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Botswana in December

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Botswana in December

December and January are Botswana’s wettest months, with afternoon thunderstorms a regular feature across the country. The rains are cooling, but daytime temperatures remain high, averaging in the low 30°C/86°F, but with hot days of up to 40°C/104°F or more. Nights tend to be humid and warm, often not dropping below 20°C/68°F.

The clear atmosphere and thunderclouds make for excellent photographic safaris, and you can expect a spectacular thunderstorm every few days.

The Savuti region is beautiful
The Savuti region in Botswana is beautiful

December is the start of the summer ‘green season’ when the vegetation recovers and grazing land is plentiful. New-born calves frolic on the Kalahari plains and are often targeted by the ever-present predators. As the pans slowly fill, more and more animals are drawn to the central parks, and both the Central Kalahari and Nxai Pans National Parks have abundant wildlife.

The Savuti region is also packed with game, although the elephants along the Chobe River are beginning to disperse as more water and vegetation becomes available inland.

The mighty Chobe river is a wildlife magnet - especially in the dry season when water is scarce
The mighty Chobe river is a wildlife magnet

As the rains intensify, the roads around the pans deteriorate. Thick mud can make some tracks impassable, and it’s a good idea to travel in a convoy. The roads through and around Moremi also get worse as the rains continue. Large holes in the roads fill with water, and the going can be very slow as you navigate the deep pools and fallen tree trunks.

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