Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to go on safari?
There is always a best time somewhere in the safari world.
It very much depends on what grabs your fancy as to when you need to travel to see it. Or if you have only one safari window, we can fit the best experience into the frame.
The seasons in each country will have their peak moments and peak areas at any particular time and there are very few locations that are best all year round.
Price can also help you choose, as off peak travel can save you a few bob and the wildlife experience will still be well worth it
Southern Tanzania and Zambia do get very hot and often humid from October through
to March and some camps and beach destinations throughout the safari world are closed
How do I decide which safari destination I want to visit?
The choices can be bewildering. We can help narrow them down for you, depending on
your interests and whether you are a first time safari debutant or a seasoned bush
hero. The bigger and more diverse parks such as the Maasai Mara or the Serengeti
will trigger a life-
How and when do I book a safari?
If you want to dip your toes into the African dust, then the earlier you start the process the better, especially if you are thinking of travelling at peak times such as July/August and Christmas/New Year. This helps bring the widest choice and the best availability options. However, not everyone will have this luxury, so we can help out, even if you decide to travel next month.
Contact us by using the automatic link below and our Sales team will be ready and waiting
Why should I travel with The Map’s Edge?
We are here on the ground in East Africa. Between us, we have a century of professional
experience of safaris across this corner of the globe: from going on safari ourselves,
guiding safaris, visiting camps and lodges to planning and selling safaris. We are
fully licensed and insured; owner-
We believe in toilor-
You may not have heard of us before as we do not take out adverts in travel magazines or put ourselves up on billboards. We rely on word of mouth and referrals for much of our business.
We would be happy to put you in contact with past clients for references.
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Why go on safari in the first place?
If you love to travel, discovering new corners of the world to explore, enjoy a great
view, hanker after wide horizons or are just looking for a complete change to your
regular lives -
If you love feeding the birds in your garden, or are a secret David Attenborough
addict, support a wildlife charity or have a pet of your own -
If you are more scientifically-
Safaris are holidays with a difference and you can appreciate it all the more along
with a cold drink by the camp fire in the evening or snug in your comfortable tent
listening to the bush sounds, lazing in a luxurious lodge pool as you gaze across
at the game, trekking along the game trails or out and about in your reliable 4WD,
with your eagle-