December weather and when to go
The rainy season continues into December with some torrential downpours and occasional days of continuous rain which may affect your time on safari. Of course, you are more than welcome to go out on game drives during the rain, just remember to pack your waterproofs! Some roads may become impassable at this time depending on the severity of the rain, for example the 4x4 tracks in Mana Pools may be difficult to navigate after heavy rainfall. Temperatures will still be warm throughout December with high humidity so the rainfall is likely to bring some afternoon respite.
One of the benefits of travelling in the low season is that the parks and lodges are much quieter giving you more intimate wildlife experiences.
Prices will also be cheaper so a safari in December can be very affordable.