A common concern of travelers is to know what is the best time of year to visit a certain country.

In the case of Botswana, the first thing you should know is that the country has a wet and a dry season that sets the pace for wildlife. So, if you want to enjoy the wonders of this country, stay until the end of this post to find out what is the best time to travel to Botswana.


The climate of Botswana is typical of southern Africa, although with less rainfall than the countries further east. As it does not have direct contact with the sea, it has a desert and subtropical climate, characterized by large differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures.

The rainy season in the country starts from November to March.

The dry season, the temperature varies according to the month. In May you will find minimums of 10ºC, and maximums of almost 30ºC. From June to August, on the other hand, the minimums are 6ºC and the maximum 25ºC, so you should bring something warm. In September and October, the last two months of the dry season, temperatures can reach almost 40ºC during daylight hours.

Botswana is a leading year-round birding and photography destination, however » the green season » in the summer months is the best time to visit Botswana, both for the number and diversity of species.