- Savuti Safari
When to Go?
Best Time to Visit Savuti
Savuti’s wild reputation carries over into its climate too. Subject to the same conditions as the rest of Botswana (a cool to hot and dry winter and a warm wet summer), Savuti gets a little hotter, colder and drier than the rest of the Chobe National Park.
The most comfortable time for a Savuti safari is considered to be during the May to October dry season. Temperatures are at their lowest (with the mercury just above freezing on a mid-winter early morning) and there is virtually no rain. Daytime temperatures are a pleasant 25°C to 29°C (77°F – 84°F) Note that it is very hot and dry in September and October as the rains build but the game viewing around water is exceptional.
The summer rains transform Savuti into a green wonderland. Temperatures drop a little thanks to cloud cover and the new lush greenery, and with hundreds of impalas giving birth as migrating zebra move in, Savuti becomes a predator paradise. You may get a rain shower or two but early summer (late November to early January) is one of the best times to go to Savuti.