The weather in Namibia

Situated in southwest Africa, Namibia is a vast and unspoilt country with landscapes ranging from desert and coastal wilderness to salt pans, rugged mountains and the lush Caprivi Strip. With a subtropical desert climate, Namibia has great differences between its day and night temperatures, with low rainfall and low humidity generally.

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Namibia has Winter and Summer seasons at opposite times of the year to Europe and North America. With almost no rain for 6 months of the year, the Winter/dry season in Namibia is from May to October. The wet season is from November to April and it can be strikingly hot during these months.

Namibia Safaris - best times to visit...

Here is a general guide for the best times to visit for some of Namibia' popular activities:

  • Photography: Scenery in the 'green' season from November to April and wildlife in dry season May to October.
  • Horticulture: November to April is the 'green' season.
  • Safari: Year round. Peak season is July to October when it is the driest to see animals at the waterholes.
  • Bird watching: The best time to see birds is from September to April when many migrating birds move in. Flamingos generally lay their eggs in February and March
  • Shoulder Season Rates: April

Please contact the Mahlatini team if you have a question about the Namibia climate and the choice of luxury accommodation we offer.

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