There is no quick answer to this question, because game viewing will depend on the time of year, rainfall patterns, and the choice of lodge you visit.

There are many game reserves in Southern Africa and East Africa that offer exceptional game viewing. That said, the game viewing within these reserves differs tremendously from area to area, and between wet and dry seasons. We have visited most of the reserves and lodges we sell and are able to give expert advice on where and when you can expect the best game viewing.

For example, in Botswana the seasons and flood levels affect the game viewing in some areas. Usually, the dry season (May to October) offers the best game viewing. In the Okavango, there are land-based lodges and water-based lodges. Generally, the land-based lodges offer better big game viewing than strictly water-based lodges. Some lodges are situated in private concessions and allow off-road driving and night drives, while lodges within the national parks usually don't allow this.

In South Africa's Kruger National Park, the central and southern areas offer the best year-round game viewing. Game viewing in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is also good all year round. Contact us to let us help you choose the right lodge and the best area to maximize your game viewing.