The popular period for visiting South Africa is from May to September. This is the Dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. This is, in fact, the low season for tourism.
From October to March, this is the best time for bird watching, as a number of migratory birds are present. Just keep in mind that it can get very hot in December, January and February, and parks can become crowded during the main school holidays in December.
South African school holidays should be avoided. The main holidays are in December. It is winter, so the mornings and nights are cold. May and September are wonderful because it is less cold and, especially in September, the wildlife viewing is excellent.
Our destinations are carefully selected to give memorable experiences through exciting encounters with animals and nature. This results in tours aimed to give the best wildlife opportunities at the destination, accompanied by our expert safari guides and always spending as much time as possible in nature.
With the philosophy, “take memories; leave only footprints,” our priority is to protect and preserve each unique destination for its people, wildlife, and future travelers by finding meaningful ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
When you embark on a tour of South Africa with Odyssey Safaris, you get insights and wildlife interactions that turn your once-in-a-lifetime journey into a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience.