned with toddler or your family, with your partner or a group of friends. There is plenty to do and see in Africa.

Best African Destinations for a holiday in July

If you want to learn new landscapes and take safaris in the true African wilderness, African continent is the right place to go. A South Africa trip is good for safaris due to the dwindling vegetation, so you do not need to be afraid not to see the animals or miss them. Although South Africa is popular as a tourist destination in July, this month is not the best time for Cape Town and therefore also for the Garden Route. However, you should visit the well-known Kruger National Park, the Tafelberg and the Kariega Game Reserve during excursions, as you will have unique sights. Together with other holidaymakers, you will be able to experience what you are looking for, which is why safaris are unique and anchored in the memory.

Pride of Lions in Kruger National Park - South Africa

Pride of Lions in Kruger National Park – South Africa

Should you or one of your fellow travelers be sensitive to cold, do not necessarily go to the Drakensberge in July. At night it is very cold because of the mountains. The same is true with the Cederbergs. For longer hikes, however, these places are a good choice, even if it can come to snowfall, because in South Africa in July winter prevails. The temperatures depend on the individual regions, during the day it is around 15 ° C in Cape Town, in Johannesburg 17.5 ° C and in Durban temperatures rise to 22 ° C. Especially during the night, it becomes very cold, which should be taken into account during your travel plans.

In Namibia, July is dry, the temperatures of the day are very pleasant at 20 to 25 degrees, only at night the temperatures drop to the freezing point. That’s why you should think of warm clothes, at best fleece. A holiday in Namibia in July has other attractions besides the famous attractions such as the Etosha National Park and the capital Windhoek. In the south you will find, for example, the Ai-Ais, the hot springs, which are sure to be a special feast for the eyes. Also one of the national monuments, the Köcherbaumwald, is worthwhile if you want to see next to such an impressive plant, which can be up to 9 meters high.

Game safari in Etosha National Park

Game safari in Etosha National Park

Also, a Zimbabwe trip or a trip to Botswana for a July holiday are popular destinations in July for a safari vacation. In Zimbabwe you will experience the dry season this month and the precipitation rate is very low, which in turn favors safaris. The temperatures are at a pleasant 23 ° C, which is why July is also the best time for Zimbabwe. In Botswana it is even colder, during the day about 20 ° C, and at night it freaks very frequently. July is a good month in Botswana for fishing, watching wild – for example in the Kalahari Game Reserve – and also bird watching are piling up. This is due to the fact that many animals enter the Okavango Delta through the Okavango flood. The so-called Tuli-Block is very scenic and allows many beautiful panoramic views.

Okavambo Aerial View

Okavambo Aerial View

The best time to travel for a gorilla trek in Uganda and Rwanda is the July. On your trip in Uganda and / or Rwanda, you can expect temperatures between 16 and 27 degrees, and therefore good conditions for safaris and explorations. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda takes place in Volcanoes National Park and in Uganda, gorilla tourism is done in Mgahinga Gorilla National park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Mountain Gorilla in the Misty Jungles of Uganda and Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla in the Misty Jungles of Uganda and Rwanda

Other attractions in Uganda include the Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest among others. Also Uganda’s capital Kampala, Semilik, Rwenzori Mountains and the Ziwa Rhinoceros protected area are well-known tourist spots.
Author; Paul Basudde

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