Botswana

Botswana in September

september weather and when to go

Botswana generally has a hot, dry, subtropical desert climate and this is epitomised in September. There may be the occasional thunderstorm but generally sunshine prevails. 

Temperatures in September start to creep back up and with lows of only around 13°C days and evenings are generally pleasant. Maximum temperatures can head back above 30°C in the height of the day, so sun cream and hats are advisable. 

Rainfall remains at next to nothing meaning even more game surrounding the minimal waterholes that remain.

The ratios of water/land based activities changes somewhat from August to September and then again into October so if you have particular camps you want to visit or activities you want to participate in please ask our destination specialists for advice.

This is one of the last months that mekoro rides and walking safaris will be available to you due to the optimal conditions so it is good to make the most of them while you can. Mekoro rides give you a different perspective of the wildlife as you navigate waterways, past thirsty elephants drinking from the same body of water you are floating in.

Arabella, one of our Botswana experts says “September is the best time for game as this is the end of the dry season, so the bush is less dense and animals congregate around the waterholes, and it is before it gets too hot.” Please get in touch if you have any specific questions about Botswana and when to go and Arabella or Carina will be more than happy to help.

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