Best Time to Visit – Selinda

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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Selinda Concession can be visited throughout the year. The reserve is located within a migration route for elephant, zebra and other herbivores. These animals arrive in the area around June, when water has dried up further away from the river and marshes. They usually move on around December.

Best Time July to October (Best 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

  • Wildlife watching gets better with the progression of the Dry season
  • Lodges charge high season rates from July to October
  • September and October are very hot

November to March Wet Season

  • A lot of wildlife is around until December
  • This is the best time for bird watchers
  • Low season rates apply
  • The scenery is lush and green with many flowers
  • There is less wildlife
  • It is very hot
  • Afternoon rainstorms can sometimes interfere with activities
  • Roads can deteriorate

Wildlife Photos

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