Too cold in Botswana?


Dec 9th, 2002, 09:31 AM
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Too cold in Botswana?

We are considering a trip to South Africa game reserves and Botswana in September but the nighttime temperatures look quite cool. Considering we will be outside in an open vehicle early and having dinner outside at night, fifty degrees seems too cold for comfort. Can anyone comment on their experience. Thanks!
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Dec 9th, 2002, 10:24 AM
Liz Frazier
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Hi Janet-
We were in Botswana in early to mid September a couple of years ago.
I still remember the cold mornings. Driving was bitterly cold. They provide tarplike blankets that are flannel-lined on the side next to you. The wind still whips through. It doesn't get uncomfortably hot then during the day. Evenings are nice. Outside dining and sitting is fine. Wear a sweater or light jacket. Since you go on game drives early though, it will be very cold, dress accordingly. It warms up when it gets light out. At night they give you hot water bottles to take to bed and they are really nice to snuggle up with. We liked that we saw the big birds nesting then (storks, herons, etc). Each season has its tradeoffs. You will still super enjoy it. Fleece hat and gloves and warm jacket will be welcome though. Liz
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