Best Time to Visit – Bwabwata NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

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Although Bwabwata can be visited year-round, the Dry season (June to September) is slightly better for viewing wildlife. Animals congregate around reliable water sources and foliage shrinks back due to the lack of rain, making it easier to spot wildlife.

Best Time June to September (Animals congregate around water sources)
High Season October to March (The park never gets crowded)
Low Season December to June (Low season rates may apply in some lodges)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather September to December (Very hot)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Vegetation thins and animals cluster together near water
  • Although it’s warm, the heat doesn’t become overbearing (except during October)
  • Even during peak tourist season, the park isn’t crowded
  • The sky can be hazy as it gets very dry and dusty

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Flowers are prominent, the sky is clear and the scenery beautiful
  • Newborn animals can be seen and wildlife appears healthy
  • Birding is more productive with the arrival of migrant bird species
  • The rains come as a relief to the dry conditions
  • The heat can be stifling
  • Animals are more scattered and wildlife viewing is more difficult

Wildlife Photos

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