A year is long and we don’t know what will happen within that period of time. But then again, if you are determined to avoid unnecessary disappointments and you already have your heart set on a certain date, event or lodge, book it ASAP. If you are going as a group, booking as early as possible is wise because you may need several rooms. Safari lodges/camps have a limit to how many people they can cater to. For example, a luxury safari camp can only accommodate around 20 people. This is also the reason why the size of the lodge or camp matters in how far in advance you need to book. Another important detail you need to consider is the date of your visit. During peak seasons, you’ll be surprised how most accommodation is already at capacity about a year in advance.