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

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

When to go to Francistown, Botswana

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Francistown in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Francistown during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Francistown in March, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Francistown during April, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Francistown in May, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Francistown in June, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Francistown in July, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Francistown during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Francistown during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Francistown during October, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in Francistown is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Francistown during December, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Francistown, 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 Francistown

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