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Best time of year to go on Safari with kids!

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Planning a Safari for next year - we plan to bring our children who will be 11 and 12yrs.

Originally thinking to go during the summer - August - as we have more flexibility with kids out of school. I know this is a busy time of year and very popular one - game viewing is to be excellent, however it also is their winter months and we have considered taking Cape Town out of itinerary for this reason. CT can be very cool wet and rainy in August.

Our itinerary is shaping up as arrival in JNB - transfer to Sabi Sands where we spend time at a Lodge and then move to a tented camp. Next we transfer to Chobe Park Botswana and end with time in Victoria Falls.

We are interested in adding either a few days in Okavango Delta region or Namibia.
Thoughts/recommendations?

Our only question is would August be too cold or should we care. I see these great Lodges and picture myself after morning game drives, lounging by the pools. How warm would it be in these places in August?

My children have two week vacation times at Christmas holidays and in March. We first considered March and the green season because of price, but felt it may have been too much to try and cram in and then return kids to school.

Thoughts and advice from families that have travelled as to when is best time?

Thanks!!

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