Botswana

Botswana in August

august weather and when to go

As the winter season progresses in Botswana, clear skies are the order of the day. 

Temperatures are likely to be below 10°C in the mornings and evenings, even dropping down to freezing overnight. Therefore it is possible that there will be frost on the ground when you wake for your early morning drives. Don’t worry though, you will be provided with warm cosy blankets for your drives. This frost will create a pretty landscape for your photography and as the sun rises you’ll start to thaw out. Of course, the excitement and anticipation of seeing a pride of lions or heard of elephants often warms you up too.

This month is almost bone dry and due to the lack of clouds, evenings and nights are significantly colder than previous months.

Between August and September southern carmine bee-eaters arrive and their pinkish-red plumage can be seen across the savannahs. These are perhaps the most vibrant of the bee-eater family so are a great spot! They generally stay in Botswana until around March-April but are perhaps more notice as they migrate over from other African countries.

Camps in Botswana vary greatly throughout the year in terms of what wildlife is best to view. Some camps will be 50/50 water/land ratio in August whereas others will be 100% land or 100% water based. Therefore, it is important to decide what activities you wish to partake in and then ask our specialists for their advice on which camps will be best for you. If you want a variety of all these options as part of your safari then our team will be able to help you plan accordingly.

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