​Weather & Climate – Kwando

Anthony Ham
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.

Climate Chart Kwando Concession

Climate Chart Kwando Concession – 934-1,024m / 3,064-3,360ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Visitors to Kwando Concession will experience warm to hot weather, as well as a distinct Dry and Wet season. Don’t forget to pack warm clothing for early morning game drives and boat trips, especially in June and July, the coolest months of the year.

Dry Season April to October

The last showers of the Wet season typically fall in April. June and July are the coolest months. Temperatures start climbing in August, peaking in October.

  • April & May – At the beginning of the Dry season, the vegetation is still green. The middle of the day can still be hot – temperatures up to 30°C/86°F are not uncommon.
  • June, July & August – It hardly ever rains in the heart of the Dry season. Afternoon temperatures reach a very pleasant 26°C/79°F on average. Early mornings are nippy, however, with temperatures struggling to get above 7°C/45°F.
  • September & October – The end of the Dry season sees temperatures on the rise before the rains break. October is scorching with average afternoon temperatures of 34°C/93°F. Nights and mornings are much better.

Wet Season November to March

It immediately cools down a bit after the first rains, and the dust settles. Afternoon thunderstorms and short showers are typical, although normally it won’t rain all day. Afternoon temperatures average 32°C/90°F throughout the Wet season.

  • November & December – Temperatures tend to build before the rain and drop afterward, but rainfall is sporadic. It is hot and mostly sunny. At around 19°C/66°F, the early mornings are the most comfortable time of the day.
  • January & February – There is rain most afternoons, but it is normally over in a few hours. These are the wettest months. Heavy storms are common.
  • March – The rains are diminishing. Expect rainfall every couple of days, usually in the form of a storm. Mornings are a bit cooler at 18°C/64°F.

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