When to go
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Dry season

Game viewing

The safari animals are much easier to spot because tree and bush foliage will be minimal. And when water becomes scarce, waterholes become magnets to thirsty animals - this creates outstanding viewing opportunities.


Although nights can be cold, days are wonderfully mild. (Note: Rainy-season days can be uncomfortably hot and humid.)

Passable roads

It's unlikely that rainstorms will wash out the dirt and gravel roads that safari vehicles rely upon.


The skies are appreciably clearer. This enhances your safari photos.

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