Q: What is the weather like?
A: December to March is the summer time in Southern Africa and temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius, with the chance of afternoon thundershowers. These heavy showers cool the air and last for an hour or so before clearing up again. As most game-watching activities take place early in the morning or late in the afternoon, though, this doesn’t really pose a problem when on a safari holiday. By the time the rain comes, you’ll probably be relaxing at your lodge with a gin and tonic!
Q: What is the wildlife like?
A: Unlike humans, animals aren’t put off by a bit of rain! Mammals are at their fattest during green season as there's an abundance of vegetation and game to feed on. This is also the season they’ll bring their young into the wild, so you’ll have a chance to see baby animals! Everyone loves baby animals! Migrant bird species arrive in their thousands too, so birders will love visiting in this season. Plus, due to the rains, the land is dotted with an abundance of flowers and other beautiful plant life.
Q: What about photography?
A: If you’re a keen wildlife photographer then I really would recommend the green season as it's one of the best times of year to visit. The wildlife really stands out against the lush green landscapes and dramatic dark skies that come with the passing storms can help create some eye-catching results.