The Green Season Safari

Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – after the rains, when the grasses are lush and green – nets the intrepid explorer a few surprises.

Why we love traveling in 'Green Season'

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 Private 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. 

Green Season Safari Serengeti Tanzania
Singita Serengeti Camp | Tanzania Family Safari


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. 

Green Season Safari - Botswana


Time + Tide's Chinzombo was a base of operations for many years for famed naturalist Norman Carr, who introduced walking safaris in the South Luangwa in the 20th century. Its updated accommodations are a beautiful addition to the Luangwa Valley. Visit in May to see the valley in full bloom, or consider the Zambia Explorer, which highlights South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi National Park, with a few days in Livingstone.

Green Season Safari in Zambia
Time + Tide Chinzombo


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 season in March when there are fewer crowds in the Masai Mara. Customize our Land of the Masai Itinerary for your own wild and wonderful green season safari. 

Naboisho Camp
Naboisho Camp

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