When to Go to Namibia and Namibia Weather | Sense Africa

When to Go

If you’re visiting southern Namibia, including Sossusvlei, avoid the summer as it is extremely hot and spending time in the desert can prove to be very uncomfortable. This is also the rainy season and sometimes flash floods can make gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.

It is advisable to visit southern Namibia between May and September, but bear in mind that the desert regions can be bitterly cold at this time of year.

The northern Skeleton Coast experiences much the same weather year-round: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain. For angling, November to March is the best time to visit the Skeleton Coast, although occasional flash floods could be experienced.

The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night and when the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time for game viewing. However, the hot summer is best time for bird watching as migratory birds flock into the Park and Etosha pan has often become a huge expanse of shallow water filled with flamingos, wildfowl and waders.