Best Time to Visit – Northern Tuli GR

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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Wildlife viewing is best during the Dry season, from May to September, when animals come to drink at the rivers. The semi-arid area encourages animals to migrate from afar to the few remaining water sources. Vegetation is thinner in the Dry season as well, which means high-quality predator sightings.

Best Time May to September (Winter)
High Season July to December (High season rates apply but the park never gets busy)
Low Season January to June (Low season rates apply)
Best Weather March to May (Less hot than mid-summer with warm nights and fresh air from the summer rains)
Worst Weather November to February (It gets very hot)

May to September Dry Season

  • Animals gather around water, which makes them easier to find
  • Not as hot in the middle of the day
  • Nights and early mornings are chilly
  • The sky is hazy, and the scenery isn’t as beautiful and lush

October to April Wet Season

  • The scenery is lush, and the skies are bright
  • Baby animals may be spotted
  • Ideal time for birding with the arrival of migratory birds
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as in the Dry season
  • It gets extremely hot

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