When is the best time to go to Namibia?

When is the best time to go to Namibia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Namibia, the weather is good everywhere in March, April, May, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Windhoek are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Windhoek are January, February, September, October, November and December, and the coldest month of the year is July
  • February is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Aus, Brandberg Mountain, Cape Cross, Chameis, Damaraland, Fish River Canyon, Kaokoland and Lüderitz, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Swakopmund are January, February, March and April


Annual weather in Namibia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Namibia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 63°F to 97°F
0 to 18 days*
February 63°F to 95°F
1 to 17 days*
March 63°F to 94°F
0 to 23 days*
April 61°F to 88°F
0 to 15 days*
May 54°F to 86°F
0 to 3 days*
June 47°F to 83°F
0 to 1 days*
July 45°F to 83°F
0 to 1 days*
August 50°F to 90°F
0 days
September 58°F to 99°F
0 to 3 days*
October 63°F to 101°F
0 to 12 days*
November 65°F to 97°F
0 to 19 days*
December 65°F to 95°F
0 to 20 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Namibia by cities

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Windhoek

Windhoek

The best months to go to Windhoek are january, february, march, april, may, august, september, october, november and december.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund

The best months to go to Swakopmund are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

The best months to go to Etosha National Park are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Namibia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Namibia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Aus and Brandberg Mountain, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Namibia

Find out when Namibia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Namibia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June and July. The number of visitors to Namibia is high in: August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Namibia: January, February, March, May and June.
  • Low season in Namibia: April and July.
  • High season in Namibia: September, October, November and December.
  • Peek season in Namibia: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Namibia month by month


Average price for flights to Namibia

A return flight between London and Windhoek is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 889 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 415 more for your airline ticket to Windhoek if you go in august.

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Where to go in Namibia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Windhoek86°F83°F81°F77°F74°F70°F68°F76°F83°F86°F88°F86°F
Swakopmund72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F70°F70°F70°F72°F72°F
Etosha National Park92°F90°F88°F86°F85°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F95°F94°F
Aus81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F72°F70°F74°F76°F77°F79°F
Brandberg Mountain88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F76°F76°F81°F88°F92°F92°F90°F
Cape Cross72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F70°F70°F70°F72°F72°F
Caprivi Strip86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F81°F81°F88°F97°F99°F95°F88°F
Chameis79°F79°F79°F79°F76°F72°F70°F70°F72°F76°F77°F77°F
Damaraland88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F76°F76°F81°F88°F92°F92°F90°F
Epupa Falls76°F77°F76°F77°F79°F77°F79°F85°F88°F86°F81°F77°F
Fish River Canyon97°F95°F94°F88°F81°F72°F72°F76°F83°F88°F92°F95°F
Grootfontein86°F85°F83°F81°F79°F74°F74°F83°F90°F94°F90°F86°F
Impalila Island88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F83°F83°F90°F99°F101°F97°F90°F
Kalahari88°F86°F85°F81°F77°F72°F72°F79°F86°F90°F90°F90°F
Kaokoland92°F90°F88°F86°F85°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F95°F94°F
Lüderitz81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F72°F70°F74°F76°F77°F79°F
Mowe Bay92°F90°F88°F86°F85°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F95°F94°F
Namib Rand Nature Reserve81°F81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F72°F70°F74°F76°F77°F79°F
Naukluft Mountains94°F92°F90°F85°F79°F74°F72°F79°F86°F90°F94°F95°F
Omaruru88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F76°F76°F81°F88°F92°F92°F90°F

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Is this weather information for Namibia reliable?

Climate data for Namibia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Namibia allows us to determine the average for each month in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Aus, Brandberg Mountain, Cape Cross, Caprivi Strip, Chameis, and 32 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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