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Many see the couple of months known as the ‘long rains’ a less than perfect time to visit. In some ways, we see their point; most of our guests are craving some rest, relaxation, pampering and, if they come from England or USA, some well needed sunshine after a long, cold winter!
But, in our opinion, the months of April and May, better known as the ‘Green Season’, can be a magical and exciting time to visit.
Kenya’s dry and desolate landscape of only a few weeks before is magically transformed into a green, lush wilderness, alive with animals, birds and beasts. Rivers flow for the first time in months, and green grows tall providing delicious fodder for animals such as antelope, giraffe and zebra. This in turn allows for more, and sometimes better, viewings of big game including big cats, elephant and rhino. With less guests travelling to Kenya during this time, game viewing is an intensely private experience.
During this time, lodge rates are lower as demand is lower and excellent value for money can be found. Borana Lodge, which sits on Borana Conservancy, is an excellent stop over for guests enjoy a safari in Kenya during the Green Season. With a couple of hours rain the morning, the rest of the day is sunny and warm. In the evening, each of the Borana Lodge cottages has a fire lit to keep away the chilly night air – a true luxury!
Have a look at this sample itinerary to see the best of what Kenya has to offer during the Green Season here.
📸 Borana Conservancy