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


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

January 70°F to 86°F
1 to 25 days*
February 70°F to 85°F
1 to 22 days*
March 70°F to 83°F
1 to 26 days*
April 70°F to 83°F
1 to 18 days*
May 67°F to 79°F
0 to 4 days*
June 61°F to 74°F
0 to 2 days*
July 59°F to 72°F
0 to 2 days*
August 63°F to 79°F
0 to 2 days*
September 65°F to 86°F
0 to 4 days*
October 67°F to 90°F
0 to 15 days*
November 68°F to 88°F
0 to 23 days*
December 68°F to 88°F
0 to 24 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, june, july, 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.


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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.
Windhoek85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F70°F68°F76°F83°F86°F86°F86°F
Swakopmund72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F68°F68°F68°F70°F72°F
Etosha National Park90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F94°F92°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
Grootfontein85°F85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F74°F83°F90°F92°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°F94°F94°F
Lüderitz79°F81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F70°F70°F72°F76°F77°F77°F
Mowe Bay92°F90°F88°F86°F85°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F94°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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