What You Should Know for Your Botswana Safari

Planning a safari to Botswana can be tiresome and exciting at the same time. After all, you want your holiday to be perfect. Here are some more things that you should know before embarking on one of the greatest adventures of your life.


Botswana experiences low annual rainfall. The rains come during October or November and they can last until March or April. These are hot and humid months. When the rains come, the roads turn muddy and it can be impossible to travel at times. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes there are dry spells between those months. May ushers in sunny days and cold nights. April to October is typically dry.

So when is the best time to visit?

It really depends on your budget and what you want to do. The peak season is between July to October. October is the hottest, most expensive and busiest time of the year. If you want to go during this month, be sure to make reservations months or even a year before your planned trip. April to October is the best time to view game. If bird watching is your thing, you can visit during November to March but be warned that this is a wet season so travel can be difficult and some lodges might be closed. If you want discounted rates, travel from December to May when the greenery grows and blossoms. It is hard to view game during these dates that is why discounts are given.

Accommodation Options

Whether you want to rough it, camp out or bask in the lap of luxury, Botswana has it all for you. You can choose from luxurious lodges that are built in the middle of the wilderness. Imagine getting a massage or lounging around in a Jacuzzi with the trees, the animals and the stars as your backdrop. The luxury packages are best for honeymooners looking for an intimate, romantic escape.

You can also go for the classic safari that allows you to stay in tents. Don’t worry, these tents have en suite facilities to cater to your needs. You will be able to view game right outside your deck.

For the ultimate adventurer and outdoors person, there are safaris that take you in the middle of the wilderness where you can spend the night watching nocturnal creatures, eating dinner around a campfire or simply gazing at the incredible skies of Botswana filled with stars. You get to sleep in the middle of it all.

What’s the best place to visit in Botswana?

Truth is, there is no definite best. Everything in Botswana is a unique experience. You just have to find a combination of the things that you want to do and enjoy to make your safari the best experience in your life.

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