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.
Photo Credit: Kulala Desert Lodge