When is the best time to go to Botswana?

When is the best time to go to Botswana? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Botswana, the weather is good everywhere in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The weather is good all year in Gaborone
  • On average, the warmest months in Gaborone are January, February, March, September, October, November and December, and the coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Tsabong, Ghanzi, Molepolole, Orapa and Serowe, with good weather at least 11 months a year

Annual weather in Botswana

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Botswana for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F to 95°F
3 to 17 days*
February 70°F to 94°F
3 to 14 days*
March 68°F to 92°F
2 to 9 days*
April 65°F to 88°F
1 to 3 days*
May 59°F to 86°F
0 to 1 days*
June 50°F to 83°F
0 days
July 50°F to 83°F
0 days
August 54°F to 90°F
0 days
September 65°F to 99°F
0 days
October 72°F to 101°F
1 to 3 days*
November 74°F to 97°F
2 to 6 days*
December 76°F to 95°F
3 to 14 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Botswana by cities

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The best months to go to Gaborone are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Francistown are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Maun are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Temperatures and rainfall in Botswana

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Botswana and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Tsabong and Ghanzi.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Botswana

Find out when Botswana has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Botswana

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May and June. The number of visitors to Botswana is high in: July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Botswana: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Botswana: April, May and June.
  • High season in Botswana: October and November.
  • Peek season in Botswana: July, August, September and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Botswana month by month

Average price for flights to Botswana

A return flight between London and Gaborone is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 952 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 596 more for your airline ticket to Gaborone if you go in august.

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Where to go in Botswana?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

About Botswana

What can I do in Botswana?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Botswana reliable?

Climate data for Botswana has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Botswana allows us to determine the average for each month in Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, Tsabong, Ghanzi, Kasane, Molepolole, Orapa and and 1 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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