The festive season can be challenging for safari planning, for three reasons – all of which are solvable, but require expert advice.
Firstly, the matter of festive season crowds is easily dealt with by enjoying your festive season safari in the many private (no public access) reserves and concessions that are dotted across Africa. Secondly, the higher summer temperatures are mitigated by wearing appropriate clothing and headgear, using sunblock and adjusting the timing of your game drives and walks. Lastly, widespread rain and surface water can result in wildlife dispersing away from waterholes, resulting in fewer wildlife sightings than during the dry winter months. In addition, the thick, green shrubs can make spotting wildlife more challenging. True. BUT, there are always places in Africa where wildlife sightings are spectacular – regardless of time of year and weather. You just have to know where these places are…
Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late or a few kilometres off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity.
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