What is the best time to travel
Best Time to Travel to Botswana

Autumn and winter, from April through August, are excellent times to visit Botswana, because the days are lovely and the wildlife always stay closer to their water sources, making it easier for tourists to observe them. On the other hand, this time of year is also the time of European, North American and South African school holidays, so things can be congested. From the end of June through to late September is the least crowded times to visit. Keep in mind when planning your trip that December to March it is incredibly difficult to get around Chobe and Moremi national parks due to heavy rains and many lodges will be closed.

Follow the links below to get the best time to travel in selected cities within the country.


January - New Year's Day

March - Good Friday

March - Easter

March - Easter Monday

May - Labour Day

May - Ascension

July - Sir Seretse Khama Day

July - President's Day Holiday*

September - Botswana Day

December - Christmas Day

December - Boxing Day

Weekend Sunday