Where better to experience the process of evolution that so inspired Charles Darwin than the ‘living laboratory’ of the Galapagos Islands. A naturalist’s paradise that can be enjoyed throughout the year along with many other highlights on the mainland. However, April to August are the best months to see plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.


If total relaxation and the best beaches in the world are required then look no further than the Seychelles where lazy days, superb snorkelling and delicious cuisine are the norm. The best time to visit the Seychelles is between March to November.


With its long sandy beaches, jagged mountains, delightful Botanical Gardens and fields bristling with sugar cane, this is a great time to enjoy the island paradise of Mauritius.



This is one of Zimbabwe’s ‘champagne’ months when the skies are blue and the bush is drying out after the summer rains. Pristine wilderness and wonderful game viewing make the perfect combination.