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

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

When to go to Chobe National Park, Botswana

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

What to wear/what to pack for Chobe National Park, Botswana by month

January

If you go to Chobe National Park in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Chobe National Park in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Chobe National Park in March, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Chobe National Park in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Chobe National Park in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Chobe National Park in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

October

October here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Chobe National Park is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Chobe National Park is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chobe National Park, Botswana

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chobe National Park, 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 Chobe National Park

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