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From inquisitive lemurs in Madagascar to striking blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands, from legendary beaches in Indonesia to enchanting scenery in Patagonia; there's a lot to explore in May. Wherever you’re interested in going, we can help you make the most of the May bank holiday!
For those seeking a different perspective on safari, Botswana is widely recognised for offering a range of safari options from authentic mobile safaris to luxury lodges. Home to the Big Five and many rare species of antelope, it is also one of the best places for wild dog and meerkat sightings. A highlight is the UNESCO-listed Okavango Delta, an area rich in wildlife and covered in a network of waterways and islands – especially fascinating at this time of year as the flooding season begins, yet days remain warm and sunny.
The stunning archipelago of Indonesia offers diverse blend of cultures, a varied landscape and some of Southeast Asia’s most legendary beaches. Although we would recommend Indonesia as an all year round destination, May marks the start of summer, so you can expect little rain, hot temperatures, blue skies whilst beating the summer crowds. Discover verdant rice paddies and coral-rich seas of Bali or explore the volcanic landscape of Java. Walk petal-strewn paths to ancient temples or unleash your spirit of adventure in pursuit of the Komodo dragon. Indonesia will capture your heart.
The isolated islands of the Galapagos boast a density and diversity of wildlife like no place else on Earth. The thirteen major islands are a living laboratory of evolution, famously inspiring Darwin’s theory of evolution. Exceptional wildlife viewing can be enjoyed on the Galapagos Islands year-round, but the species you encounter are likely to depend on the time of your visit. May marks the iconic courtship of the blue-footed booby, perhaps the most recognizable bird in the Galapagos due to its signature startling blue feet.
Madagascar is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with lush rainforests and rich national parks teeming with lemurs, frogs, chameleons and aye-ayes – the world’s largest nocturnal primate. Visit in May where you can make the most of the dry weather and lower prices, before peak season picks up in June. The white sandy beaches tempt many at the end of their wildlife exploration, with both whale watching and world-class diving on offer. Madagascar is an island of epic landscapes, exotic wildlife and endless adventures just waiting to be explored.
Autumn in Argentina falls in May, making it a pleasant time to visit due to its warm and dry weather. Wild and remote, traditional and timeless, this exciting region of Argentina is rewarding for those looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Stay in a cosy hotel in Salta or a more remote estancia-style property and explore the surrounding countryside on foot or horseback. With such staggering landscape and spectacular views, the north-west of Argentina is now challenging Patagonia as the country’s new frontier for adventurous travel.