The ‘Secret Season’ with African Bush Camps

No two safari experiences are ever the same.  And why would you want them to be?  There is a thrill in the unexpected, the wild, raw nature of it all.  So too is there no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ time to indulge in a safari.

Traditionally, the green season (between the months of December and March), or the rainy season, is considered to be a quieter time in the safari industry.  The perception is that there are less wildlife sightings due to animals being more dispersed rather than concentrated around scarce water sources.  At African Bush Camps, they are acutely aware that it does not mean the animals are not there!  Hence their ‘rebranding’ of the ‘Green Season’ to the ‘Secret Season’.

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Imagine lush, green bush contrasted against a bright blue sky?  Yes, rain can be expected but its generally in the form of afternoon thunderstorms which clear to blue skies!  The thunderstorms are an attraction in themselves as they move over dramatic landscapes.

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And then there’s the colours….  an abundance of bird species are in their very best breeding plumage, putting on an incredible display of colour.

Photographers?  Rains bring vegetation alive with vivid colours and settles the dust and clears the air which is great for photography.

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Brochure featured African Bush Camp properties are:

Linyanti Bush Camp and Ebony

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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

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Kanga Camp & Zambezi Expeditions

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A safari experience for absolutely everyone!

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In the Spotlight… Nogatsaa Pans Lodge


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There is nothing quite like sitting quietly watching as the animals of Africa come down to a waterhole to drink.  So what better position for a safari lodge than to overlook an active waterhole?  There is always something to look at, from the resident hippo’s to the elephants and if you’re really lucky, the predators will put on a show for you.




The nights at Nogatsaa are not to be outdone by the spectacular game activities of the day, boasting the ‘chills down the spine’ night sounds of the African Bush and unforgettable stargazing with the Botswana night sky becoming a cosmic show.


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Nogatsaa Pans Lodge has it all to ensure you leave Botswana with a true ‘in-the-bush’ African experience.  Designed with minimal impact on the environment and great care taken to leave a small carbon footprint, Nogatsaa Pans’ service excellence, synonymous with Ghoha Hills Lodge, is extended in the hospitality offered at Nogatsaa Pans Lodge – with total commitment to comfort and wellbeing.


The fascinating safaris and experiences of Ghoha Hills and Nogatsaa Pans awakens all your senses and is irresistible to those who appreciate excellent service, great hosting, fine fare, romance and adventure.




Nogatsaa Pans staff recently underwent leadership and teamwork training, ensuring guests will experience the highest quality service excellence at every touch point.


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View this first time feature in the Thompsons Africa brochure

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