Embarking on a safari during the green or emerald season, often dubbed the “off-peak” period, can be a remarkable adventure filled with unique advantages. While traditional dry-season safaris have their allure, the green season offers its own magic and shouldn’t be overlooked. If you can deal with a little bit of rain here and there and you put your adventure boots on, the green season can be just as epic as dry-season safari. From the absence of single supplements for solo travelers to fewer crowds and the breathtaking array of colors, this season promises an unforgettable journey.
The Sweet “No Single Supplement”
One of the most enticing reasons to plan a green season safari is the lack of single supplements (i.e extra charge for those traveling solo). Many safari lodges and camps waive these additional charges during this period, making it a more cost-effective option for solo travelers. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the wonders of a safari without the added expense.
Exclusive Game Drives Opportunities
The green season offers a respite from the usual crowds seen during the peak dry season. This means more intimate wildlife encounters, fewer vehicles at popular sightings, and an overall quieter and more peaceful experience. You can truly savor the beauty of nature without the hustle and bustle. With fewer visitors, you’re more likely to enjoy exclusive game drives. You can linger longer at wildlife sightings and explore off-the-beaten-path locations. Your safari guides can tailor your experience to your interests, ensuring a more personalized adventure.
Tons of babies
The green season heralds the arrival of many baby animals. Many species give birth during this period, and witnessing young animals taking their first steps is a heartwarming and awe-inspiring experience. In contrast, many predators also await for this period as an abundance period, providing some interesting sightings in terms of predator-prey interactions
The green season is a paradise for birdwatchers. Migratory birds arrive from diverse areas of the world, and the resident bird population becomes more active and visible. The wetlands and water bodies are teeming with colorful and diverse bird species, providing endless opportunities for birdwatching enthusiasts.
The green season is aptly named for its lush, green landscapes, but it’s not just about green. The rains bring out an array of vibrant colors, from the blossoming wildflowers to the golden grasses swaying in the breeze. The contrast of these colors against the wildlife is a visual feast for the eyes – and for those searching to capture the beauty of nature through their lens!
Opting for a safari during the green or emerald season is a rewarding and enriching experience. From the financial benefits of no single supplements and lower costs to the natural wonders of lush landscapes, beautiful colors, and fewer crowds, there are numerous compelling reasons to consider planning your safari during this magical season. Embrace the unique charm of the green season and create memories that will last a lifetime – contact us today to start planning.