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Best time to fly to Africa

This is a discussion on Best time to fly to Africa within the Before & After the Hunt forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; I am planning on going back to Namibia in 2014 and will try to go in March, April, or May, ...

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    lwaters is offline AH Veteran
    May 2011

    Hunted Texas,Namibia,Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho

    Default Best time to fly to Africa

    I am planning on going back to Namibia in 2014 and will try to go in March, April, or May, My PH has suggested coming on the 20th of May. I was wondering if the Memorial Holiday which falls on the 26 will cause me to have a higher flight cost? I tried to get a few flight prices but am a little to early. I am retired so any date works for me it just if it works for the outfitter. Anyone have any suggestions when is the best time to go flight wise. I will probably book a flight through travel express. I have also thought about booking a short hunt in South Africa for Nyala and Bushbuck being as I am already there.

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    enysse is online now AH Ambassador
    Jan 2009

    Member of Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)


    I flew back one year on Memorial weekend and it didn't cost me more. Heck it seem to be more laid back and rushing!

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    desertloper is online now AH Veteran
    Apr 2011

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    Hunted RSA


    I booked with Lori, for our safari and for a business trip...she's great.

    Fly mid week that's your best chance, Wednesday is the best-generally. Airfare has gone up 25% in the last 3 years...

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    Jun 2010

    Member of PHASA - RMEF

    Hunted South Africa - Botswana - Zimbabwe - USA - Namibia


    May is not high season yet . You should be fine !!! prices have gone up quite a bit recently ...

    Happy Hunting !!!
    Richard Lemmer - Safari Afrika - Accept the Challenge !
    Skype : safari.afrika

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    Aug 2010

    Member of KZN Hunters Assoc

    Hunted Namibia (Otavi, Ozondjache) South Africa ( LP, KZN, NC, EC) Botswana (Ghanzi) Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, Ont, PQ, NS) USA (MT, WA, SD, CA, CO, WY, KS, MN, NC, VG, UT, HI)


    Avoid holiday travel; More baggage, more bodies.
    Go earlier.
    It is not just price you have to worry about.
    Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
    A Legend in my own mind!

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