Weather, climate and best time to go to Botswana

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Botswana

Best time to go to Botswana

Best time to go to Botswana

The best time to go to Botswana is from february until december, in which you have a pleasant till hot temperature and barely till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Botswana is 33° in december and the lowest is 21° in june.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Botswana or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Botswana
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 32° 140 mm
Feb 32° 66 mm
Mar 30° 56 mm
Apr 27° 53 mm
May 25° 10 mm
Jun 21° 9 mm
Jul 21° 3 mm
Aug 25° 1 mm
Sep 30° 7 mm
Oct 32° 43 mm
Nov 32° 89 mm
Dec 33° 91 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Botswana? Go to the full climate information about Botswana

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Botswana indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Botswana.

Best warm months
  General Sunproof Warm
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Climate Botswana

Climate Botswana

In Botswana there are 4 types of climates prevailing, namely the hot semi-arid climate, hot desert climate, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate and subtropical highland climate. The average annual temperature for Botswana is 28° degrees and there is 568 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 225 days a year with an average humidity of 49% and an UV-index of 6.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Gaborone in Botswana per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 32° 23° 140 mm 20 11 2 7
Feb 32° 23° 66 mm 16 12 2 7
Mar 30° 21° 56 mm 13 18 2 7
Apr 27° 18° 53 mm 9 21 2 6
May 25° 15° 10 mm 3 28 2 5
Jun 21° 10° 9 mm 2 28 2 5
Jul 21° 3 mm 2 29 2 5
Aug 25° 12° 1 mm 1 30 2 6
Sep 30° 18° 7 mm 3 27 2 7
Oct 32° 22° 43 mm 10 21 3 7
Nov 32° 23° 89 mm 13 17 2 7
Dec 33° 25° 91 mm 20 11 2 7

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 32° in january in Botswana and at least around 23° degrees. In january there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 140 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Botswana.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 32° in february in Botswana and at least around 23° degrees. In february there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 66 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 30° in march in Botswana and at least around 21° degrees. In march there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 27° in april in Botswana and at least around 18° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 25° in may in Botswana and at least around 15° degrees. In may there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 21° in june in Botswana and at least around 10° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 21° in july in Botswana and at least around 9° degrees. In july there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 25° in august in Botswana and at least around 12° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Botswana and at least around 18° degrees. In september there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 7 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 32° in october in Botswana and at least around 22° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 32° in november in Botswana and at least around 23° degrees. In november there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 89 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 33° in december in Botswana and at least around 25° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 91 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Botswana.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

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Weather statistics Botswana

Weather statistics Botswana

View all weather statistics from Botswana per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Botswana and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Botswana

14 day weather forecast Botswana

The weather for Gaborone in Botswana will be 31° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Broken wolken Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking Helder hemel
Max (°C) 31° 30° 29° 30° 32° 24° 23°
Min (°C) 16° 18° 19° 19° 18° 15°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 9 9 7 6 5 8 8
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel Helder hemel
Max (°C) 23° 23° 26° 29° 30° 29° 28°
Min (°C) 10° 10° 13° 14° 15° 14°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
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About Botswana

About Botswana

Botswana is in the continental part Afrika and the capital is Gaborone. It is 600.370 km² and has a population of 2.230.905. In terms of area, the country is 20x bigger than United Kingdom. If you want to call Botswana you have to use +267 or 00267 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2675012457809 or 002675012457809.


Botswana is in a straight line at 8.840 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour and 05 min.

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Time difference Botswana

Time difference Botswana

In Botswana it is now 18:46 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is equal to the time in United Kingdom. The time zone of Botswana is Africa/Gaborone and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations Botswana

Vaccinations Botswana

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Botswana.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency Botswana

Currency Botswana

In Botswana the Botswaanse pula is used to pay.

Exchange rate Botswaanse pula op
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21 2018

1 Botswaanse pula = € 0,08 euro
100 Botswaanse pula = € 8,04 euro

1 euro = 12,44 Botswaanse pula
100 euro = 1.244,16 Botswaanse pula

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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