Botswana is one of the best nations to visit in Africa. There are so many reasons why you should plan for a trip in this great country. So what is the right time to travel to Botswana? The answer to this question will depend on what your interests are and what you would like to see and experience when you visit Botswana. Here is what to expect in Botswana in September.
Weather and climate
The weather is generally hot in September. Thunderstorms may be experienced occasionally, but sunshine always prevails in the month of September in Botswana. Also, this is the time when temperature begins to return back to normal with 13 degrees Celsius being the lowest temperature to expect during the night and an average of 33 degrees Celsius during the day. So, remember to bring your hats and sun creams.
What wildlife can be seen
If you want to enjoy Africa safaris, a trip to Botswana could be the best thing that you can do for yourself. This is the time that you will see a wide variety of wildlife animals. Some of the animals that you will see include elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, zebras, wild dogs, primates, rhinos, cheetahs, hippopotami, leopards, lions and more. However, it’s wise to note that these animals are available in different areas, so should know where to find the animals that you are interested in seeing.
September is the time when buffaloes and elephants begin to gather around the remaining natural water sources. It’s the perfect time to see them because they will be looking for existing water bodies, and it’s quite remarkable to see them in plenty. The best place to view them is in the Chobe National Park. Also, you can enjoy walking safaris and mokoro rides.
What to pack
It’s always wise to consider the weather and climate of the place that you are visiting before you pack. In September, it’s always cold in the mornings and evenings. In this light, you should pack some few warm clothes. Also, because of the warm weather during the day, a pair of sunglasses, sunblock, and a hat are a must have.
When it comes to clothing, collared long-sleeve shirts, pants, hiking or closed shoes are preferred. Long-sleeve shirts are recommended because they help protect your skin from the effects of direct sunlight and insect bites. Also, if it’s warm, you can always fold your shirt and roll it over when it’s cold.