Why do you book a safari in advance?

Why do you book a safari in advance? Safaris are amazing experiences for wildlife and nature lovers. We cannot stress this enough, it is haven for all those who take part of the safaris. In summers or all year round people are going for safaris all over Africa. In East Africa most of the safari destinations are usually booked with people coming in and out for the experience.

Well going for a safari is one thing, planning for a safari is another thing and booking a safari is another. You cannot go for a safari you have not booked, so booking safari is very important. However also the time you book a safari is crucial. Tour consultants and operators always advise us to book our safaris in advance; probably 3 to 6 months in prior to the safari.

So why do you book a safari in advance?

Booking a safari in advance has several advantages that can make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free. Here are some reasons why you should consider booking your safari in advance:

  1. Availability: Most safari destinations and accommodation facilities – safari lodges and camps are in high demand and can book up quickly, especially during peak travel seasons. By booking in advance, you can secure your preferred accommodation and on your preferred dates.
  2. Better pricing: Almost all safari destinations and safari accommodation facilities offer early bird discounts or lower rates for bookings made in advance. By booking early, you can take advantage of these offers and make some savings and potentially get a better deal.
  3. Easy Planning: When you book a safari in advance, you have enough time to plan for everything that you will need for the safari; which makes the planning easy because you are not under any pressure to plan and get things done; you plan easily and smartly.
  4. Customization: Booking in advance allows you to work with your tour operator or tour consultant to customize your itinerary and ensure that all of your preferences and requirements are met.
  5. Peace of mind: Planning a safari can be a complex and time-consuming process, and booking in advance can give you peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of and you can focus on enjoying your trip.
Why do you book a safari in advance?
Wildlife Safaris in Rwanda
  1. Time to prepare: A safari requires some preparation, such as getting necessary vaccinations, packing appropriate clothing, and obtaining visas. By booking in advance, you have more time to prepare and ensure that you are fully ready for your trip.
  2. Better guides: Many of the best safari guides are in high demand and can be booked up months in advance. By booking early, you increase your chances of getting a top-rated guide who can enhance your safari experience.

Generally, booking a safari in advance can help you secure your preferred safari destination, safari accommodation and dates in time. You can save money, customize your itinerary, reduce stress, and ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable trip.