Green Season Envy

Chris & Samantha Tinkler
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December 6, 2016
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Jongomero

With the rumbling thunder threatening the horizon of Ruaha National Park it is time to talk about the joys and benefits of the Green Season and why, for some travellers, this would be the best time to visit Jongomero!  

As the first rains descend the previously dry sand rivers begin to flow and spring erupts in the park offering dramatic, stunning scenery as well as fascinating flora - incredible buds, flowers, leaves, and the iconic baobab has a magnificent full canopy with opulent white flowers, which bloom during the warmth of the day and then close at night before dropping in the morning.   This green, lush bush creates a striking and unusual backdrop for photographers - for those who have solely photographed against the classic khaki this is a unique experience.

Wild Dog against the stunning emerald backdrop

As water is more abundant the wildlife is scattered, so perhaps for first timers this is not the optimum time, but for those who adore birding this is THE season to visit the park.  With now 574 recorded bird species Ruaha is Tanzania's premier birding destination with 50% returning during the green season including wonderful Broad Billed Rollers, Emerald Cuckoos and Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters, which are not to be missed!  Also with the wealth of water in the park, animals give birth to their young during this season offering guests the opportunity to watch babies interact with their elders, play and learn about their new environment.

Finally, as the green season plays out during our low season, January - 15th March, guests can take advantage of our great value discounts, including our Super Saver Rates!  Contact your tour operator today and delve into the stunning emerald landscape of Ruaha National Park.

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