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September is a magical time of year when temperatures are pleasant throughout the world; the Northern hemisphere is cooling down after its summer while the southern hemisphere is coming out of its winter. From kayaking in the mild waters of Patagonia to basking on a beach in Indonesia, the world is your oyster.
Bali & Komodo National Park, Indonesia
With peak season coming to an end and families having returned to school, visiting Indonesia in September is ideal if you’re looking to beat the crowds. Endless beaches, magical sunsets, rich culture and the friendliest locals – Bali plays out all levels of life and captivates every heart of travellers that visit. Venture east of this beautiful island and visit the mighty Komodo Dragons in the only place to visit them in the wild, visit pink sandy beaches and dive through blue waters teeming with marine life.
At this time of year you can expect dry weather and pleasant temperatures on the tropical island of Madagascar, making it a great time to explore its exotic wildlife and relax on its white sandy beaches. Whether you’re tracking lemurs in Antananarivo, hiking through lush rainforests in Masoala, exploring the coral reefs of the surrounding islands or watching the sun sink behind the baobabs, there is so much to discover on the iconic island of Madagascar.
Head to one of South America’s most picturesque destinations in September and experience fewer crowds alongside the start of spring. Often described as the most underappreciated seasons to visit, spring is full of vibrant sunshine, blooming plants, the birth of new animals and much more. From the dramatic landscape of Patagonia, to the most fertile wine producing region of the world,this is a glorious time to get to know this unique country full of life and adventure.
Whether you are visiting Nepal to trek in the Himalayas, explore ancient cities or observe remarkable wildlife, this magical country will simply take your breath away. With the start of autumn falling at this time of year, near perfect conditions provide an opportunity to tick everything off your bucket-list. This fabled land of prayer flags, Hindu temples and fine mountain scenery offers incredibly comfortable trekking opportunities, unforgettable rural encounters and luxurious relaxation in richness.
In recent years, the wildlife wonderland of Zimbabwe has gained popularity with safari veterans looking to break fresh ground. Many former ‘poached out’ areas are now abundant with game, thanks to the efforts of conservationists and the resurgence of safari tourism, while highly trained and passionate guides really set Zimbabwe apart from the rest. This time of year is the start of the dry season and arguably the best time for game viewing, but be sure to visit before October hits, as the days become unbearably hot. Go now before the crowds arrive and the prices rise.