Oh my, Botswana winter nights can be cold – if only to warm up very quickly after sunrise, usually with the brightest skies of the year. Sunrise is winter’s wake-up call for many animals: time to shake the chill off in the first rays of the sun. Check out these rock dassies, squirrels and slender mongoose that find their spot in the sun before breakfast. And for you… don’t forget to bundle up if you go out on a game drive on early winter mornings.

What is your favourite season for safaris?