Amber Season


Amber Season is a phenomenon unique to Africa. A vibrant and exciting chapter, this time sees the landscapes transform into a striking spectrum of orange, yellow, and crimson  hues, creating a spectacular setting for your safari experience.

Occurring at the end of the year, in October and November, Amber Season is the peak of the dry season; right before the onset of the rains of Emerald Season. Under the warmth of the golden sun, it vividly reveals the raw beauty of safari through the dynamic relationships between prey and predator.

This Season is an exceptional time to embark on a safari. The heat and aridity cause animals to congregate around the few remaining water sources, making wildlife sightings more frequent and concentrated; picture large groups of various species drinking from the same watering hole – a riveting sight of resilience and interaction.

During your safari experience in Amber Season, witness unforgettable scenes of survival unfolding before you. Predators, such as lions and leopards, are extremely active, taking full advantage of the more vulnerable animals. This presents unparalleled opportunities for observation, especially for those eager to witness the majesty of big cats in action.

This time also provides an idyllic escape from the chill of the Northern Hemisphere, allowing guests to revel in the beauty and heat of our heartlands abundant predator-prey action, fiery sunsets, longer days, and amber tones, this Season provides the perfect mirage for a mesmerizing safari experience.

Bask in the brilliance of Amber Season.



Amber Season FAQs:

What is the weather like in Amber Season?

October and November are our heartlands’ hottest months, with daytime temperatures reaching anywhere from 88°F (31°C) to upwards of 95°F (35°C). The clear skies, low humidity, and sparse vegetation make for clearer and more frequent animal sightings.

Is Amber Season a good time for photography?

Amber Season is an exceptional opportunity for wildlife photography. The abundance of animals, active predators, and golden light create the perfect conditions for spectacular shots.

Is there anything specific I should pack for Amber Season?

Bring plenty of sun protection as well as light, breathable clothes.

A leopard on a branch

Suggested Amber Experiences