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.