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If you know you want to get away in May, but you’re not sure what your options are, read on to discover our top suggestions for the month, or alternatively scroll down for a range of destinations which are ideal for visiting at this time of year.

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Pantanal Brazil – entering its dry season, the wildlife is beginning to emerge into the open once again. Rio and Iguassu enjoy pleasant temperatures sitting in the mid 20’s and the coastal town of Buzios and Paraty are warm and dry.

Republic of Congo – while enduring regular rainfall, the green season is both kinder on the wallet and generous to the photographer. With half price gorilla permits, the mountain gorillas also tend to forage at lower altitudes making your trek less physically demanding.

Madagascar – with the rains declining making way for delicious green foliage, now is a fantastic time to visit with lemurs and reptiles making regular appearances. With peak season in September and October this is also a comparatively less crowded season and is the ideal time for surfers.

Papua New Guinea – as the weather becomes drier now is the most pleasant time to visit and for divers it offers fantastic visibility. Time it right and you will also witness some of the countries spectacularly colourful festivals.

Indonesia – despite peak season still being a few months away, days are dry and sunny and visitor numbers are comparatively low making attractions less crowded, while it’s a good time to spot orangutans as they come out to frolic in the jungles.

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Our Picks for May

Zambia

Zambia is mainly situated on a vast plateau 3,000m above sea level, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers – as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighbouring Zimbabwe.
take me to Zambia

Brazil

It is almost impossible not to fall in love with the colour and culture of this vibrant country. This is the place to come when you need a reminder that it’s the simple things in life that make us truly happy. The gentle beat of samba music; fresh fish pulled straight from the ocean and onto your plate (eaten with your fingers); warm, white sand under bare feet on an abandoned beach – no fancy deckchairs just you and the crashing waves of the Atlantic.
take me to Brazil

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is all about its people, its history and traditions, and its breathtaking scenery. As one of the oldest nations in the world, and home to the second largest nation of people in Africa, Ethiopia is an excellent country from which to gain real insight into African history and culture.
take me to Ethiopia

Madagascar

Madagascar is a large island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, where people have lived for over 2,000 years. It is the world’s fourth largest island, boasting 5,000 kilometres of coast and a current population of twenty-five million, split between 18 ethnic groups and a multiplicity of social sub-groups.
take me to Madagascar

Malawi

Malawi is a warm and welcoming country that offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks and some of the friendliest people in Africa.
take me to Malawi

Morocco

Morocco has been staunchly independent throughout its history yet remained open to ideas, creating a heady mix of cultures, religions and languages with ancient roots and a strikingly modern outlook.
take me to Morocco

Mozambique

After recovering from many years of civil war, Mozambique opened its doors to tourism and is fast becoming the hottest beach destination in Africa. With an enviable position between Tanzania in the north, Malawi and Zambia in the northwest and South Africa to the south, Mozambique has become the perfect compliment to any African safari.
take me to Mozambique

Republic of Congo

Boasting seemingly endless tropical forest and fingers of moist savannah covering its interior, the Republic of Congo holds the majority of the world population of western lowland gorillas. Its largely pristine northern rainforest is the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second largest expanse of tropical rainforest.
take me to Republic of Congo

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape, the majestic Victoria Falls and extraordinarily diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas.
take me to Zimbabwe

Indonesia

Decorated with the words ‘Unity in Diversity’, Indonesia’s national emblem is representative of its 700 languages and 17,000 islands scattered over 5,000km of equatorial turquoise seas.
take me to Indonesia

Malaysia

Malaysia is a destination full of surprises. A bustling melting pot of traditions and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups influence its rich and vibrant culture.
take me to Malaysia

Thailand

Far more than its celebrated idealistic beaches, Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles thanks to its warm people. This mythical nation accommodates a diverse assortment of ancient temples; buzzing, frenetic cities and its infamous cuisine.
take me to Thailand

Jordan

Jordan is a land steeped in history. It has been home to some of mankind’s earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the worlds great civilizations can still be seen today.
take me to Jordan

Mauritius

Mauritius is a fascinating, world-in-one island slice of paradise. Its very name conjures up images of tropical luxury and stupendous extravagance.
take me to Mauritius

Seychelles

Off the east coast of Africa lies a cluster of 115 islands, together making up the Republic of the Seychelles. This cluster truly seems to epitomise the expression ‘tropical island paradise’; pristine soft white sands on coconut fringed beaches lie adjacent to the brilliant underwater shapes and colours of the coral atolls while above them rise granite peaks shrouded in verdant mountaintop forests.  
take me to Seychelles

Tibet

Seated on a plateau at an altitude of more than 4,000 metres, Tibet is quite befittingly called the Roof of the World.
take me to Tibet

Queensland

Queenslanders will tell you that their state is the best of Australia all rolled into one – it is the home of some of the world’s most treasured natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest. It boasts beautiful beaches, perfect islands and the razzle dazzle of the Gold Coast; there is the channel country, the savannah country, Cape York, the Great Dividing Range and the Gulf country. Queensland is larger than life!
take me to Queensland

Western Australia

Western Australia is full of sun, wide open space, and friendly people – it is a great place for a relaxing holiday and a great place to experience some rather special natural attractions.
take me to Western Australia

Northern Territory

At the geographical centre of the Australian continent the Desert Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the remarkable rock domes of nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Uluru rises out of the flat desert – a geological work of art, Uluru is riddled with caves, rivulets, strange wounds and gashes and is adorned with ancient Aboriginal rock paintings. To the west, the equally impressive, Kata Tjuta is a spectacular collection of 36 weathered red domes separated by narrow valleys and covering 35 square kilometres.  
take me to Northern Territory

New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan and with a population of only four million, it’s also gloriously uncrowded.
take me to New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. With a vibrant and colourful Papua New Guinea culture, more than 600 islands and 800 indigenous languages, PNG is made up of 4 regions with 20 provinces.The striking natural beauty and myriad complex cultures in Papua New Guinea offer some riveting and truly life-affirming experiences.
take me to Papua New Guinea

Peru

Most visitors to Peru will almost immediately find themselves drawn in to the story behind the Inca Empire. This enigmatic tribe has left on earth an imprint of how truly extraordinary the human race can be but left so many questions unanswered. It is no wonder that some of the world’s greatest adventurers who stumbled into Machu Picchu went on to dedicate the rest of their lives to researching questions unanswered.
take me to Peru

Cuba

Those seeking to immerse themselves in art, music and a way of life that has refused to conform to Western expectations will not be disappointed by a visit to Cuba. The country exemplifies a raw and heady fusion of Caribbean, Spanish and Latin culture that is utterly intoxicating.
take me to Cuba

Ecuador

A visit to Ecuador delivers a punchy balance of Latin American culture, extraordinary wildlife and contrasting landscapes. 600 miles off the mainland, is the county’s star attraction – the Galapagos Islands. This pinprick in the Pacific Ocean is surly one of the world’s greatest wildlife hotspots and they should be on every nature-lover’s bucket list.  
take me to Ecuador

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