BOTSWANA SAFARI INFORMATION
Botswana is a great all year round safari destination. The best time to be on safari for optimum game viewing is from July to October which is the dry, winter season.
During this time water becomes scarce in the vast wildlife areas surrounding the Okavango Delta and the animals in these surrounding areas must migrate to the Okavango Delta to find water. The vegetation is also not as green and thick as it is in the Summer months which make spotting the animals a lot easier.
The Summer months although, not a prolific game viewing wise as the winter months still deliver a great safari experience. During this time one can experience afternoon thundershowers although the game drives still offer a very rewarding experience. It is also the time that the animals generally have their young and so this adds a new dimension to a safari at this time. The costs are also a lot lower than travelling in the peak season from July to October.
Summer: November–April. Winter: May-October Botswana’s climate can get rather cool, particularly during the dry winter months of June-August when night occasionally brings frost. During the summer months (December through March) summer daytime temperatures can rise to 38ºC and night temperatures drop to around 20ºC to 25ºC. The rainy season begins in November and ends in March. During winter, daytime temperatures generally reach 20ºC and can drop to as low as 5ºC at night.