When to go

Namibia is a year round destination, with seasonality less accentuated in comparison to other destinations in southern Africa. The climate is mostly dry, sub-tropical, with clear sunny days for most of the year. With the exception of the coast where, because of the cold Benguela current, the Skeleton Coast, and the towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Luderitz, are often shrouded in mist. The best time for a safari in Namibia is between June and November, during the dry season, when temperatures are mild and the animals gather around the few water sources. The green season is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Namibia and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique, and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Namibia.

Dry season

June – November

Best for: game viewing in the Etosha National Park, searching for desert-adapted elephants and black rhinos in Damaraland and Kunene.

Green season

December – May

Best for: viewing the Namib Desert in flower, visiting Epupa Falls in the Kunene, birdwatching.