January is midsummer in Namibia, bringing sweltering, wet conditions inland. However, coastal areas of the country remain cool, so there's no need to avoid Namibia this month if you prefer cooler temperatures. Spot pink flamingoes in the wetlands near Swakopmund, admire sunrises and sunsets from the golden dunes of Sossusvlei, and discover the shipwrecks of the dramatic Skeleton Coast.
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February is midsummer in Namibia, and temperatures can range from warm on the coast to scorching in the desert. Summer is the best time of year to go bird-watching, so grab a pair of binoculars and get ready to see flamingoes, pelicans, and Okavango species. Find out more about traveling to Namibia in February.
March is late summer in Namibia and is generally a hot time of year, although some areas are much hotter than others. Visit the capital, Windhoek, to enjoy cultural festivals; spot flamingoes at wetlands near Swakopmund; or take a 4WD safari along the Skeleton Coast. There's plenty to see and do in Namibia, even in the low season. Read on to find out more.
April is fall in Namibia and a great time to visit to enjoy warm temperatures, lush landscapes, and cultural festivals. Photographers of all skill and experience levels will find this an excellent month to travel through the varied country, offering lush and desert landscapes, attractive cities, and awe-inspiring expanses. Find out more about traveling to Namibia in April.
May is a transitional month in Namibia, a warm but dry month between the wet summer and the cool winter. It's shoulder season for travel and a great time to photograph this African nation's natural and cultural attractions without extreme weather conditions or many other visitors. Find out more about traveling to Namibia in May.
June is the start of winter and the peak season for travel in Namibia. Cool, arid conditions make it a great time to spot African wildlife, including rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and elephants. Road tripping is a popular way of experiencing Namibia's varied landscapes, from wetland to desert and coast to city. It's all possible in June.
July is midwinter in Namibia and the perfect time to visit the national parks and game reserves. Wildlife spotting, road tripping, and desert hiking are all excellent ways of experiencing Namibia this month. Read on to find out more about where to go and what to do.
August is winter in Namibia and peak season thanks to the ideal conditions for wildlife viewing in the national parks and game reserves. As well as highlights such as Etosha National Park and the Ongava Private Game Reserve, visitors to the African country in August can enjoy some exciting cultural festivals in different parts of the country. Read on for more information on what you can see and do in Namibia in August.
September marks the start of the short spring season in Namibia. Traveling to the country now is lovely because the weather is warm and dry, with low humidity. Meanwhile, wildlife viewing is still decent before the rains of summer arrive. It's a popular time to visit, but if you want to experience the Etosha National Park or the red dunes of Sossusvlei at their best and most comfortable, don't hesitate.
October is the start of the hot, wet summer season in Namibia. It's the shoulder season for travel, but if you don't mind the heat, you can enjoy bird-watching in the beautiful Caprivi Strip as well as the wetlands near Swakopmund. And if you want to cool off with a cold beer, make a beeline to Windhoek in October for a traditional Oktoberfest party!
November is the start of Namibia's long, hot, wet summer. It's low season for travel, but that's great news if you don't mind hot weather: bird-watch in the Caprivi Strip, seek out migrating whales off Walvis Bay, and spot seals (and a lot of shipwrecks) along the Skeleton Coast. Read on to learn more about where to go and what to do in Namibia in November.
December is midsummer in Namibia and a low season for travel. Namibian summers tend to be hot and wet, but notable exceptions exist. Keep your cool at the bone-dry dunes of Sossusvlei or the foggy Skeleton Coast, or embrace the heat and go bird-watching in the Caprivi Strip. If you are in Namibia for Christmas, make the most of a hot festive season. Read on for more tips for traveling to Namibia in December.