October weather and when to go
October is the beginning of the transitional season with notably high temperatures. This generally sits at around 34°C but can surge to 44°C+ making it too hot for some. Humidity varies greatly in winter but is usually at a pleasant level throughout October as spring unfolds.
For more moderate temperatures in October head to the Okavango Delta. The climate is tempered by the plentiful water yet still remains warm. Spring in the Okavango gives you the opportunity to see, and more noticeably, hear, the stunning lilac-breasted rollers during their breeding season. These multi-coloured birds are loud and abundant throughout the Okavango region during spring and it is a delightful sight to behold.
If you would like to travel in October and enjoy the heat then dryland areas such as Chief’s Island and Moremi are great, although we suggest staying at a camp with a plunge pool!