What's the weather like during May in Namibia?

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.

  • Average Day Time Temperature = 25 degrees Celsius
  • Average Night Time Temperature = 8 degrees Celsius
  • Average Rainfall = 6MM
  • Average Daylight Hours = 11
Weather in May

Namibia Weather in May

  • The daytime temperatures are mild to warm.
  • Namibia gets increasingly dryer during May.
  • Nighttime temperatures start dropping to below 10 degrees Celsius
  • Make sure to bring warm clothing for the chilly evenings

Namibia Highlights in May

  • The landscapes are still covered in grass and flowers, making for good landscape photography.
  • Most of the bugs have disappeared.
  • Water sources dry up, so greater concentrations of wildlife may be viewed at permanent rivers and waterholes.
  • May is a fantastic time for a hot air balloon flight.
  • The overall weather conditions during May are excellent.

Namibia Lowlights in May

  • Booking your preferred lodges can become tricky, so book well in advance.
  • May is the start of the busy season.
  • The nights and mornings can get quite chilly, be sure to have your down jacket with you.
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