The months between June and September are the optimum time for safari holidays in Namibia, when water is scarcer and vegetation less dense. During this period animals are forced to congregate around permanent water sources which is great news for those wanting to tick plenty of sightings off their list. Etosha is at its best right now, and this is also a great time for seeing the unusual desert-adapted species in Damaraland and Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Photo Credit: Hoanib Valley Camp
To spot leopards and other iconic wildlife in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, time your visit between May and September when temperatures are warmer. Meanwhile, it’s possible to visit Okonjima Nature Reserve to see the big cats in action at any time of year, but the drier months between July and October are undoubtedly the best.