Namibia: A Month By Month Guide

January – Temperatures are high during January, especially in the desert where 40˚C isn’t unheard of. It’s humid too, with clear mornings and afternoon rain showers.


February – It’s still hot and humid with the odd shower here and there. This is a great month to see flamingos in Swakopmund.


March – The rainy season gradually comes to an end with a few downpours and decreasing temperatures.


April – Getting wet is a thing of the past as the rain finally ceases. This is a great month for overland travel, with warm days and cool nights, especially in the desert.


May – The arrival of winter heralds the beginning of the prime safari season, with animals gradually making their way to waterholes.


June – Warm days and chilly nights make June a popular month for safaris across the country.


July – This is peak holiday season, with wildlife viewing in full swing in the national parks. Bring extra clothing layers to keep toasty whilst out on game drives.


August – Peak season continues and parks are at their busiest. It can get very cold in the evening and overnight, so pack accordingly.


September – Often touted as the best time for a safari in Namibia, September boasts warm sunny days, with clear blue skies and low humidity. It’s still rather nippy at night.


October – Things are hotting up again during October, especially in the desert where temperatures begin to soar. Wildlife viewing is still good thanks to the sparse vegetation.

November – Days are hot, but clouds begin to gather in the afternoons. And you know what that means – a bit of rain could be on the cards.


December – This is the start of the wet season, with the first rains bringing the landscapes to life once again. Wildlife becomes less concentrated, so viewing isn’t quite as easy.


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