• Black maned lion of the Kalahari, Botswana

July weather and when to go

July weather and when to go

July is a peak month to travel to Botswana, again increasing numbers and prices, and making availability more limited. It is an ideal time for game viewing though, so if you need to travel in the northern hemisphere summer holidays this is a good time to go. 

This month boasts the statistic that it receives less than 10% of the annual rainfall in Botswana. Therefore, for those seeking out dry climes rather than particularly warm ones this can be perfect. Due to the minimal rainfall, watering holes dry up further condensing game and birdlife to smaller areas. This means sightings are more likely but also that other game drive vehicles will probably be hovering around similar locations. However, our guides will aim to get you in the right places at the right time so you have optimal game viewing.

Leopard, Botswana

Due to low levels of rain mosquitoes are almost non-existent at this time which is one less thing to take into consideration.

July can be a great time to take a mekoro ride in one of Botswana’s wet camps such as Pom Pom or Kanana. Botswana is renowned for mekoro rides and these camps offer scenic views and great game and bird viewing.

With the start of the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere at this time, lodges get booked up quickly and availability becomes limited quite early in the year. It is best to try and arrange Botswana safaris for July well in advance of travel, however do get in touch as often we can help out at late notice.

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Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Botswana. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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