Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – after the rains, when the grasses are lush and green – nets the intrepid explorer a few surprises. Richer colors, lush landscapes, and active game are among the reasons a green season safari is coveted both by photographers and seasoned safari-goers. Plan ahead for travel this spring and summer with our picks for enjoying green season at its finest.
March blankets the plains of Tanzania in green, setting the stage for undeniably breathtaking safaris on foot. Covering three distinct regions and a variety of game, our Tanzania Walking Safari brings the country to life. Take your travel up a notch on our all-villa Tanzania Family Safari, designed for flexible schedules and curious travelers.
In March the Okavango Delta swells with the seasonal rains. This makes Spring Break a particularly ideal time of year for unique safaris by traditional mokoro canoe. Combine a few days at Kanana in the Okavango Delta with Dinaka in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. It’s a fantastic combination of properties ideal for families ready to explore together.
Chinzombo Sustainable Camp was the original base for conservationist Norman Carr during the green season, and its updated accommodations are a beautiful addition to the Luangwa Valley. Visit in April to see the valley in full bloom, and consider the Zambia Walking Safari to see the landscape in Norman Carr’s footsteps.
Naboisho Camp combines a traditional safari experience with modern luxury on a verdant private conservancy. This already exclusive safari experience is even better for spotting predators and prey during the quiet green season in May and June. Customize our Kenya Walking Safari for your own wild and wonderful green season safari.
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