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Safari Seasons

Potato Bush Camp is open throughout the top game-viewing months of April to November. The season begins as soon as the rains finish. The vegetation is lush at this time but as the season progresses the bush dries out, the game gathers near water and food and the sightings improve.

Low Season
1 April to 31 May

After the rains the Lower Zambezi is absolutely stunning, skies are clear & the mountains seem so near. The migratory birds remain in plumage and are preparing to move on. The dense vegetation forces the lions to use the roads and the wild dog are readily seen in the open plains. April can be very hot averaging mid to high 30’s (Celsius), but by late May temperatures will have dropped to mid 20’s (Celsius).

High Season
1 June to 31 October

This really is the best time of the year in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The game viewing is generally exceptional & the temperatures are cooler & near perfect! This is normally a busy time in camp. The Sausage Tree (Africana Kigelia) starts to flower, as does the flame creeper/burning bush (Chifungulu) - this transforms the green vegetation to a bright red. Leopard and lion sightings are an almost daily occurrence, as are elephant who wander through camp.

Later on in the season things really start to heat up in terms of weather temperature as well as game viewing & fishing. Most waterholes dry up, game is more often seen on the river banks & islands. Bird watching is spectacular with summer migrating birds returning - carmine bee eaters really put on a show along the riverbanks. October is the warmest month with a feeling of building up to the rains.

Low Season
1 November to 30 November

When the first rains arrive, usually in November, impala give birth, as do warthogs and many other species. For any keen fisherman, this is probably the best time to be fishing in the river.