Frequently asked questions about summer safaris : Summer safaris are the most popular safaris for travelers because they happen in the summer when the sun is out and most people are on holiday; making them the most fun safaris and the most sought after by most travelers. In fact the summer safaris make up the peak of the safari season in East Africa and Africa at large.
These safaris usually happen between the months of June and July; as stated they are the peak of the safari season, so many people will always have questions about them. In this article we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the summer safaris.
- When do I book for a summer safari?
There is no definite answer for this questions because different destinations have different requirements for booking and different traffic in different seasons.
However summer safaris are the most sought after and the most competitive, so we advise you book as early as January or November and December the previous year. So places are so competitive though you have to book a year in advance and if you are thinking of primate trekking, make sure you have your permits booked at least 3 months in advance.
- What are the best activities for a summer safari?
Well because its sunny and dry, we will say all safari activities are best for the summer safaris.
And you will have activities that will include but not limited to game drives, bird watching sprees, primate trekking, boat rides, nature walks, forest tours, mountain climbing, hiking, water rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, canoeing and many other activities.
- Do I bring my children for a summer safari?
Of course you can bring your children for a summer safari. However, you should know that there are some safari activities. That children may not be able to take part in. So as you choose your safari activities chose children friendly activities.
- How long is a summer safari itinerary?
A safari itinerary can be as short and as long as you wish. Your preference, budget and time is what determines how long or how short a safari activity will be for you.
That said safari itinerary start from as short as 2 days to as long as 21 days, 28 days, 30 days and so forth.
- What clothing do I pack for a summer safari?
Summer clothes. Its summer the sun is out the weather is bright and warm. So get summer clothing that you will be comfortable in and will enjoy.
However desist from packing very bright colors especially if you plan to go for a game drive, bright colors are irritating to the animals.
Also if you plan to go hiking or trekking carry some strong clothing and shoes that will handle the adventure.
- Which is the best East African country to have a summer safari?
All East African countries are great for a summer safari, the country you choose will highly depend on your choice of activities and just you.
- Where can I see lions in the summer in Uganda?
You can see lions almost in all National parks in Uganda. Most notably Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National park and Kidepo National park.
- Are there discounts on Summer Safaris?
Yes and No, since summer safaris are the most competitive, you may not easily get a discount on the safari. However there are a number of summer safari offers or packages that you can take advantage of.