Book Your Flights & Get Ready Airfares vary depending on where you are traveling from when you are going to travel and if it is a direct flight or a connecting one. You may also want to consider your travel buddies. If you have kids in tow, you may not want to have a long layover. Also, if you are planning for a multi-country safari, you might want to check if flying to country A and out of country B is more economical than the other way around. Some travelers prefer booking early (as early as one year in advance). This gives them the advantage of securing seats and accommodation on their desired dates PLUS it also gives them a significantly higher chance of scoring lower rates on airfare and possibly on other things, too.