Let’s start with a classic. Botswana's ‘Green Season’ sees the incomparable Okavango Delta at its lushest and most colourfully beautiful. Yes, there is water everywhere so game is dispersed over a larger area and in thicker cover, but the bush is alive with young, and the high lodge rates are also reduced.

In India, the monsoon heat has long since receded, the national parks are open for business and the Christmas hordes have yet to descend. We think November might be the perfect month to discover this, the most evocative country on earth.

In Europe, the medieval city walls and towers of the Estonian capital Tallinn look even more romantic when coated in snow.

No wonder we have bonfires in November – it’s to keep our hands warm. You could be doing that over a Bondi barbie in Oz, of course.

Miranda, Original Traveller

Our favourites for November

Snorkelling with Beluga whales

Snorkelling with Beluga whales

July and August heralds the arrival of more than 3000 Beluga whales into Hudson Bay, heading for the mouth of the Hudson River where they summer in the estuary.

Snorkelling with Beluga whales
Aerial of Delta

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the world’s most extraordinary wilderness areas.

The Okavango Delta & Beyond
Sydney Harbour

Sydney & New South Wales

With a stunning natural setting, Sydney is Australia's leading city, known worldwide for its spectacular harbour and the iconic Opera House.

Sydney & New South Wales
Seat with a view

Rajasthan & Agra

Visit evocative cities such as Jodphur and Jaipur and the iconic Taj Mahal, alongside enjoying a slower pace of life in the villages of Rural Rajasthan.

Rajasthan & Agra
Indian man in traditional dress

Central India

Classic tiger country combines with Delhi and some of India's cultural highlights.

Central India
Houseboats on the backwaters


Drift through backwaters on a rice barge, explore Cochin, chill on a beautiful beach and hike among tea plantations in the hill country.



Overlooking the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, is the best-preserved medieval town in northern Europe.


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