While the park is accessible year-round, the wetter months (November to April) do present some challenges in terms of accessibility, as some camps close for this period. The Green Season is a genuine spectacle to behold, as the bush regenerates into a lush, vivid life with the new rains. This period sees the birth of young antelope, which usually means increased predator activity. As the wet season brings substantial rains, several key roads become impassable, and away from the main road through the park, 4×4 vehicles are a necessity.
The dry season runs from June to October and allows more comfortable driving and easier game viewing. It is popular with visitors from the Northern Hemisphere as this period aligns with their summer holiday periods.