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Best time to visit Namibia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Namibia is June-September

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, June-September is the best time to go to Namibia.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day in Windhoek. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Windhoek is around 4℃ (40℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Namibia, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Namibia, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Namibia usually falls during the months surrounding February each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Namibia, including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

November

Namibia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Namibia is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Namibia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
SwakopmundJune-August
22℃
18℃
22℃
19℃
23℃
19℃
24℃
19℃
23℃
18℃
22℃
16℃
22℃
16℃
20℃
14℃
20℃
14℃
20℃
15℃
21℃
16℃
21℃
17℃
WindhoekJune-September
29℃
19℃
28℃
17℃
26℃
16℃
25℃
13℃
23℃
10℃
20℃
7℃
20℃
6℃
24℃
9℃
27℃
13℃
29℃
16℃
30℃
18℃
29℃
19℃
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Top FAQs

Namibia is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Namibia:

The warmest month of the year in Windhoek, one of the most popular places to visit in Namibia, is December.
The driest month of the year in Windhoek, Namibia, is usually around July each year.

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