When to Go

  • Etosha is a year-round destination, but May through to October (the dry season) is the ideal time to go as water supplies have dwindled to a few watering holes, making wildlife easier to spot.
  • Rains can be heavy from November to March, though it rarely rains all day – intense downpours for an hour or two are more common. Getting around on the park's unsealed roads at this time can be difficult.
  • The build-up to the rains in September and especially October can be oppressively hot.