In the more north easterly parts of the Chobe National Park rainfall is the most extreme and south western parks such as Kgalagadi, on average, receive notably less rainfall. Gemsbok are the emblem of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and are often seen in larger groups during the rainy season. They are forced to search out fresh vegetation and become nomadic meaning you will see them regularly during game drives here. Birds of prey are also famous at Kgalagadi, seeking out their targets and going in for the kill. This is a spectacular sight for birdwatchers and photographers alike.
If you have a particular interest in birds, the rainy season could be the best time for you to visit. During the drier months it is easier to spot wildlife for a number of reasons; it gathers around water sources and is easier to see in short grasses or dry plains. Being rainy season means it is much harder to see the wildlife as it is more scattered and hides in the long grasses. Please ask our specialists if you have any specific requests or want to know more about travelling to Botswana in January.