The secret is out! If you’re seeking lush landscapes filled with big game and predators, Green Season safaris -- which take place in Africa's summer -- are for you. We have 4 great, specially priced Southern Africa safaris to top destinations like the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Sossusvlei to help you discover this special time of year preferred by birders, photographers, and Africa insiders.
The Green Season –or Africa’s summer – goes from November to March, offering a great way to escape from the northern hemisphere's cold weather, while you take advantage of special pricing in Africa's premier safari camps. But savings of up to 20% off standard rates are just one of the reasons Africa insiders enjoy Green Season safaris – read on for seven reasons we love this special time of year.
#1 The African bush is bursting with life
Plentiful green grass is a signal for wildlife to birth their young, with babies present from many species, from zebra to mongoose to warthog. It’s a wondrous time to observe the interactions of mothers with their young, as well as the youngsters’ antics.
#2 Sightings of cute little cats
A variety of savvy predators like lions and cheetahs and their offspring know to take advantage of the abundance of inexperienced prey such as the young of impala, gemsbok, springbok and red hartebeest.
#3 Wildlife photography at its best
As if the photographic antics of Africa’s wild babies weren’t inducement enough, the golden summer light creates striking images, while the transformed landscape offers an endless sea of grasses and foliage in a spectrum of green.
#4 Birders' Favorite Time of Year
The Green Season is a birder’s preferred time of year to visit, when migratory birds arrive, many from Europe, Asia and other parts of Africa, to enjoy the plentiful food that summer brings. A bonus: many birds are in full breeding song, and displaying splendid plumage.
#5 Stunning landscapes
Air cleansed of winter’s dust and bright, streaming light create dramatic contrasts and stunning skies. Underfoot, wildflowers take advantage of the limited moisture on offer, transforming the famously arid Kalahari landscape.
Summer nights are perfect for stargazing and romantic sleep outs, and the different perspective of the southern hemisphere sky in its stunning clarity will captivate astronomy-buffs and untrained eyes alike.
#7 Magnificent Thunderstorms
Brief afternoon thunderstorms add excitement to your day with stunning, dramatic displays, and afternoon cloud formations add further mood and visual interest.
Experience the Green Season with 4 New Safaris specially priced for travel between November 2015 and March 2016