Reasons to go to Hwange in the Green Season
The green season, emerald season or simply the rainy season runs from mid-November to April in Zimbabwe. The African rains arrive in these months, transforming the landscape from drab and dusty to verdant and lush.
The invigorating smell of petrichor sweeps across the dry plains, followed shortly by fat drops of rain hitting the parched earth. Within a few short, thunderous hours, the showers depart, and the sun returns. They leave behind a land swept clean and invigorated. This pattern follows for most of the rainy season: impressive towering clouds build in the afternoons, and every few days they break into short outbursts. As such, rain seldom interferes with your trip. The green season is magical. The land, and all of the animals, regenerate. Baby animals are everywhere, and birdlife is abundant.
A green season safari offers many advantages. This season is considered the best time to visit Africa by many safari lovers.
Here are our top reasons to visit Hwange in the green season!
A great time to combine Hwange with Victoria Falls.
Combine incredible game viewing in Hwange National Park with a visit to Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. The Zambezi’s seasonally low water is from November to mid-December. At this time of year, some parts of the falls dry up and a dry rock face is exposed, although there is always a good flow on the Zimbabwean side. From January to March, the Zambezi is rising and at a nice mid-level where you have lots of water coming over the falls. Between March and July, the waterfall is in full stream and at its most thunderous.