During my time living and working at safari lodges in Botswana and Kenya, I celebrated four Christmases in the bush. As a UK citizen, it isn't my idea of a conventional Christmas – the weather is warm and wet in December (ok, the wet part is conventional!), there’s no snow, no frantic last-minute Christmas shopping, no classic Christmas tunes playing in every public space! But Christmas on safari is magical – you won’t ‘miss out’ on Christmas if you choose to travel over the festive period. Most travellers are from the UK or US and most lodge managers are spending the vacation away from home and family, so they make a real effort to make it festive and fun.