A trip to Botswana is a window into the Africa of old, where wildlife roams the streets of towns and ancient cultural customs are present. With 40+ percent of the country designated as protected game-viewing areas, Botswana's safaris are wild, breathtaking and guaranteed to be jam-packed full of animals.
The Okavango Delta, Africa's largest wetland wilderness, is the crown jewel in any safari and teems with animals year-round. Much of the rest of the country is made up of the Kalahari Desert, with the Central Kalahari home to the ancient San people, whose culture is the oldest in the world.
Generally wet and humid near the Delta. A good time to visit the Central Kalahari.
Like January, it's wet and humid near the Delta but less wet in the Central Kalahari.
A fresh, green month with mixed rain. A good time for birding.
Often dry and sunny days, though still chance of rain.
Much less rain. A good time to benefit from shoulder season rates and fewer tourists.
The beginning of dry season. Temperatures decline and wildlife spotting starts to become easier.
Conditions start to reach their best. Cold evenings.
Game viewing conditions reach their optimum. Lovely weather.
Temperatures starts to pick up. Conditions still perfect.
Temperatures still climbing and the terrain starts to look dry.
An unpredictable month depending on whether the rains are early or late.
The rains return to dry lands.