Making the most of the green season throughout Tanzania. Throughout the month of November, Tanzania goes through a dramatic change in colours, sights, smells and much more. As thunderstorms roll in and rumble sporadically over the plains of the Serengeti and the high peaks of the crater’s walls, it breathes a tremendous amount of new life into the ecosystems. Burnt by the sheer strength of the hot African sun throughout its ‘summer’ or dry season, the earth, as well as much of the wildlife is clamouring to quench its thirst. The rusty gold grassland of the Serengeti plains transforms into a carpet of lush green, humming with new life and wonderful sounds.
The Green Season begins in the November and continues on through to March. The rains are not constant. No, it is not how you would imagine the winter months of England perhaps, with rain not seeming to let up for days upon days bringing moral down throughout the land. Tanzanian rains are short and sharp and can often be extremely dramatic. It is quite a sight to behold. Especially on the savannahs, you can see the weather roll in from miles away and once it hits, it has often disappeared as fast as it arrived, with only the sound of dripping rain dropping from the leaves of the trees.
The Green Season is a time for news beginnings. A time for the birth of new life – the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra you would have witnessed crossing the raging mara river, now gather in the southern part of the Serengeti preparing to give birth to small calves and foals. This is also a wonderful time to witness the ultimate predators display their talents on hunting and bringing down their prey.
Within the Singita lodges, guests are treated to a real treat. With front row seats to witness a drama unfold like no other. They can witness incredible sightings of the raw wildlife of Africa with exclusive access to the wonderfully vast, open and often mind-blowing spaces that will mean a complete and utter life changing experience for all those that witness this. With fabulous offers of staying for four nights within any of the lodges and only paying for three nights, this helps the bank balance and only leads to one feeling incredibly and wonderfully smug you can enjoy these front row seats at such a bargain. On top of this, you can also receive 50% off your own private vehicle and guide… better than an ice-cream in the interval we would say!
Enjoy stunning views staying atop a huge kopje at Singita Sasakwa, take a step back in time at Singita Sabora. Come close to the resident leopards and lions at Singita Faru Faru or enjoy the ultimate getaway at Singita Explore or Singita Serengeti House. We are almost certain, in fact it is well known (!) Shakespeare had the Singita lodges in mind when he wrote ‘All the worlds a stage’ because from these properties, it most certainly is.