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Botswana Travel Guide

Imagine a place where fertile land sits in contrast with a red desert and where fiery sunsets transform into star-studded nights. Or, where magnificent animals roam in the largest numbers. That land is Botswana, and extraordinary adventures await. In the midst of it are visitors just like you seeking a glimpse of its natural splendour. 

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The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    July to October

    Funny enough, Botswana’s dry season is its winter season, and it’s usually around this time when tourists descend upon the country. Not that you can blame them. The dry months when there’s less foliage and there’s less water available are the best time to spot wildlife, especially around watering holes. This season is best spent in Okavango, Moremi and Chobe if you can forgive the higher rates, the excruciating daytime heat, which gets even worse around October, and the freezing nighttime temperatures. If you’re on a limited budget, it might be best to wait until the crowds have cleared in November when prices have dropped considerably.

  2. Low Season

    December to April

    Also called the Green Season, Botswana’s wettest months are essentially its low season. It’s because most of the parks and reserves are incredibly overgrown and carpeted with flora making it difficult to see the animals. Of course, sometimes rain doesn’t come at all and you’re lucky to enjoy cooler, tolerable temperatures and less obstructed views. But sometimes, you’re better off bird watching or focusing your attention in Nxai Pan National Park and Central Kalahari. The bad news is not all camps and lodges are open. There’s also the downside that you’ll have a higher risk of catching malaria. The good news is that rates are dirt-cheap. 

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