During the summer months of November to April, Botswana experiences its ‘green season’ and the weather can be very hot. Throughout most of these months, the rains are mostly short afternoon showers, with the only continuous rainfall occurring during January and February. Although wildlife is harder to spot amongst the verdant vegetation, the scenery is spectacular at this time.
The wet season also sees many of the herbivore species, including impala and wildebeest, give birth to their young and, alongside these cute newborns, there’s an abundance of migratory bird species to spot. December to April is considered the low season, with rates for services and visitor numbers tending to be lower. Be aware that some lodges and camps also close down during the wettest months.