Best Time To Visit – Mokolodi NR
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.
Wildlife viewing in Mokolodi Nature Reserve isn’t that affected by the seasons and rainfall pattern, as is the case in other reserves, because it is small and contained. However, afternoon game drives may be interrupted by rain in the Wet season, from October to April, and during these months, a 4x4 will be necessary for self-drive visitors. The reserve sometimes closes from December to March.
May to September –Dry Season – Winter
- Very dry and usually sunny
- Less hot in the middle of the day
- Roads are in good condition
- Vegetation is thinner, which makes wildlife sightings easier
- Warm clothing is essential for morning activities
- The sky can be hazy with a lot of dust in the air
October to April –Wet Season – Summer
- Lush landscapes and scenery
- A chance to see newborn animals
- Migrating bird species are present, a highlight for birders
- Wildlife viewing is only marginally less good than in the Dry season
- The park can get busy during the December school holidays
- The heat can become unbearable
- Afternoon rain can restrict game drives
- The roads might get bad, and a 4x4 is essential if self-driving