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Botswana in October

October

October heralds the start of the transitional season, with temperatures sometimes soaring over 104°F – safarists can look out for huge herds of elephant and fabulous lilac-breasted roller too.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 95°F
  • Night time minimum temperature = 64°F
  • Average rainfall = 13mm
  • Average sunshine = 9.5 hours

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

  • Days are pretty sultry, and night temperatures are high
  • It’s the beginning of the transitional season, with notably high temperatures
  • Temperatures generally hover around 93°F, but they can soar to 111°F, which is too hot for some travelers
  • Hot enough for light clothing, with light waterproofs for rains towards the end October

What are the highlights of visiting Botswana in October?

  • October is perfect for hot weather fans
  • Mosquito and general bug numbers are low
  • Game viewing is excellent, as the heat drives wildlife towards scarce water sources – huge herds of elephant are seen in the Chobe and Linyanti regions
  • Breeding season for the lilac-breasted roller begins – the little birds are numerous and very animated all through the Okavango Delta area
  • Increased activity around waterholes is great for photos featuring impressive numbers of wildlife

Any lowlights?

  • There’s low availability of properties across the north of Botswana
  • Prices tend to be at their highest throughout October, though they might ease off as the end of the month approaches
  • The very hot temperatures can feel stifling

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