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Wildlife in the Green Season

Leopard in the green season

Is there much game in the green season........"

This is a phrase we often hear quoted about the Luangwa - Zambia, in the green season. It simply is not true and we spend a lot of time and effort trying to dispel this myth.

The above image was taken by Will Burrard-Lucas over 5 days this February on foot, by vehicle, by boat and from his fiendishly clever "Beetle-cam" which describe the glories of the green season far more eloquently than we ever could.  So we let the images speak for themselves.

bird with catch - fish

And it's not ALL about birds either - although this is perhaps one of the best times of the year for ornithologists..... 

Potential guests worry that it rains all the time in the green season but in reality, game viewing activities are rarely interrupted and the small chance of getting wet is more than made up for by the incredible beauty of the bush at this lush time of year!

Zambia is in a tropical region so the usual weather pattern during 'the rains' is a few days with no rain at all, a gradual build up of thunderstorms, a spectacular tropical downpour from time to time, lasting an hour or so - then back to hot sun and blue skies! Very rarely is there an experience of long spells of rain and any lost gameviewing time is always made up for.

A lot of guests make an extra trip at this time of year - the flights are cheaper, the rates are great value and with a return guest discount on some of our offers, it's a wonderful time to head to the South Luangwa in Zambia, away from cold European northern climes.

Have a great week - and if we can tell you any more about the Luangwa and Lower Zambezi safaris - just drop us a line on info@africaboundadventures.com