Why book a low season safari? -East Africa, mostly Kenya and Tanzania are renowned for their diverse wildlife and Uganda popularly known for mountain gorilla trekking which is a life time experience. Travelling during off-peak seasons is great, if you are a budget-conscious traveller as well as if you are looking at a more authentic experience in the wild, also get an added advantage of excellent weather conditions and exciting game viewing experience.
Low season in Enact Africa includes periods from March to early June and late September to Late November. The months of April and May generally features more rains. These months offer lower prices and fewer crowds in the National parks and you are treated to vivid sunsets and a chance to see animals with their young ones.
The off- peak months are also known as the rainy season and many travel guides recommend traveling during the peak season or the dry months of the year, you shouldn’t be put off by the rain – After a short but intense downpour the sun returns, normally the rain falls in the afternoon, evening or at night – it will not impact safari holidays but actually embraces the experience with lush landscape and more wildlife. With Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, the downpour wets the trails but this does not stop the gorilla trekking activity, we normally recommend you to go with a walking stick or a porter to give you a push or a pull where need be.
Expect mountain gorillas and great wildlife viewing potential to fewer crowds – an East African off- season safari offers a lot of perks for you. Whether you want to catch a glimpse of the big five or experience trekking mountain gorillas in the natural habitat, the low season provides a unique opportunity to expirer East Africa on holiday.
If you are planning to visit East Africa during the Christmas period or the Northern hemisphere’s summer holiday period, you will encounter high prices in East Africa, both for safari packages and accommodation. High costs safaris can turn off many travellers, especially if you are on a tight budget and can make a holiday out of reach for many.
East African safaris are so affordable during the off-season, making it easier to cross off your wish list from packages to hotels, once you travel during the low season, you could save a significant amount of money. You will get a certain discount percentage during the off-peak periods.
From wildlife lovers to Photography enthusiasts, East Africa offer the best and ultimate safari experience for many travelers, with Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National park in Uganda, Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National park in Tanzania among highlights in the region, travellers often associate this part of the word with safaris.
Off-season periods have fewer visitors than the drier months, mainly travellers chose not to travel during these months to avoid the rains, and this is a recommendation often fund in travel guides. At the same time, the rainy season can deliver a unique experience – choosing to travel during the off season months, allows you to enjoy a more private safari since there are fewer visitors – with fewer people to jostle while trying to get the perfect photography and more time to enjoy your holiday.
Traditionally, April and May are the rainiest month in East Africa, although downpours are short and intense, but it normally takes 2-3 hours and then followed by bright conditions, temperatures are warm and comfortable, and the rains bring a lot of water to the waterholes and rivers. This creates a green landscape with animals gathering close to waterholes quench and raise the young ones.
An off-season safari is a fantastic time to take photos – and a perfect time to capture images of moody and dramatic sites, as well as the beautiful sunset, animals also easy to spot because when they gather along the water holes and there is plenty of food.
Drier months can bring more intense heat, although East Africa offers generally warm and tropical weather throughout the year, the weather during the two off- season periods is warm but confortable. If you do not cope well with heat, travelling during the off- season periods can bring some relief and allow you to better enjoy your holiday experience.
Of course, you will see some rain when traveling during the wetter months, but downpours are brief and deliver relief, bring the landscape back to life and this means that off-season safaris in East Africa could be the perfect way to balance and enjoy weather and temperature with cost and wildlife viewing potential.
Why book a low season safari to East Africa? –the major drawback to travelling to East Africa during peak season is the crowds, and a trip of life time can be spoiled with long lines, traffic jam and competing for space while on game drives – traveling during the off- peak periods, offers less crowded experience without jeopardizing game viewing potential. You can contact Great Adventure Safaris safari experts now to book affordable off-season safari in East Africa.