GREEN SEASON OR EMERALD SEASON SAFARIS
A wonderful time to visit Africa - and often the best value!
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.
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.
THERE IS OFTEN NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT CHARGED!
The rains vary in the timing of their arrival from country to country and also vary from light showers to stunning thunder and lightening 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.
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 Norman Carr Safaris
River Journeys, Dash to the Bush, Emerald Season Bush Camping and Christmas Emerald Season Safari with Robin Pope
NOMAD TANZANIA GREEN SEASON RATES - 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 so many offers for travel during the green season - call us for more information on 01386 830264 or email [email protected] to start planning your African adventure!