Of all the travel destinations throughout Africa, Botswana is one of my favorites. Why? Discuss your options to watch some of the most interesting animals! Because it is known for its wild views, planning your trip to the air and how it impacts the land is key.
The country has two major seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.
Knowing when they are and how they affect the flora and fauna is important. If you are looking to see wild animals and elephants or you seem to catch a macro (traditional boat) near the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta…
I will break down the best times to travel to Botswana!
Don't forget the 10 days of my trip to Botswana!
September to November
The spring season of Botswana is September to the end of November, and is considered the season of the country. During those months, the temperature rises and the ground withers.
Activities during the middle of the day are best to avoid as the storm may be over 40 C (or 104 F)! Migratory migratory birds are active late in the season and often encounter the first rains.
Do not let your heat prevent you despite the many exciting events that can happen in September to December!
On September 30th, locals celebrate Botswana Day, a day that serves as a reminder of the country's progress since independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Okavango River Cruise
December to March
Come December, the rain is officially starting, marking the beginning of summer.
Unfortunately, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable during the summer months. Not only is it not too warm, but there is also a chance that the rain will not come at all.
However, if it rains & # 39; o, the image of Africa is completely changed. The flowers begin to bloom and the ground that once was brown and dry is covered with greenery. This, of course, attracts animals and you will likely find zebras, warthogs, and impalas everywhere you turn.
The green vegetation makes this the perfect time to visit Botswana.
While some camps are closed during the rainy months, others are open and offer discounts to attract seasonal visitors. The rain is not normal and the days are always sunny and with the slightest rainfall in the afternoon so if you want to experience a little rain, humidity, and mosquitoes, this is one of the best times to visit.
Several celebrations take place during the summer months, too! In February, the country is celebrating World Heritage Day, an event that focuses on the environment and conservation. In March in Gaborone, the Maitisong Festival runs for nine days and includes traditional dance, music, and theater.
April to September
Finally, April to September is about the dry season.
All of the floods caused by the rains moved toward the deltas, attracting thousands of animals. You will be able to see a large herd of elephants, poultry, and bacteria along with hunters.
This dry season also means less mosquitoes and gauze bugs so you do not need to spend time covering calamine oils!
Temperatures average around 75 degrees during the day and can fall to at least 35 degrees during the evening so it would be wise to wear layers, especially if you plan to go for a night out,
If you are interested in learning more about Botswana's fascinating history and culture, visit April and participate in the Maun Festival, a two-day festival that includes music, dance, and poetry.
Regardless of the time of year, the wildlife and scenery of Botswana will throw you out of the water. In terms of weather, October and November can be very hot, while January and February are the hottest seasons.
If you want to watch the game unfold, plan your trip during the dry season (April to September). If you love birds, visit Botswana between December and March and experience the beautiful country season!
Have you ever been to Botswana or are you planning a future trip? Let me know in the comments below!