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Travelling to Botswana during the green season is a must

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With more travellers seeking different or less mainstream African safari experiences, Jenman Safaris has shared their ‘Top 6’ tips and reasons to visit Botswana during the green season.

A time of heavy rainfall where the arid landscape transforms into lush greenery, the period between late October and April in Botswana is generally avoided and considered low season for safari tours. However, this is the time that breathes new life to the desert plains, and therefore a plethora of fantastic experiences await.

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1. Less Crowds
With less people visiting during the green season, visitors will no doubt benefit from the luxury of space and the opportunity to soak up the brilliantly verdant landscape and quiet surrounds during their stays.

2. More for Less
Given the off-season, travellers can take advantage of significantly reduced rates for the many safari packages available, and also stay longer for less. This allows for slow and relaxed travel where they can enjoy a fully immersive and rejuvenating experience.

3. Better Wildlife Sightings
With less safari jeeps about and therefore less noise, visitors will enjoy the full benefit of the vast space and tranquillity during their game viewing excursions. They will also be able to spend more time at a particular location to spot and observe wildlife, including bird migrations, animal births and even some bitter-sweet predator action.

4. Birthing Season
The green season in Botswana is the best time to witness animal births. A precious and sacred time in the circle of life, it is quite the privilege to be able to observe, for example, baby bucks, giraffes and hippos enter the world.

5. Zebra Migration
While the wildebeest migrations continue to dominate the interest of many travellers, very few people know about the zebra migration. A fascinating and spectacular sight, the zebra migration in Botswana is the longest land animal migration in the world, where the herds travel from the north inland towards the Kalahari Desert in search of greener pastures (before heading back during the dry months). 

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6. Perfect Light
The verdant landscape and pops of colour from desert flowers set against the dramatic stormy skies make for incredible photography. The cleaner and less dusty air also allows for better capture of the scenery’s rich and intense colours.

Jenman offers a range of Botswana packages during the green season with the 11-Day Botswana Lodge Explorer13-Day Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari and 15-day Botswana Wildlife Breakaway being the top sellers.

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