Why you should go on a green season safari in Zambia
Most people believe that the best time to go on a safari is between June and November. During this period, there is no rain and the dry weather ensures that animals are always traveling together looking for greener pastures and water. This provides a great opportunity to see the wild animals easily when they are gathered around watering holes or even when they are migrating to other places. These people are not wrong; this is one of the reasons why most people choose to go on safari during the dry season.
However, the wet season, also known as the green season or as we like to call it the secret season, is a fantastic time to go on a safari. Between December and May, Zambia usually experiences rainfall, causing the brown and dusty landscape to turn into a green and scenic paradise. Flowers grow, the green grass flourishes, the air smells fresh and the beauty of the landscape is breath-taking! The green season is a great moment to visit Zambia.
Green season safaris offer great adventures to you. You get the opportunity to see the migration of birds and the baby animals born during the last days of the dry season. The game parks are a lot less crowded, compared to the dry season when most people come to Zambia on safari.
Zambia in Style is a tour operator in Zambia. Because of our experience in the service industry, we can offer some of the greatest memories you can ever have while traveling through the country. We will take you to some of the best national game parks and game reserves in the country.
Here are some of the reasons why you should go on a safari during the green season;
1. Better prices
The green season is a great time to go on a safari because there is a dramatic drop in the prices of accommodation and other services you may require during your stay in Zambia. During the peak season, there is usually a great demand for accommodation which often surpasses the number of rooms available for booking because of the influx of tourists into Zambia for safaris. Therefore, lodges can charge their standard rate however, during the off-season the demand isn’t as high so they charge less to encourage visitors to their lodges and the parks they operate in. Traveling during the green season can save you money.
2. Amazing Birdwatching
Who doesn’t love birds? If you do love watching birds, then a green season safari is the best option for you. At this time, many bird species enter their breeding period. The males show off their breeding plumage and the migratory birds are also around. It is a beautiful scene to watch as birds fight for mates. It is a wonderful spectacle.
3. Baby Animals
Many wild animal species have their young ones around this time of the year. There are many beautiful baby gazelles and cute zebra foals that litter the plains during this period. These baby animals are easy targets for predators like cheetahs and lions. Watching a lion chasing after its prey within a herd of gazelles is very exciting. Although, if like me, you hope the young gazelle lives to fight another day!
4. Great Photography Opportunities
If you are the type of person who loves the beautiful green scenery, then this is the right time for you to visit Africa. Due to the rains, the brown landscapes have been replaced by green grass and flourishing beautiful flowers that make the plains so beautiful to watch. You can take pictures of these beautiful landscapes to remind yourself of the beautiful times in Zambia.
5. Pay Less for International Flights
This is another secret that most tourists do not know. Flight prices are often lower during this period. For example, a flight that could usually cost $2500 during the peak season can go down to $1500 during the off season. You can take advantage of these discounts given on international flights and travel to Zambia for a safari.
If you do not like crowds, then this is the perfect moment to go on a safari. The peak season usually has full hotel and lodging bookings. The game parks are usually full of tourists struggling to see the lions and the abundant impalas and other antelopes as they migrate to look for food, pasture, and water respectively. It is not usually the best time to travel.
The green season, on the other hand, has fewer tourists in the country. The hotels are not fully booked and the game parks are not crowded. You can get luxurious treatment and comfort abundantly at the hotels and take great pictures of the scenery and animals migrating without having any difficulty.
7. Escape Winter in the North
Cold seasons are usually boring times. You stay indoors the whole day and your movement is restricted by the weather. While you are shivering in the cold, the tropics are experiencing the high temperatures that you really need. Why not go on a safari to Zambia and enjoy the then warmth of the sun. Do not stay in the cold for four months or more, instead, go to Africa and tour Zambia for less.
8. Make New Friends
Safaris are usually planned for small groups of people. You can get to know people by spending more time with them during the safari. You share your stories with your travel companions as you remember the events of the day. Note- If you’d rather safari on your own and not with groups of people, this is also possible.
The green season is the perfect time to go on a safari to Zambia. You get exclusive treatment, pay less for international flights and see amazing birds. This season is best for you if you love green landscapes and beautiful baby animals. Zambia is the place to be and Zambia in Style is the tour operator to choose for an exclusive guide during the green season.
For more insight into Zambia, visit our destination pages. Or browse our sample green season safaris.
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