Welcome to Botswana

Impressive landscapes from Kalahari Desert's magnitude to the unspoiled wilderness of Okavango Delta

General Info

Weather: Just north of South Africa, Botswana climate conditions are similar to southern Africa with less rainfall than countries further east. Generally rains come in December and March with afternoon thunderstorms; but we can also have bright and sunny days. April and May are generally pleasant with a clear sky and green landscape; temperature drop during the night especially in Kalahari. From June to August temperatures are cold during the night but warmer during the day with a blue and clear sky. From September to November temperature climb with a dry landscape that represent the best time for big game safaris.
  • Dry Season ( daily range ): May is relatively cool in the morning (10ºC - 50ºF / 28ºC - 80ºF) but with warmer afternoons. June, July and August have cold mornings with 6ºC - 42ºF especially in Kalahari and around 25ºC - 78ºF in the afternoon. September and October are hotter with temperature around 38ºC - 100ºF and average temperature remains around 34ºC - 93ºF.
  • Wet Season ( daily range ): November and December are wetter where rains start to appear in the afternoon. Temperatures are cooler between 20ºC - 69ºF and 33ºC - 91ºF. January and February are the wettest months with strong rainfall in the afternoon. Temperature are around 32ºC - 90ºF and high humidity. In March and April rain begins to decrease and is colder; the nights are cooler but the days are temperate with temperature around 30ºC - 87ºF.
Vaccinations: Yellow fever, if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Cholera are recommended for most travellers. The risk of contracting malaria is considered low. But, it is prevalent in the northern regions of Botswana. Check with a travel medicine specialist to see if antimalarials are right for you.
Passport: UK citizens do not need a visa for travel to Botswana that lasts less than 90 days. Passports must be valid for at least six months. Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required if you are travelling from a region where yellow fever is present.
Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, wetlands, lush palms, rugged hills and desert plains scattered with scrubland. The country’s primary tourist drawcard is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari Desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. These natural wonders provide a tranquil haven for an abundance of African wildlife to thrive. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains, which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills, where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.

All Botswana itineraries

Fashinating waterworlds of Africa


Boteti River - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Chobe River Front and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
11 Days - 10 Nights

Savannah splendor


Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Chobe River Front Namibia, Chobe River Front, Linyanti Concessions, Moremi Game Reserve and Boteti River - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
11 Days - 10 Nights