Here Is the Best Time to Visit Namibia

Here Is the Best Time to Visit Namibia

Namibia is made up of diverse, contrasting landscapes: arid deserts, vast saltpans, rocky wilderness and an untouched coastline, where the highest sand dunes in the world meet the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

300 days of sunshine a year make Namibia an ideal all-year-round destination. The year is split into two seasons, wet and dry, both offering visitors different experiences.

Dry Season (May to October)

The dry season coincides with the northern hemisphere summer in July and August. It’s also the best time to see wildlife in Namibia, so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The magnificent sand dunes of Sossusvlei are suitable to visit all year round.


In April and May, the landscape is still lush, green and clear, making ideal hiking conditions. It’s a popular time to visit the Fish River Canyon.


June, July and August are the driest months and the best time to see wildlife, especially at Etosha National Park where the bone-dry saltpans offer perfect viewing conditions. The waterholes also offer great photo opportunities as animals congregate here to drink from the depleted water sources.

Daytime temperatures are more bearable during this period with a pleasant average of around 28-30 degrees. However, the nights can be freezing, especially in the desert. If visiting during this time, make sure you pack high factor sunscreen as well as warmer clothing for the evenings and early mornings.

Wet Season (October to April)


Although the dry season is the best time to view an abundance of wildlife, the wet season is birthing time, so you’ll get the chance to see newborn animals.

During this time, many northern hemisphere birds migrate here and the saltpans fill with water, attracting over one million flamingos. October to December is considered the best time for birdwatchers.

The Caprivi Strip wetlands should be avoided during the wettest periods, January and February, when the risk of malaria is at its highest.

The Coast

The Skeleton Coast is suitable for visiting year round, but the warmest months are from October to April. Rain showers tend to come in short bursts, so they shouldn’t impact on your enjoyment.

October and November are the best months for whale watching when Humpback and Minke whales can be seen swimming along the coast.


·      Herero Day takes place in August every year at Okahandja, a small town 75 km north of Windhoek.  It’s a great chance to watch the community chiefs pay homage at the gravesides of their ancestors. Men parade in military uniforms, and women dress in distinctive and colourful traditional dresses and corn-shaped hats.

·      The Windhoek Jazz Festival takes place in the capital’s stadium every November. Watch some mesmerising performances from a fantastic line-up of local and international artists.

For more information and expert advice on the best time to visit Namibia, contact True Luxury Travel today.

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