The summer vacation is fast approaching, and there’s never been a better time to make your bucket list safari dreams come true. Whether you’re looking for the perfect itinerary for your client or are searching for your own summer vacation spot, look no further than the stunning, sun-kissed safari plains of Africa.

Here are just four reasons why a safari is the perfect summer break:


1. The best sightings and fantastic weather

Southern and Eastern Africa’s dry winter season, from about June to August, is arguably the best time of year to enjoy a safari. The days are still pleasantly warm and sunny (with temperatures still skyrocketing some days), and the dry landscapes draw the wildlife to the watering holes, ensuring fantastic sightings.

2. An incredible array of accommodation

Africa boasts a truly staggering array of jaw-dropping accommodation so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect lodge for you. Whether you’re browsing South Africa’s top malaria-free reserves or the most luxurious lodges in Africa, the GILTEDGE team will be able to find your ideal match.

Note that mid-year is the peak season for safaris, so be an early bird by booking early. Safari lodges and camps book up quickly, so for your first choice of accommodation and best selection of availability, don’t delay.

Read more: 5 Top tips for an affordable luxury safari

3. You’ll have enough time

With the long summer break, you’ll have ample time – at least two weeks – to make the most of your trip to Africa, exploring the incredible diversity of bush attractions and much more.

4. Different ways to safari

Think beyond the stereotypical safari. If the idea of jostling around in a game vehicle all day long doesn’t appeal, you’ll be delighted that there are many ways “to safari” in Africa. Enjoy a walking safari in the Lower Zambezi area or hop onboard a water-based safari in the breath-taking Okavango Delta. Or how about combining beach and bush into one on our beach and safari breaks?


No matter how you choose to safari, make it your best summer yet. You’ll leave with a slice of Africa embedded in your heart forever!

Browse our safari trips here and contact us for more information.