Geography and Terrain of Botswana
Botswana is a landlocked country, which means that it does not have any sea or ocean bordering it. It is located in southern Africa, and shares borders with South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. The country is predominately flat with the exception of a few hilly areas. It is home to the largest inland delta area in the world - the Okavango Delta.
Botswana is a semi-arid country, and it has a relatively short rainy season. The summers can be uncomfortably hot with temperatures rising above 45 degrees Celsius regularly - the average summer temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius. There can be cool winds during the 'colder' months when the average daily temperature falls to about 14 degrees Celsius.
Seasons in Botswana
The seasons in Botswana are loosely:
- Dry Season - April to October
- Wet Season - November to March
The coolest time of year in Botswana is between May and August. It is usually hot during the daytime, but it can get very cold at night. The extreme difference in temperature between day and night in this part of the world during winter can take visitors by surprise, and if they are going to be outside it might get them into trouble. It is always important to have some extra clothing with you if you are going to be outdoors at night.
The best time of year to experience the wildlife in Botswana is between April and October. The fact that this is the dry season means that animals will tend to congregate around the main watering holes and this makes it much easier to find them. If visitors plan to come to Botswana to go on Safari this would be a good time to do it.
The high temperatures between November and March can make things uncomfortably hot and sticky.