In November or December each year, after months of dry and dusty conditions, the ominous ever-building rain clouds finally break with a crack of thunder and quench the baked soil, carpeting the African bush in new life.
The transformation is almost instant - fresh pasture erupts from the earth, migrating birds arrive from afar, and new-borns drop. This renewal of life heralds the start of 'Green Season', and it's a truly magical time of year.
You might hear safari connoisseurs downplaying 'Green Season', muttering that it's a bad time to be in the bush. While the bush can be thicker and the wildlife slightly more spread out, there are still so many fantastic reasons to go on safari during this season.
Read on to find out why!