Four Insider Tips to Make the Most of Shoulder Season Travel
With peak season travel causing record-breaking crowds and traveling during shoulder season becoming increasingly popular, globetrotters are on the hunt for alternative destinations and times of the year to enjoy mild weather, lower prices, and to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourist groups.
For travelers eager to discover new destinations to visit during the off-season, here are four tips from the travel experts at Niarra Travel, offering exclusive experiences and fun itineraries across the globe, on where to go and when:
- Go on Safari in South Africa in September: “The end of September is my favorite safari month. The weather is usually dry, which is great for wildlife sightings, but spring is in the air and plant life is budding and blooming,” says Niarra’s Founder Byron Thomas. “If travelers go on the Luxury South Africa itinerary, they can pair it with some time in Cape Town where the fynbos (shrubland) become a kaleidoscope of colors.”
- Photograph Tanzania in November: Reservations Representative Charlene Chand suggests visiting Tanzania during the rainy months. “Sometimes people are worried about bad weather during East Africa’s ‘rainy season’ – however, this is a bit of a misnomer as the rains usually only move in during late afternoon or early evening and are over as quickly as they arrive. November is a great time to go on the Unseen Tanzania itinerary, especially if travelers have an interest in photography as chances are high of capturing some epic skies.”
- Visit Botswana’s Delta in February: “I love going on the Delta and Desert Mobile Safari itinerary inBotswana the most in February,” says Travel Researcher Charlie Darlington. “While there is the occasional thunderstorm, it’s completely worth having to take a raincoat for the chance to see so much new life in the Delta. Nothing beats watching newborn zebras and antelopes finding their feet in the wilderness – it makes for some beautiful memories and photographs.”
- Explore Chile in March: Product Lead James Whiteman recommends traveling during the fall season in South America to avoid crowds. “March is an excellent month to visit Chile and go on the Chile Explorer It’s autumn there, which means fewer crowds in some of the popular areas such as Torres del Pine, but also grape harvesting season in the wine regions.”
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