What is 'green season' on safari?

The 'green season' on safari in Africa refers to the rainy season in a particular region. This typically occurs during the wetter, cooler months of the year, and is characterized by lush, green landscapes and an abundance of wildlife.

The green season is a popular time for safaris in many parts of Africa, as the increased rainfall leads to an explosion of plant growth, which in turn attracts a wide variety of animals and birds. The green season is also a great time to see newborn animals and young predators, as the abundance of food and water makes it easier for them to survive and thrive.

weather in the Maasai Mara Kenya

However, it's important to note that the green season can also bring challenges for safari travelers. Rainy weather can make roads and trails more difficult to navigate, and some lodges and camps may be closed due to flooding or other issues. It's also important to be prepared for sudden downpours and to bring appropriate safari clothing to stay dry and comfortable, like a rain coat.

The green season is a great time to experience a safari, as long as you're prepared for the potential challenges and are willing to embrace the unique beauty and abundance of the rainy season. As a travel and wildlife photographer, I love to travel during the green rainy season because of the dramatic skies and diffuse light.


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