December to March
It can be very hot and wet, with roads becoming muddy and impassable, especially after heavy rains. This is Botswana at its most beautiful. Game will have dispersed and made its way into the interior, but all the migrant birds will be breeding, and the animals will have dropped their young. The bush will transform from this parched and sun ravaged fall-out zone into a noisy, lush, magical landscape, full of brimming pans, alive with wildfowl and migrants. Gone are those huge herds congregating along the rivers and waterholes but this is made up for by the sheer beauty and life that the rain.