Visit Kenya or Tanzania in the shoulder season. Here you’re edging into the green season- such a fringe time puts off the main stream tourist so while the game viewing’s still impressive, you’ll have gloriously empty parks and camps, so the guides can devote themselves to you, and rock bottom prices. Weather at this time makes the salt-lake parks like Amboseli and Lake Manyara particularly lovely. Photographers in particular will love the moments just after the rain falls and clears the dust from the air.
Hit the steamy tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal and look out for turtles hatching on Indian Ocean beaches.
In the Quirimbas and northern Mozambique, look out for spinner dolphins and make sure to try your hand at fishing- this one of the best months for deep-sea fishing, in particular for catching tuna.
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