We often get asked this question when guests are planning their safari to Botswana. Our answer is that each season has its own peculiarities and offers something unique. It will also depend on the main focus of your safari i.e water based activities, birding or game drives. The truth is a visit to the Okavango Delta is rewarding any time of the year and certainly a destination to be included in your safari itinerary
March and April (cooler weather)
Between March and April the daytime temperatures are a bit cooler compared to the previous months. You still might need a light jacket in the early mornings and evenings.
May and June (winter months – dry season)
Temperatures are very pleasant during the day with blue and clear skies but they considerably drop at night. There is nothing to worry about – a good along with fleece a jacket and a soft scarf will keep you warm in the mornings when hitting the road on your game drive.
July to August (milder temperatures – dry season)
July and August are travellers’ favourite months to visit the Delta as temperatures are at their mildest during the day and at night. Saying this, it has to be noted that July and August are peak season months.
September and October (hotter weather – dry season)
From September onwards the temperatures start rising and the weather becomes hot, especially in October.
November to March (rainy season)
The rainy season starts around late November and last until March (which is the summer months). The November rains bring along some soothing with the characteristic late afternoon summer thunderstorms and as the rains become more frequent the bush babies arrive, plants regenerate and food becomes abundant. Furthermore, there are fewer travellers and the rates are also lower.