Most people will tell you that the best time to be on safari is in winter. This is because the weather is quite pleasant, although the mornings & evenings can get chilly. It may be easier to spot animals during this time of the year & the threat of malaria decreases. If you are on the hunt for a discounted rate, this is the season for you.
Having said that, there is just something special about seeing the first rains arrive & the bush come to life in Summer. Bird life in the summer is also phenomenal & the bush is teeming with new born impalas & other antelopes. While it does normally rain in the late afternoon, rarely will your safari be interrupted by the weather.
In our opinion, each season has its pros & cons but the animals are here all year long. Anytime is a great time for a safari