Botswana, Botswana: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Botswana, Botswana? If you're planning to go to Botswana, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Botswana, Botswana

Based on the climate and weather in Botswana, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Botswana, Botswana by month

January

If you are traveling to Botswana in January, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

February

February here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

March

If you are traveling to Botswana in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

April

Traveling to Botswana in April, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

May

May in Botswana very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

June

June very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

July

July for Botswana very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

August

August in Botswana very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you are traveling to Botswana in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

October

If you go to Botswana in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

November

If you go to Botswana in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

December

If you go to Botswana in December, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Botswana, Botswana

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Botswana, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Botswana

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