As with most travel destinations, African countries have their peak seasons and, in some instances, the myth has arisen that it’s not worth traveling there outside of these times. Nothing could be further from the truth. By choosing to travel during shoulder seasons, you can avoid higher prices, limited availability at top safari lodges, and relative overcrowding. And you’ll be helping to ensure year-round employment for local people. By being present in national parks and game reserves when few other people are, you’ll also be helping deter poachers.