Cheaper rates and high availability, except over Christmas/New Year.
Rains can disrupt travel, making off-road driving difficult.
Zebra migration in the Makgadikgadi Pans and migratory birds elsewhere.
High season in the Kalahari.
(Apr, May & Nov)
May nights can be cold, but otherwise a lovely, cheaper time to visit.
Rains sometimes last into April and some trails still waterlogged.
Water levels in the delta unpredictable at this time.
(Jun or Jul–Oct)
Peak rates and low availability for lodges across the north.
Warm days and mild nights, but October can be oppressively hot.
Extremely cold nights in the Kalahari, where it's low season.
Campsites booked out months in advance.