Why travel in the Green Season?
The Green Season
This is another name for the rainy season. It sums up the lush green landscape rather nicely.
In Botswana the rough guideline for the rains is that they start from mid to late November and continue through to the end of March. February sees the most rain, although nothing is set in stone, this is nature after all.
The benefits of travelling in the Green Season are numerous.
It’s a birders delight, birding at this time of year is particularly good. Visit the Makgadikgadi in March to see the colourful flamingos.
Photography at this time of year is excellent. The landscape is lush, green and clear. The almost daily rains will keep the dust at bay. The cotton wool clouds in the sky also lend perspective to any image.
This time of year is the ultimate time to visit the Kalahari desert and also the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans. They are at their best for wildlife due to the rains, this is also the time of year that the plains game drop their young.
“Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul”
Jamie Lyn Beatty
Prices are cheaper at this time of year so you can get more for your money, and there are fewer visitors. Don’t let the prospect of a shower put you off, these are not monsoon rains – it’s still a very rewarding time of year to travel in Botswana.