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The allure of the ‘Green Season – Botswana


Continuing with our thread, the allure of the ‘Green Season’, we are going to explore the Botswana Safari tours ‘Green Season’ (late November to end of March) highlights and opportunities.

Many in the industry confess that the ‘Green Season’ is in fact their favourite time to visit Botswana, as there are fewer tourists, the air is fresh and clear as opposed to the dust accompanied with the drier months, the colours of the lush African vegetation are at their most brilliant, and there are many more baby animals around.  Put simply the area is rejuvenated and alive with new beginnings.  
Botswana has two attractive reasons to visit during the ‘Green Season’.  Relative undiscovered gems at this time of year are November, and again from mid-January to March.  These are arguably the best months to visit the Kalahari desert and Makgadikgadi pans in Botswana with the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest to and from these areas.  

Photo: Courtesy of Natural Selections.  Boteti River crossing.

For some, the opportunity to view the Okavango Delta is associated with exorbitant costs, unfortunately meaning those on a budget have to skip this remarkable area.  The ‘Green Season’ provides opportunities for budget conscious travellers at all Botswana camps to participate in ‘Green Season’ pricing. Price of the camps can be a fraction of the peak season (up to 50% less), and many Lodges have no single supplement at this time of year. So if the cost of a Botswana safari has been a barrier to seeing the beauty of the Okavango Delta or the Kalahari, then the ‘Green Season’ is your ticket to ride.

Contact us at Destinations Africa, and we will organise the perfect Botswana ‘Green Season’ itinerary.  Where you can enjoy successful and diverse Game viewing opportunities; watch the unrivalled splendour of the sun setting over the African horizon; coupled with the approaching boom of thunder and flashes of brilliance as lightning illuminates the Botswana sky, all at a fraction of the cost incurred during the High season.
“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” Richard Mullin




The allure of the 'Green Season'


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