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Heavy rains make secondary roads muddy and some areas inaccessible.
It seldom rains all day, every day. Landscapes are lush and green.
Some hotels close; others offer discounts.
Weather is hot, especially December through to February.
From late October, the mvuli (short rains) fall and the kusi (seasonal trade wind) blows.
High-season prices from mid-December to mid-January.
Weather is cooler and dry.
Hotels in popular areas are full, with high-season prices.
Animal-spotting is easiest, as foliage is sparse and animals congregate around dwindling water sources.
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