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When to go to Botswana

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Visiting Botswana in January & February

Selinda Reserve, Botswana

January is the heart of the rainy season, so expect spectacular afternoon thunderstorms and warm temperatures – around 30C during the day and 20C at night. This is peak breeding time for many migratory birds. The young of grazing animals, though fast-developing, are still the favourite prey of big cats and wild dog.

The rains continue throughout February. Expect a mixture of bright sun and more dramatic afternoon storms – another month of photogenic wonder. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 40C, while the evenings remain around 20C. Various species gather around ripening fruit trees, but the resident big game tends to spread out in search of easy access to water. Waterlilies are flowering while frogs, birds and butterflies are constantly busy. 

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