When to visit Botswana
The Tropic of Capricorn passes right through Botswana's centre and the country experiences surprisingly variant weather.
Winter months (June to early-September) are dry, clear and sunny. Daytime temperatures are pleasant, around the early 20s but nights can be very chilly with temperatures dropping well into single figures. This is the best season to see wildlife, which collects around shrinking waterholes and is easily spotted wandering over dry plains.
By contrast, summer is wet and humid, with temperatures reaching well into the 30s. The end of summer (February and early-March) is excellent bird watching time, but don't expect to see too much wildlife, which is obscured by long grass. Some country roads are also muddy and frequently impassable.
Climate for this destination