The best time to visit Namibia is from October to mid-December and mid-March to mid-April.
Namibia has some complex ecosystems. This is due to the climates that enrich this country. The largest part of Namibia has a desert climate, but the north, northeast, east and southeast of Namibia have a steppe climate. Mostly the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, is influential for the climate. Due to the fact that this desert starts directly at the coast, a strong and dry flow exists resulting in a high-pressure area. Consequently the air is cooler in the South-West.
The desert area barely has any rain; it is almost permanently dry, rainfall is between 10 to 20 mm per year. It is difficult to predict when the rain falls and how much that will be, but the biggest probability of rainfall is between November and March. This is mostly in the East, especially the northeast of the country, where we are speaking of a rain season with sometimes more than 200 millimetres of rain per month. In the winter, which takes places between June and August, it can be cold; during the day between 25 degrees (in the southwest) to a maximum of 36 degrees (in the northeast) but at night it can even drop to temperatures below zero. During the summer, day temperatures vary less and at night it can drop to around 10 or 20 degrees.
For more specific information on the average temperature and rainfall in Namibia you can check the tables here.
Best time to visit Namibia
The best time to travel in Namibia is between October and mid-December and between mid-March and mid-April. The temperatures are then between 25 and 40 degrees. On top of that, the local school holidays haven’t started yet. Most rain falls between January and April.