Safari specials and advice

Mma Dinare, Botswana

Update – April 2019

It’s almost safari season..  March and April are two of my favourite months in Southern Africa with clear skies and the first crisp hint of the dry season approaching. Very soon seasonal camp owners will start building their camps and preparing their roads for the season which begins in earnest from late May and into August and September.  It is at this time that most safari areas in Africa are at their best for game viewing. This is because animals congregate and the bush is least thick during the dry season. Its also the time of the arrival of the floodwaters into the Okavango Delta. East Africa is a little different because the middle of April usually brings the long rains and many of the seasonal camps close up and will only open again in June. By July, the Serengeti Migration will start to push into the Masai Mara.

If you decide, like many people do, to travel from November to March we can also offer you great safari specials and advice. We work with some great permanent camps that stay open during the Emerald Season and find that its a great time for birding, river trips and there are far fewer people in the camps. We run many of our specialist photographic departures are at this time of year.

Throughout Africa, in 2019, it appears that external influences such as Brexit are causing a slow down in bookings into 2020 and many of our clients are taking advantage of the special rates we are negotiating with our preferred lodges in East Africa, Botswana and Zambia. A few of these are available for specific months but many camps are offering pay 3 and stay 4 specials throughout 2019 and even into 2020. It’s much more expensive to buy international flight tickets at the last minute but you could make great savings on your safari.

Residents from Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and other members of the SADC community also enjoy special rates at many camps.

Please contact us now if you would like to have a quotation and advice. The travel needs of every client is treated with great care either by David Rogers (photographers) and by Jenni Saunders (who runs our family and group bookings). We can take care of your requirements every step of the way from the moment that you arrive in Africa. We are also able to take care of international flights.