WHEN TO VISIT BOTSWANA
While there are plenty of wildlife throughout the year, visitors looking to see the most number and diversity of animals should come in the dry winter, from May to October. In these months, the animals come to take advantage of the remaining waterholes before moisture disappears into vapor, and the vegetation is sparser, making the game easier to see. Additionally, the Okavango Delta is at its peak at the start of the winter season. Temperatures are also in the comfortable range, and therefore encourages more time spent outdoors. The Chobe, Savuti, Linyanti, Kwando and Okavango Delta are the best places to go at this time.
In the rainy summer months, there are abundant watering holes and vegetation grows to prominence, providing hiding spots for many animals – both predator and prey – that are scattered about and some migrate out and into. However, the migratory birds come roosting in the Okavango Delta between November and April and is the best time to catch glimpses of the avian fauna. December through May is the time for visitors who set nature trips among verdant greens and bright flowers above primary game viewing experiences. However, the rains sometimes make certain areas inaccessible, and high temperature and humidity can make the air feel heavy.