Botswana is in an arid region and should be dry and desolate throughout. Although this is the case in the deserts of south, the annual arrival of flood waters into the north of the country sustains an astonishing amount of wildlife and creates the famous Okavango Delta. The fact that this flood arrives during the country’s long dry season makes this even more remarkable and helps to maintain a large population of big game animals and associated carnivores. Access to water is key to the country’s wildlife and only by understanding the complex weather and flood patterns can you truly understand the country’s wildlife movements. Here we provide a comprehensive guide to Botswana’s weather, seasons and how this relates to the wildlife of each area.
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