Dear everyone, I started looking into SA last year for a trip this year. Unfortunately fate intervened (job loss. got a new job. Wife had to go home). Now I am planning for next year. Originally I wanted to go during your winter months so the family can come along. But when they found out that we have to wake up at 5-530 a.m. for the game rides, plus bug (hey it's the wild!), cooking (in KNP), etc. they said they will go to Ireland where my wife has a cousin. GOOD news for me. Now I can go anytime and do whatever I want. Will be asking a series of questions on this forum.
question 1; Which would be a better month to go- May or October? I have read year round is good with pros and cons for winter/summer months. Reason for asking is that airfare is cheapest around these two months. Questions with regards to a). how hot in the daytime and nighttime ( the lodge in mind have only electric fans- or none at all) b. Re. malaria. I know it is not a problem in winter but only in summer. How about the May or October?
Safari is on my bucket list before I go on a oneway trip skyward. It has to be soon because I wanted-primarily- to see Jessica and Richie the hippo before Richie gets too big to lie on my laps.
Sorry, I'm a hippo lover and I intend to see the Big 5 plus 1.
Thanks for putting up with me