Horseback riding in Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Climate for Okavango Big Five Safari


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Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

92

91

90

88

84

80

79

85

93

96

95

92

Average Low Temperature (°F)

68

68

66

60

53

47

46

52

60

67

68

68

Average High Temperature (°C)

33

33

32

31

29

27

26

30

34

36

35

33

Average Low Temperature (°C)

20

20

19

16

11

8

8

11

16

20

20

20

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

12

9

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

6

9

Source: NOAA

 

Seasons
 
October, November and February are the hottest months, with temperatures sometimes peaking to 38 degrees C at midday. The rains can start in October, with the occasional thundershower. December to February are the wettest months.

Autumn (March- April)
Weather: Last of the rains fall during March. Temperatures start to drop toward the end of April. Temp 20 – 30 degree.
Area: Normally no flood water so molapos dry. Local rains over Dec – Feb create a very green environment and top up lagoons. Rain pans holding water big attraction for game as they become more concentrated.
Game: Zebra and wildebeest start their mini migration back to the delta from the rainpans. Migrant bird species start to leave. A lot of elephant in the dry area as the clay bottomed rain pans become their main source of water. Marula trees are ripe, good food for the elephant. Good sightings of hippo and crocodile in the lagoons as they await the arrival of the floodwater.

May- start of dry season
Weather: One of the most interesting months. The flood usually arrives in May.
Area: Dry riverbeds start flowing and the sudden growth of vegetation and sound is phenomenal.
Game: Usually exceptional game viewing on the tongue of the flood as it moves through the area.

Winter (June- July)
Weather: Coldest months especially in the evening. Pleasant during day and dry. Temperature varies 10 –20 degree. Sun shines every day. No rain.
Area: Flood normally arrives at Mokolwane mid May and Kujwana about 2 weeks later. Qwaapu receives water mid June. Exciting time to be in the delta. Watching the annual transformation of the delta. Deep wades and swimming begin.
Game: Great birding with the arrival of the floods. As the molapos start to fill they attract big herds of zebra, giraffe and impala. Large herds of buffalo. Elephant start feeding on Mokolwane palms.

Spring (August- October)
Weather: Warming up to hot.
Area: Trees start to flower. Water at its peak and starts to drop toward September and October. Molapas are green and lush. Water lilies fill the lagoons. Very pretty time of year.
Game: Migrant bird species start to arrive. Carmine bee-eaters start to nest. Wattled crane are nesting and in August the elephants feed on the fruit of the palm tree.

Summer (November)- start of rainy season
Weather: Temperatures reach 30 – 40 degrees.
Area: Water levels dropping fast. Good ground.
Game: Ungulates i.e. impala and tsessebe start to calve. Zebra start to foal. Big herds of buffalo.
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Okavango Big Five Safari
Tour Code: IT-BORT01
8 days / 7 nights ~$7,600.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

Online Reservation

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 09/14 - 09/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High Season) 2 /8 Expired
A 2019 09/17 - 09/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High Season) 2 /8 Expired
A 2019 09/21 - 09/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High Season) 2 /8 Expired
A 2019 09/24 - 10/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High Season) 2 /8 Expired
A 2019 09/28 - 10/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/01 - 10/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/05 - 10/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/08 - 10/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/12 - 10/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/15 - 10/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/19 - 10/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/22 - 10/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/26 - 11/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 10/29 - 11/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/02 - 11/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/05 - 11/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/09 - 11/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/12 - 11/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/16 - 11/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/19 - 11/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Expired
B 2019 11/23 - 11/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2019 11/26 - 12/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Reserve
B 2019 11/30 - 12/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/03 - 12/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/07 - 12/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/10 - 12/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/14 - 12/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/17 - 12/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/21 - 12/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/24 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/28 - 01/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
C 2019 12/31 - 01/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low Season) 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: English leather saddles to a very high...
Horses: American Saddler, Arabs, Boerperds, Dr...
Pace: The terrain offers a wide range of pac...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Maun
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