January is one of the hottest months in Namibia. The mornings are windless, dry and hot from early. You can expect thunderstorms in the afternoons.
February is the wettest month of the year in Namibia. There is plenty to enjoy, especially if you plan on visiting the drier areas such as Sossusvlei, the Fish River Canyon, and the Skeleton Coast.
The rain in Namibia starts dissipating in March. The overall weather conditions are moderate to good. Game viewing safaris are still not advised during March.
Emerging from the wet season, Namibia is teeming with life – and where parks and reserves start to dry up a bit, wildlife starts to cluster around water sources.
May is the start of the dry season in Namibia – Game viewing tends to be pretty good during May. Etosha National Park starts to get busier too. Overall, May is a good month for a Namibian safari holiday.
June is the first actual dry month in Namibia – according to many, this is one of the best months for a safari in Namibia, with high concentrations of wildlife, excellent weather and not too crowded in the national parks.
Namibia's second dry-season month, July is excellent for wildlife viewing – lots of species cluster around very few water sources, and the lack of plant life makes for excellent visibility on vehicle and walking safaris.
August is the busiest month of the year in Namibia. European school holidays and ideal safari conditions are the reasons for the influx of travellers.
September is still a dry month in Namibia. The days are getting warmer, and the nights are not as cold as in August. Wildlife is still excellent, and the lodges are still filled to capacity.
October is the end of the dry months. There is still an abundance of wildlife at the waterholes across Etosha National Park and the neighbouring private game reserves.
November is the start of the shoulder season. Tourists are getting fewer; it is a great time to visit Damaraland for some elephant and rhino tracking. Expect changing weather conditions.
December is the start of the wet season. It is excellent for bird viewing in the Zambezi region. Game viewing is not significant during December.