Friday, January 16, 2015

Value-add for your travelers: Namibian Summer deals!

The Namibian Summer (November to March)

Dramatic sunsets in the Namibian Summer.
Photo by: Birgit Bekker
This is just a short reminder that Ultimate Safaris is offering superb value for the NAMIBIAN SUMMER on all guided safaris. We are offering great savings on all our guided safaris, and this means you can enjoy the benefits of a private guided safari for much the same price as a self-drive holiday between January and March. This period has traditionally been considered the ‘low’ season in Namibia, although this is something of a mystery as the same time of year is considered ‘peak’ season in our neighbour South Africa.

In fact, the average rainfall in Kruger National Park in South Africa is almost 25% MORE than in Etosha National Park in Namibia between January and March. Further to this, the average daily maximum temperatures in South Africa can be higher than those experienced in Namibia over the same period.

So, why not be part of the NAMIBIAN SUMMER and get the deal of the year? As a further motivation for this, we have listed ten reasons below to show why the NAMIBIAN SUMMER is a great time to visit Namibia:

Green Season landscapes. Photo by: Tarry Butcher
1. Winter Sun. Escape the damp and dismal northern hemisphere winters, as well as the short days and long nights at that time of year.

2. Avoid the crowds (a relative term in Namibia) of the high season and ensure you stay at the venues you want because there are few availability issues. You can also take advantage of discounted Green Season rates at some lodges

3. Enjoy the warm sunny summer days in Namibia (average min/max temperatures over that period are 17/29 oC and low average relative humidity of 30%).

4. When and if it rains, this normally comes in the form of short spectacular afternoon thundershowers which only last an hour or so. This is often great to watch

5. Experience the ‘season of bounty’, which includes a green and flowering desert and all forms of life looking strong and healthy. There are also spectacular birding opportunities with many migratory species flocking in to enjoy this abundance.

6. Observe the main calving season for most antelope species and the resulting heightened activity among predators, especially in Etosha.

7. Look out for antelope species which also tend to congregate in larger herds at this time of the year, allowing for great wildlife photography.

8. Breathe the air which is crisp and clean as the rain has generally cleared the dust or haze in the air, allowing for great landscape photography. It is also almost the only time of year you can guarantee some cloud presence to diffuse the otherwise harsh light conditions

9. Share the excitement and enjoyment of the Namibian people at that time of year when they welcome the rains which ensure accessible good grazing for the next few months and also plentiful wild fruit and other natural treasures.

10. Take advantage of the best possible Green Season rates for high quality guided safaris.

You may even want to combine a safari in Namibia with a few days in Cape Town, making use of the Frankfurt to Windhoek Air Namibia flight, which allows for an easy add on to Cape Town.

We think this provides excellent motivation for a Green Season visit, and we hope you agree! Contact Ultimate Safaris for more info and rates for your clients' Green Season safari. 

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