Weather & Climate – Botswana
Climate Chart Maun – 929m / 3,048ft
Botswana has a subtropical desert climate characterized by great differences in day and night temperatures, and low humidity overall. It receives virtually no rainfall for six months of the year, with the wettest months being December to March. Winter and summer is at opposite times of the year to Europe and North America, and they correspond to the Dry and Wet season respectively.
Maun's Climate Compared to Botswana's Parks
The climate of Botswana’s northern parks is similar to Maun, but in the Okavango temperatures are slightly more moderate due to the abundance of water. Parks located in the drier Kalahari environment will be more extreme – hotter during the day and colder or freezing at night. The south and west experiences slightly less rainfall.
Dry Season –May to October – Winter
There is little to no rain during the entire winter and humidity is low, typically 20% to 40%. Animals will concentrate around waterholes and rivers when other water sources dry up.