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

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

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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 Okavango Delta, Botswana

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

In February, Okavango Delta is really 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.

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March

If you go to Okavango Delta in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April here can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

If you vacation in Okavango Delta during May, you will probably find that it is 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 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you visit Okavango Delta during June, you will probably notice 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 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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July

July in this region 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 once in a while.

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August

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

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September

If you vacation in Okavango Delta during September, you may find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October here is sizzling and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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November

If you visit Okavango Delta during November, you are likely to notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 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 regularly.

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December

If you visit Okavango Delta during December, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering. 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 regularly.

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