Namibia in detail

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.