Kalahari, Botswana: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Kalahari, Botswana? If you're planning to go to Kalahari, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kalahari, Botswana

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

Important essentials for Kalahari, Botswana

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Kalahari can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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February

February for Kalahari can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Kalahari can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Kalahari during April, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot 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 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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May

If you go to Kalahari in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Kalahari in June, 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). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you vacation in Kalahari during July, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in Kalahari is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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September

If you go to Kalahari in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Kalahari in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you visit Kalahari during November, you may find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

If you visit Kalahari during December, you will probably find that it is blindingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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