When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Namibia?

December 18, 2014 by wilsonneelynyc

Among the most popular travel destinations in southern Africa, Namibia has become well known for ecotourism activities such as safaris, sandboarding, 4x4ing, and skydiving. Travelers typically visit Namibia during the dry season, which takes place in the winter months between May and October. During this time, the wildlife is generally the most abundant, namely in locations such as Etosha National Park, making it a very attractive destination for nature photographers. Due to the lack of rainfall, animals tend to gather around water sources in greater numbers and the risk of malaria is relatively low.

Although many consider the dry winter to be the best travel season in Namibia, the rainy season between November and April revitalizes the local flora and transforms the country’s lush landscape. Summer is also a good time to see animals and is also the best time of year to see Namibia’s diverse bird population. However, many regions of the country contain large populations of mosquitoes, which carry an increased risk of malaria transmission.

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