Southern AfricaSouthern Africa presents a huge variety of wildlife experiences. Zambia boasts the best walking safaris, whilst boat rides along the Zambezi River offer wildlife spotting from a different perspective. In Botswana, strictly-protected private concession areas allow exclusive safaris, whilst Namibia's dramatic deserts and towering dunes are unique - something for everyone!
NAMIBIASOUTH AFRICALESOTHOZIMBABWEZAMBIAKafue N.P.Lochinvar N.P.LUSAKASouth Luangwa N.P.Lower Zambezi N.P.BangweuluNorth Luangwa N.P.LivingstoneCaprivi N.P.toneVictoria FallsMAUNBOTSWANAChobe N.P.Kruger N.P.JOHANNESBURGWINDHOEKCAPE TOWN Drakensberg MountainsKgalagadi Transfrontier ParkSwakopmundMoremi Game ReserveSkeleton Coast ParkANTANANARIVOMADAGASCARCentral Kalahari Game ReserveMOZAMBIQUESWAZILANDIndian OceanAtlantic OceanLake KaribaIn focusWildlife guide to MadagascarClimate - ZambiaNick Garbutt is an award-winning wildlife photographer, author and friend of Wildlife Worldwide. Nick's images have been published in many books and magazines all over the world, and his own books have received wide critical acclaim. He's also a regular expert at our annual Festival of Wildlife holidays and is leading some photography tours for us throughout 2011. One of the regions Nick's particularly fond of and knowledgeable about is Madagascar. As such, we thought it'd be a great idea to ask him to write the Madagascar section of our brochure, as Nick and Wildlife Worldwide's travel guide to this amazing island. We're sure it'll whet your appetite to visit Madagascar with us. For more information on Nick's work, you can see him online at www.nickgarbutt.com Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecTemperature max (°C) 26 26 26 26 25 23 23 25 29 31 29 27Rainfall (mm) 231 191 142 18 3 0 0 0 0 10 91 150Top tip:November until May is the 'green' season in Zambia's Luangwa Valley with clear skies, spectacular sunsets, great offers and fantastic birdwatching. AprilApril until the end of May is wild dog season in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, for great sightings. Pages 16-21JulyEnjoy whale-watching during Madagascar's winter months (July to September) as female humpback whales congregate to give birth. Pages 50-55SeptemberMany migrant birds appear in southern Africa. Late September sees thousands of iridescent carmine bee-eaters re-establishing their colonies in the banks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Rivers. Pages 16-25October The last dry month in southern Africa as the heat builds - this is a good time to view game by the major water courses.15AFRICA | SOUTHERN AFRICA