Frequently Asked Questions


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO ON SAFARI?

There are several seasons in Southern Africa. Zambia, Botswana and Malawi are just exiting the rainy season and entering the cooler dry season in May and June. The parks tend to be greener and the water more abundant. This is when you often can see new baby impalas and lots of migratory birds. July through September becomes progressively warmer and dryer, and is considered the high season for safari goers. October and November are hot and dry but the game viewing can be fantastic as the animals gather in larger numbers at some of the smaller watering holes. December can bring rain but also can be a fantastic time to visit - crowds are scarce, and this is when the elephants can migrate through the lodge on their way to water sources!

Let us know when you want to go and we will let you know what to expect and where is best to plan your trip based on the wildlife, migrating herds, and the weather.

 


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Is traveling in Zambia, Botswana and Malawi safe?

These countries are safe to travel in but like all countries one should be careful of theft particularly in big cities.  You should secure your valuables and try not to walk in unlighted areas at night.  Very few people have access to firearms so that is one less thing to worry about as you travel around.


Can you assist us in our flights to Southern Africa?

Our trips begin with a greeting by your personal guide at the airport in Lusaka, Zambia. We do not book international travel but can suggest various airlines who travel to Lusaka most convenient to where you will be flying in from. Once you have arrived at Lusaka airport (LUN) someone will be there to assist you in obtaining your visa and boarding your internal country flight. If your flight is delayed, making it impossible to catch your Proflight (the domestic Zambian carrier), we will provide you with several comfortable and clean hotel options within Lusaka until the next day when you can board your flight.

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