When to go

Botswana’s climate is sub-tropical with a short rainy season, more abundant rainfalls in the North-East of the country and sharp temperature variations between day and night. The best time for a safari in Botswana is between May and October, during the dry season, when due to the draught wildlife is drawn to water sources and the vegetation is sparse, making sightings easier and more numerous. The green season is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing because the abundance of water tends to disperse animals and the sightings are not so easy, also because of the lush vegetation. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Botswana and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that makes it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Botswana.

Dry season

April – November

Best for: game viewing in the northern parks, mokoro in the Okavango Delta, canoeing in the Linyanti, exploring the Makgadikgadi Pans and fishing in the Panhandle.

Green season

December – March

Best for: game viewing in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, experiencing the zebra and wildebeest migration in the Makgadikgadi Pans, birdwatching, landscape photography.