The best times to visit Chobe for ideal weather are
April 9th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Chobe Travel Guide
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Weather in Chobe
Average temperatures in Chobe vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chobe, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.6°F (19.8°C) at night.
Chobe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Chobe Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Chobe Perceived Temperature (F)
Chobe Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Chobe Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chobe are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.
When can you find snow in Chobe? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chobe.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chobe (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Chobe has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (16.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (65.6%).
Wind in Chobe is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and August. October’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 14.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chobe.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.8||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.6||Light breeze||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.9||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|May||6.6||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||8.4||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chobe?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Namibia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Chobe, Namibia is April, followed by June and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chobe in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Chobe Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Chobe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 88.3°F (31.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Chobe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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