Best Time to Visit – Linyanti

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

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

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Botswana.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Botswana.

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Linyanti Concession can be visited any time of the year, but the best time for general wildlife viewing – elephant specifically – is in the dry months, from May to October. However, the Wet season is the time to see the zebra migration. In November, the zebras foal in Savuti, and they congregate around Linyanti between February and April.

Best Time May to October (Best general wildlife viewing)
High Season July to October (High season rates may apply; small exclusive lodges never get busy)
Low Season November to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather October (It gets extremely hot)

April to October Dry Season

  • As the Dry season progresses, wildlife viewing gets better and better
  • Lodges charge high season rates from July to October
  • September and October are very hot

November to March Wet Season

  • Zebra calving and migration occurs in these months
  • Migrants are here, and many birds are breeding, making it the best time for bird watching
  • The scenery is lush and green
  • There is less general wildlife
  • It is very hot
  • Afternoon rains can sometimes restrict activities
  • Roads might deteriorate

Wildlife Photos

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