Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

7 Reasons You Can't Miss Our New Green Season Safaris

by David Tett
July 8, 2015

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.

Kudu doe and fawn

#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.

Leopard, Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

#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.

Giraffe, Duma Tau, Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana, Dana Allen

#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.

Malachite Kingfisher

#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.

Night Drive Jao Camp Okavango Delta Botswana

#6 Stargazing

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.

Little Kulala, Sossusvlei Namibia

#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.

Ongava Lodge Etosha National Park Namibia

 Experience the Green Season with 4 New Safaris specially priced for travel between November 2015 and March 2016



Topics: Safari Special Offers, Planning, Tips, and Tools

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AUTHOR BIO  |David Tett

Bushtracks' Founder & Owner is a sixth-generation Southern African, born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in DNA technology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He founded Bushtracks Expeditions in 1989 and has been traveling extensively throughout Africa for more than 45 years. Combining his interest in ecosystems and the varied ecology of Africa with photographic safaris, he develops educational programs that include traditional cultures and wildlife. He is keenly interested in how nature tourism affects rural African communities and has worked with several projects that successfully integrate communities, the environment, and wildlife viewing.