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

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

When to go to Okavango Delta, Botswana

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

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

January

In January, Okavango Delta can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Okavango Delta, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Okavango Delta is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Okavango Delta, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Okavango Delta during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Okavango Delta in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Okavango Delta is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Okavango Delta is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Okavango Delta during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Okavango Delta in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Okavango Delta in October, you will notice that it is sweltering and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts

November

November in Okavango Delta is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

December

If you vacation in Okavango Delta during December, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Okavango Delta, 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 Okavango Delta

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