is the best time to book, and then take a Safari?
Well, if you fancy a safari in the next six months there is no time to waste. The green season is baby-time in the bush and is great for photography and birding, especially if you are okay with elevated temperatures. Low season also means fewer travellers and relatively keen prices, so this really can be a very smart time to be out on safari.
The African winter (May to October) falls in the dry season and is by far the most popular safari time. If you're taking the family or travelling with a group of friends, it's advisable to start planning at least a year ahead, since the better safari lodges cater to just 24 guests.
Solo travellers should also book early, which can possibly save that dreaded single room supplement.
Bottom line - it's never too soon to get in touch to ensure the best value and top choice of lodges and guides.
And please don't feel you have to have it all researched in advance. Even if your plans are a little vague, I am always happy to chat and come up with some ideas for you to consider.