Best time to visit, weather and climate Botswana

Best time to visit Botswana

The best time to visit Botswana is from january until december, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Botswana is 32°C in december and the lowest is 20°C in july.

The average climate figure for Botswana is an 9,6. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Botswana or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Botswana per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C 31°C 30°C 26°C 24°C 21°C 20°C 25°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 32°C
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24
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Climate Botswana

Botswana has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Botswana is 28° degrees and there is about 205 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 258 days a year with an average humidity of 47% and an UV-index of 6.


Climate Botswana

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 31°C 31°C 30°C 26°C 24°C 21°C 20°C 25°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 32°C
Night 21°C 20°C 18°C 15°C 12°C 8°C 8°C 10°C 14°C 18°C 20°C 21°C
Precip 51
mm
24
mm
24
mm
15
mm
3
mm
2
mm
1
mm
0
mm
1
mm
17
mm
27
mm
38
mm
Rain
days
14 12 10 8 2 1 1 0 2 6 9 13
Dry
days
17 16 21 22 29 29 30 31 28 25 21 18
Sun hours
per day
12 10 10 8 7 7 7 8 10 12 12 12
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 5 6 7 7 7
 


Climate Botswana january

On average, it is maximum 31° in january in Botswana and at least around 21° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february in Botswana and at least around 20° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana march

On average, it is maximum 30° in march in Botswana and at least around 18° degrees. In march there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana april

On average, it is maximum 26° in april in Botswana and at least around 15° degrees. In april there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Botswana and at least around 12° degrees. In may there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana june

On average, it is maximum 21° in june in Botswana and at least around 8° degrees. In june there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana july

On average, it is maximum 20° in july in Botswana and at least around 8° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana august

On average, it is maximum 25° in august in Botswana and at least around 10° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana september

On average, it is maximum 30° in september in Botswana and at least around 14° degrees. In september there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana october

On average, it is maximum 31° in october in Botswana and at least around 18° degrees. In october there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana november

On average, it is maximum 31° in november in Botswana and at least around 20° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Botswana.

Climate Botswana december

On average, it is maximum 32° in december in Botswana and at least around 21° degrees. In december there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Botswana.

14 day weather forecast Botswana

The weather for Gaborone in Botswana will be 31° till 36° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Botswana is based on the weather in Gaborone.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
28 Sep
Helder 31°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 10
Tu
29 Sep
Licht bewolkt 31°C 11°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 9
We
30 Sep
Onweer met regen 30°C 13°C 5.7 mm 65% 6m/s 6
Th
1 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 12°C 0.6 mm 15% 7m/s 6
Fr
2 Oct
Helder 23°C 8°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 10
Sa
3 Oct
Helder 25°C 7°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 9
Su
4 Oct
Helder 27°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Mo
5 Oct
Licht bewolkt 25°C 11°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 10
Tu
6 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 28°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 10
We
7 Oct
Helder 34°C 15°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 10
Th
8 Oct
Helder 35°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
Fr
9 Oct
Helder 34°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 4
Sa
10 Oct
Helder 36°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 4
Su
11 Oct
Helder 31°C 15°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 4

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Flight tickets to Botswana

Botswana has 4 airports which you can fly to:

  • Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
    Gaborone
  • Francistown Airport
    Francistown
  • Maun Airport
    Maun
  • Kasane Airport
    Kasane

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About Botswana

Botswana is in the continental part Africa and the capital is Gaborone. The total surface is 600.370 km² and the population consists of 2.230.905 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 5x smaller than India. 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 7.983 km distance from New Delhi. From Indira Gandhi the flight time is about 11 hours.

Currency Botswana

In Botswana the Botswana pula is used to pay.

Exchange rate Botswana pula (BWP) 28 september 2020

1 Botswana pula = 6,29 Indian rupee
100 Botswana pula = 628,97 Indian rupee

1 Indian rupee = 0,16 Botswana pula
100 Indian rupee = 15,90 Botswana pula

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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.

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:

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Time difference Botswana

In Botswana it is now 08:22 o’clock in the morning on monday 28 september 2020. That is 3,5 hour earlier than in India. The time zone of Botswana is Africa/Gaborone and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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)