When to go and weather
High Season (Jun–Oct)
- Accommodation is at a premium, especially in Etosha in July and August – book months in advance. Nights can be cold early in the season, while temperatures soar by September.
Shoulder Season (May & November)
- Good months for cheaper accommodation and higher availability. Heavy rains sometimes occur in November in intense short bursts. May is mild and a lovely month in which to travel.
Low Season (Dec–Apr)
- Some tracks become impassable during the rains that begin in earnest in December. Humidity and high temperatures can make days unpleasant. Apart from a brief high season around Christmas/New Year, prices are low and availability generally high.