It has been relatively quiet the past few months in southern Africa. The rainy season is on now and Botswana received a good fall a few days ago. This time is a bit challenging for safari lovers as roads become waterlogged and animals are scattered far and wide in the lush vegetation. Only the impala creches remain fairly easy to spot in their familiar groups. No, visiting Botswana now is best left to those who love solitude and isolation.
However, now is the right time to start planning a safari – already from April the first visitors start arriving as the weather changes over to the dry season. During this time the abundant wildlife, virtually invisible during the wet months, once again start congregating in splendid groups for us to admire with wonder! It’s wise to start planning your trip as early as possible – lodges and campsites fill up quickly, with some places booked a year in advance. I have seen what a nightmare it can be trying to make last-minute bookings for a safari, so don’t leave it too late and start getting your plans in order for a wonderful wildlife experience in beautiful Botswana.