Seasons& weather

What to expectweather patterns

Spring, September – November

Summer, December – February

Spring and Summer is a time when the bush is green, lush, and thick. It is also the time of year when the reserve is filled with many newborn animals.

Autumn, March to May

Winter, June – August

Autumn and Winter are the dry months. The bush is less dense and lacks water. At this time, animals frequent the waterholes more often.

Make the most of your tripwhat to pack

  • Passports.
  • Visas (if required).
  • Itinerary.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Vaccinations (if required).
  • Electronic tickets.
  • Dress completely informally. Neutral colours are recommended (a full range of safari clothing is available in our boutique shops).
  • Windbreaker or warm jacket for winter and night safaris.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Swimming costume.
  • Binoculars, camera, and video camera. Extra memory cards for camera and/or video camera.
  • Laptop and/or tablet.
  • Battery & battery charger.
  • Sunhats and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Specific plugs (we offer adapters).
  • Bird or wildlife book (if required).
  • Magazines.

Clothing that compliments

Lightweight, softly colored clothing is ideal for wildlife viewing. Safaris generally take place early in the morning and late afternoon, when it can get cold, especially in winter. The temperature often rises during the day, so it’s best to dress in layers.

  • Dresses in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours.
  • T-shirts.
  • Shorts or a light skirt.
  • Jeans or safari trousers for the evening and cooler day.
  • Jackets, windbreakers, fleeces, sweaters for morning and late afternoon safaris.
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain.
  • Swimming and beach wear.
  • Comfortable walking or sneakers.
  • Flip flops for the pool.
  • Hat or baseball cap.
  • Warm scarf or pashmina

Your first aid kit and more

We recommend keeping important medications in your carry-on bag.

  • Antihistamine tablets (if necessary).
  • Anti-nausea tablets (if needed for boat trips).
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Cough drops, earache drops (if necessary).
  • Basic medical kit (aspirin, plasters, Imodium, antiseptic cream).
  • Moisturizer and sun lotion: SPF 20 or higher.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Tissues/wet wipes.
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Hair brush/comb.
  • Scissors/files/nail clippers/nail tweezers.