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WHEN TO GO ON SAFARI
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when to go on a safari  
 

The most frequent question asked of us is which is the best time of year to go on safari. There is no simple answer to this one. It all depends on the weather, which is variable, on the wild life we want to look at, and they are not always easily predicted. In fact the element of chance is one of the greatest charms of safaris.

Generally speaking, the dry period from July to October is good for the large cats but there are no big flocks of gnus and zebras. The grass is short and yellow, it is dry and sunny but not too hot. The grass is burnt off at the end of the rain season to refresh it and there are often large charred areas.

When the rains come, usually in the mid-November the countryside changes rapidly. It gets green and lush and extremely beautiful. The dust disappears and instead there can be clay and even flooding. The big cats are more difficult to see but the great migration of hundreds of thousands of gnus and zebras delight their spectators. The sum of it all is that every month has its advantages and disadvantages and the art is to enjoy what nature has to offer and to love it when it is dusty, hot or wet. No two weeks are alike and each safari is going to serve you things that are very special and unique.

Our advice to all who plan to partake in a safari in Africa is to enjoy the animals, the landscape and to experience the culture. Ask lots of questions of your guide and driver and don’t be afraid to talk to people you meet along the way. This way you will get the most out of your adventure. Trust us and trust yourself and if you think it is fantastic - now that’s just fantastic!
 











 

 

Mind & Soul Travel (TZ) Ltd
P.O. Box 6246, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel. +255 (0)784 683655 or +255 (0)786 234070 info@mindsoultravel.com