Infographic shows the coolest wildlife sightings in Southern Africa

Why go on safari in October? This infographic gives some of our favorite reasons.

We wanted to take a specific look at the month of October, which is the end of the dry season in Southern Africa and one of the most popular and productive game viewing months across Southern Africa. What will you see that time of year that is different? What kinds of animal encounters can make October such a cool month for a safari?

Well, in Botswana for example, the dry October landscape makes finding honey badgers much easier. In South Africa, it’s calving season for southern right whales and you can watch their water aerobics from land at Hermanus. In Zimbabwe, water holes in Hwange National Park have become scarce, meaning the remaining locations are overrun with prey and predators alike.

On the Busanga Plains in the northern section of Kafue National Park (Zambia), the lions begin climbing trees more frequently to escape the mid-day heat and enjoy cooler breezes. And in Namibia, the desert-adapted lions and other species gather along the dry river beds, especially in the Hoanib River Valley, looking for food and water.

Check out our favorite stats and reasons to visit Southern Africa in October on our inforgraphic below (click on the image to enlarge):

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