GREEN SEASON OR EMERALD SEASON SAFARIS
A wonderful time to visit Africa - and often the best value with prices falling to around 50% compared to peak season!
The rains vary in the timing of their arrival from country to country and also vary from light showers to stunning thunder and lightning storms. With the rains come the green grasses, lots of baby animals and migrant birds flock into the area around November/December. There is less dust in the air and photography is great with the contrast in colours and good light - indeed sunsets can be stunning at this time of the year due to cloud formations and reflections in rivers, lakes and the Okavango Delta.
Typically the Green Season runs from the middle of November to April in southern Africa and late March to late May in east Africa - although individual lodges and camps do vary considerably.
With the arrival of the long awaited rains comes a season of intense colours as whole regions spring to life after the hot and dusty dry season.
During the green season the bush is in its fullest burst of growth. Whilst the grasses can be quite tall and green there is still plenty of wildlife sightings - often close up. Migratory birds are in full breeding song and resplendent in their courting plumage - so this is a superb time to visit for bird enthusiasts.
The Green Season months are usually excellent for sightings of wild dogs in the South Luangwa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe as packs are much bigger, the puppies are out of their dens but moving slower with more need to rest.
In some areas the green season is the best time to visit - for example the deserts in the Central Kalahari Reserve and Nxai Pan in southern Botswana come alive with the rains which in turn attract huge migrations of wildlife into the area.
The Green Season is typically a quieter time to travel with operators who keep their lodges/camps open often dropping their prices to attract guests during their traditional 'low' season!
We are able to offer you Green Season safaris with all the main operators in Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in southern Africa and Kenya and Tanzania in east Africa.
The good news for single travellers is there is very often 'no single supplement' charged during the green season!
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR GREEN SEASON SAFARIS
BOTSWANA GREEN SEASON SAFARIS
Five Rivers Safaris with Kwando Safaris
Green Desert Safari with UOBS
Ker & Downey
ZAMBIA GREEN SEASON SAFARIS
Rivers and Rainbows and Green Season Birding with Time and Tide
River Journeys, Dash to the Bush, Emerald Season Bush Camping and Christmas Emerald Season Safari with Robin Pope
NOMAD TANZANIA GREEN SEASON - UP TO HALF PRICE WHEN COMPARED WITH TRAVEL DURING THE HIGH SEASON!
We have some fabulous offers in for travel to Tanzania with Nomad Tanzania - save up to 50% by travelling during the Green Season! Visit their beautiful camps in idyllic locations throughout Tanzania at a fraction of the price - Sand Rivers & Kiba Point in the Selous, Greystoke Mahale and Chada Katavi in western Tanzania and Lamai Serengeti, Serengeti Safari Camp and Nduara Loliondo in northern Tanzania.
We have more offers than we can print here for travel during the green season - call us for more information on 01984 667420 or email [email protected] to start planning your green season adventure!