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Botswana in September


Featuring hot dry days and balmy evenings, September is one of the best months for travellers to Botswana to see loads of big game, particularly when wildlife is clustered around scarce water sources.

What's the weather going to be like in Botswana in September?

  • Days are very warm, with lows of just 13 degrees or so, and evenings are very pleasant
  • It’s dry season, so there’s a hot subtropical climate
  • Maximum temperatures can climb above 30 degrees during the day
  • Hot enough for shorts and T-shirts, with longer layers for evening use
  • Amidst parched and bare landscapes, there’s super-bright sunshine

What are the highlights of visiting Botswana in September?

  • September is highly suitable for sun worshippers
  • There are no mosquitoes about
  • The majority of the country’s parks are at their best for viewing game
  • Numbers of elephant throughout the Linyanti and Chobe regions are unmatched elsewhere in Africa at any other time of year, and it’s well worth visiting the Kwando and Selinda reserves as well
  • Thinned-out bush and massive concentrations of animals around scarce water sources makes for plenty of sightings
  • Wildlife around water sources is a subject for fantastic photographic safari, while walks and mokoro excursions have lots to offer too

Any lowlights?

  • Availability of properties across the north of the country can be low
  • Peak rates apply
  • For some travellers, it might feel too hot

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