January weather and when to go
January and February are the peak of Botswana’s rainy season with an average rainfall over 100mm a month. Although this comes in downpours and can be somewhat unpredictable, January is still one of the least favourable times to visit. Temperatures are cooler than October – December though, so if this is preferable for you then it will still be possible to visit in January.
Being off-season, January is a significantly cheaper time to visit, but as with December, this means some lodges and camps may close. Please ask one of our safari experts and they will be able to advise the best locations for your chosen time of year.
Temperatures average around 32°C throughout January which may drop somewhat during and after the rains.