Botswana

Botswana in December

december weather and where to go

From December onwards herbivores give tend to give birth meaning sightings of new born antelope such as gemsbok and impala are common but also subsequently, more predators are on the lookout. This means sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah are likely, particularly in the Kalahari parks and your guide will be on hand to spot them in the wilderness.

It is important to note, that December has quite high humidity in the mornings so although temperatures are more moderate than November, looking at around 20°C - 33°C, humidity will make early drives slightly more uncomfortable. Throughout the day humidity will decline and with rains bringing extra relief afternoons are likely to be pleasant.

With the green season in full flow, December can be a wetter yet quieter time to visit Botswana.

Prices start to drop once you have come out of the peak season (May – October) so December can be an ideal time to get away to a warmer climate over the festive period with the benefit of a reduced price tag. This does mean that some camps and lodges may close so please ask us about availability during this time.

December is a great time for botanists and birdwatchers alike. Many trees and flowers will be coming into full bloom so landscapes will be lush and verdant. In line with this, many migratory birds such as kingfishers, cuckoos and kites arrive and can be seen whirling their way around the parks. Please ask your guide if you have any particular interests and they may be able to tailor your drives to your preferences.

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