Botswana is open all year round so a visit can be planned for any time in the year. The ‘green season’ of the rains (December to March) is when some lodges close for refurbishment. It is also low season so flights into Botswana, within the country, accommodation and lodges often offer special deals. The downside is that the rains scatter wildlife in search of greener pastures and grass is high so that game viewing is not at its best.
Many choose to visit Botswana in the cooler months from April to October. This is when the landscape is much drier. It also means that game viewing is much more concentrated due to the lack of grazing, the scarcity of water and the lack of high, dense vegetation.