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Luangwa lion captured on the September 2015 equinox

September 2015 Equinox

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Posted by John Berry on October 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

The 2015 high season end was captured across Africa with some stunning shots of a blood moon on the total lunar eclipse. One of the best came from Will Burrard-Lucas with our friends in the Luangwa Valley Zambia - a lion cub captured via a BeetleCam!

It’s one of our secret seasons when traditional travellers make room for safari enthusiasts as the bush takes on spring hues and we start that warm build up to the start of the summer rains sometime in mid-November.

Tusks at Dusk in Hwange by Tami Walker

“Tusks at Dusk” in Hwange during July, courtesy Tami Walker - click image to see more from her Victoria Falls studio

This October-December period is epic in every respect with outstanding game conditions, northern migrant birds, dramatic skies, the African bush bursting into life and minimal crowds. Followed closely by our “green season” as summer rains bring an abundance of new life into our wild places.

lazing leopard

Lazing leopard in Zambia’s Luangwa after a December rain shower

So whilst we prepare both mainstream products and some of our remotest safari spots for the 2016 season you’ll find a sample of our not-so-ordinary snippets from around Africa in the September 2015 equinox digimag.

A late September Mara River crossing near Kogatende in Tanzania by Hoopoe guide Tito courtesy Rupert Finch-Hatton….

So in the coming months when you’re thinking about your next foray into Africa’s wild places just drop a note to the ZAMBEZI team!


Our top spots during the secret and green seasons

  • Victoria Falls: simple mainstream access through southern Africa’s safari hub into Hwange, the Okavango and Chobe
  • The Luangwa Valley: exceptional guides, game viewing and birding through November to April
  • Tanzania’s northern circuit: best for the migration in the north during October/November and the southern plains from January to March
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