Off-peak travel earns a bevy of nicknames. Shoulder, low and off-season are common. ‘Green’ or ‘emerald season’ are monikers that refer to the time of year when the grasses are tall and landscapes are lush thanks to the life-giving African rains.
We don’t love any of these terms because the language infers that any months falling beyond ‘dry season’ are inferior when in fact, they’re not. In our opinion, overlooking them is a missed opportunity. Hence, we prefer the term ‘secret season.’
Africa’s secret season has fewer crowds, amazing value with lower rates, stunning leafy green landscapes, plenty of newborn wildlife, and it’s the very best time for birdwatchers interested in migratory birds. Read on to learn more…
Photograph courtesy of Great Plains Sitatunga
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