Grass is short, so it’s easy to spot wildlife that is concentrated near waterholes.
Ideal Safari season – wildlife is easy to track, and the weather is temperate.
Tropical downpours mean an ideal season for birding and photography.
Cooler weather & nighttime rains mean animals are more active during the day.
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar: The summer in Botswana is known as the green season. During this time of year hot, sunny days and frequent but short rainstorms can be expected. Birdlife and photography are outstanding at this time of year. The bonus, great value, no crowds, and lots of baby animals. Average high: 88-94. Average low: 63-66.
Apr, May & Jun: Referred to as the shoulder season by many, this is an ideal time to explore the islands and waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The weather is far cooler, there are not as many visitors, yet the wildlife is prominent and active with much of the birdlife still in abundant display. Average high: 77-87. Average low: 42-58.
July, Aug, Sept & Oct: This time of year offers peak game viewing in Northern Botswana. The weather is arid, the grasses are low, and the game is concentrated around disappearing water sources. Daytime temperatures in July and August are comfortable with cold evenings. September begins to warm up considerably leading into October, the hottest month of the year with highs in the mid-90s. Average highs: 83-95. Average lows: 47-64.
Enjoy magnificent perspectives on Botswana’s land and wildlife as you explore the country’s floodplains, rivers, and deltas by air, land, and water.
Also available as a Private departure - choose your own dates!
Experience Botswana’s multifaceted wild beauty, from Nxai Pan’s ancient baobabs and the lush green Okavango Delta to the great elephant herds of Chobe National Park.
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