My wife and I are planning a Tanzania safari for 2012 (to celebrate my retirement), probably in September 2012. We are strongly considering booking with Africa Dream Safaris. We're thinking of an 8-day safari with 3 days added on for Zanzibar.
My specific question is "How soon should we book the safari? The company (Safari Dream) told me that there are limited numbers of tents available (true) and they are already booking safaris for November 2012. I have no reason to disbelieve the person I'm corresponding with, but they obviosuly have a vested interest in our booking early, so I would like to hear from anyone on Tripdavisor with experience whether we should book soon, or wait until say, we're 12 months out, for example?