Tuli Wilderness is situated in the south eastern corner of Botswana, in the so called Tuli Block, a narrow strip of land running alongside the great, green, greasy Limpopo River. The ‘Tuli Block’ is the farthest, most eastern point of Botswana. Its name derives from the river ‘Tuli’ in Zimbabwe. The ‘Block’ describes the large piece of land, some 10km to 20km wide and more than 350km, running from north to south.
During the dry winter season, which is usually between April to October, the game-viewing is excellent and the stars at night seem that much brighter. Predator sightings are good at this time of the year thanks to the thinned out vegetation and increased concentration of game. Generally the game is more active during the day due to the cooler temperatures. Although its chilly in the mornings, the days are clear and more than pleasant with crisp blue skies.
The rainy, summer season usually from November to March, transforms the landscape into a lush, green paradise with carpets of yellow, golden Devil Thorn flowers, long grass and plenty water in the rivers. Our summer season is also the time of year when most animals have their young, and the migrant birds return from their long journey’s from all across the world. The bush is alive and an avian and insect cacophony fills the air – day and night. A true paradise indeed! Rains are a regular occurrence with spectacular thunderstorms showcasing dazzing lightening and deep rumbling thunder, often resulting in flash floods down the seasonally dry riverbeds.
January – Average Temperatures: Min 24ºC (75ºF) Max: 37ºC (99ºF)
February – Average Temperatures: Min 23ºC (73ºF) Max: 40ºC (104ºF)
The temperature soars in February – one of the hottest months of the year.
March – Average Temperatures: Min 21ºC (70ºF) Max: 35ºC (95ºF)
April – Average Temperatures: Min 18ºC (64ºF) Max: 30ºC (86ºF)
Autumn has arrived and the daily temperatures are most pleasant, with balmy days and nights.
May – Average Temperatures: Min 12ºC (54ºF) Max: 31ºC (88ºF)
The transition from summer to winter happens almost overnight.
June – Average Temperatures: Min 9ºC (48ºF) Max: 29ºC (84ºF)
Winter is now upon us.
July – Average Temperatures: Min 8ºC (46ºF) Max: 29ºC (84ºF)
August – Average Temperatures: Min 13ºC (55ºF) Max: 31ºC (88ºF)
September – Average Temperatures: Min 16ºC (61ºF) Max: 36ºC (97ºF)
October – Average Temperatures: Min 19ºC (66ºF) Max: 39ºC (102ºF)
Temperatures are beginning to rise.
November – Average Temperatures: Min 22ºC (72ºF) Max: 37ºC (99ºF)
Summer is in full swing!
December – Average Temperatures: Min 20ºC (68ºF) Max: 33ºC (91ºF)