Botswana / Croatia / Norway recommended for September
Fascinating Botswana is one of Africa’s most exotic safaris and it generally has a dry, hot, desert like climate which amplifies in September.
Minimal rainfall and lesser bush density ensures higher animal sightings along sparse waterholes. If you want to intimately discover the hidden lagoons and channels in the parks and watch animals drink from the same water body that you are floating in, take a Mokoro ride (a traditional wooden boat) and September is one of the last months, these rides are available.
It is also the best time for wildlife viewing along the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, especially for the elephants that rely on these for survival. Cruise down the Chobe river on a luxury cruise for the best wildlife experience.
Visit Moremi, for possibly the best sightings due to dry vegetation, where predators come to the water channels and the Kalahari region, known for its golden grasslands, where black maned lions and large herds of Oryx, Red Hartebeest and Springbok throng. For fishing enthusiasts, September is a good month as the Catfish’s run is in full swing and the Tigerfish’s movement is also prime. Join the classic Botswana package for exploring Botswana at it's luxurious best.
With it’s vast natural beauty, fine wines, delectable Bourgeois cuisine, Croatia is a hot September favourite.
It’s diverse landscapes and the Mediterranean and continental climate are huge add ons!
Explore the picturesque Adriatic coast: sail past sun kissed beaches, dive and swim in the cleanest waters.
Opt for Namaste’s Natural Beauties package to visit the Plitvice Lakes National park, a UNESCO heritage site with scenic lakes, waterfalls, and woodlands teeming with wildlife. Nature lovers can visit the Lonjsko Polje National Park known for it’s birds, the Paklenica National Park with high peaks, spectacular views of canyons and hiking trails through beech and pine forests.
Kayak in the archipelago of Kornati with its natural coves, olive groves, orchards and vineyards.
History buffs can visit Dubrovnik city walls, along with the Euphrasian Basilica with its stunning Byzantine mosaics. Explore one of the most significant Gothic Renaissance monuments: the cathedral of St James, the residence of the ancient roman emperor, the lavish Diocletian’s Palace and the dramatic Roman Pula Amphitheatre.
Visit ancient traditional villages like Krapje offering rural tourism like making Licitar (biscuit) and enjoy the local produce at the farmer’s market of Dolac in Zagreb.
Chase sunsets at Zadar, traverse through the vineyards in Motovun and participate in harvest festivals.
September is a wonderful time to visit Norway, with it’s mild temperatures, end of peak season and autumn scenery.
Find lower accommodation rates and enough daylight hours to be outdoors in this shoulder season. Explore Norway’s lesser known gems without the crowds. Start at Oslo, exploring its architectural beauties: The Royal Castle and Theatre, the Opera House, the Munch museum and walking on the Carl Johan street. September also hosts the annual mid month Oslo Marathon.
Take the Flam railway through central mountains and ferry to Bergen with it’s chic boutiques, cobblestone streets and Bergen Food festival held in September.
Go on a countryside road trip through Nordfjord to Alesund to appreciate the art there. Ferry through Geirangerfjord, one of the most beautiful Fjords of Norway. Visit the famous Trollstigen road, known for it’s engineering finesse.
For city lover’s museums, restaurants and parks await and for trekkers, Central Norway’s well maintained trails like Pulpit Rock and Troll’s tongue and national parks are ready to transport them to tranquility before the snow kicks in. You can hop onto Namaste Tourism’s Legends of Scandinavia tour to experience the magic of Scandinavia and if you wish to chase the phenomenal Northern Light’s in Tromso, Namaste’s exclusive Norway experience is the trip you need to book!
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