The Green Season Appeal: Botswana and Namibia

Nadia Eckhardt

The Green Season Appeal: Botswana and Namibia

Nadia Eckhardt

Aug 2010

The Green Season, December through March, not only provides a unique safari experience with superb wildlife viewing and great bird watching, but also the fares are the best value!

When is Green Season?
During the warm, wet, summer months of December to March.

Why is it called Green Season?
This is the time of year when it rains in Southern Africa. Parks are green and lush, sprouting with new growth, and the weather is warmer. The rainfall in this area is typically in the form of quick thunderstorms, lasting about an hour.

Why ExpeditionTrips Suggests the Green Season:

  • Excellent Value: Take advantage of the best possible rates of the year (December to March).
  • Fewer Visitors: Parks and lodges host considerably fewer visitors during this time.
  • Beautiful Scenery: Experience the ‘season of bounty’ with colorful, lush landscapes of flowering plants.
  • Wildlife Activity: The bush is alive with action! Observe the main calving season for most antelope species and resulting heightened activity among predators. Bird watching is also at its best during this season.
  • Great Photo Conditions: Due to the afternoon thundershowers for short periods, the air is very clear, offering great photographic opportunities.
  • Warm Temperatures: Escape the northern hemisphere winter and enjoy warm sunny summer days in Africa.