And here’s Why:
- It’s not high season anywhere yet, so rates are still good before they kick into overdrive.
- The rains have pretty much completed beautifying East Africa with a green spray paint job and adorning the Savannahs with flowers. Yes – its next level pretty.
- In South Africa the weather is sublime. With balmy days across the country, and the rains haven’t started to cover Cape Town in a dreary, cold blanket yet.
- You miss the Easter Holiday rush and again, it’s quieter out there on the plains and in the bush.
- The Impala are rutting. This funny ceremony with the males charging around vying for dominance over large breeding herds, is accompanied by much grunting and displays of desperate maleness.
- andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is THE PLACE to be in East Africa in May. I adore this camp and you get to see the herds of the Great Migration crossing the Grumeti River if you are lucky. We also just rebuilt it after it was flooded in 2020 – so it’s shiny, exquisite, fancy as all…. and one of our wilder camps with pods of resident hippo just in front of the camp.
- It’s our autumn or Fall as my US readers call it. We don’t have a clear differentiation between our seasons here, but that in between time is just magical for me… you may get a sunny summer swimming day or a cooler evening that warrants a fire… so the best of all worlds are possible.