A visit to Namibia in January or February will require an umbrella if you’re travelling within the interior or far north although coastal areas, surrounding Swakopmund, are a lot drier and certainly not as humid.
March begins to see afternoon thunderstorms become less frequent, particularly in northern regions around Etosha, and into April and May you’ll find a much fresher, greener and clearer environment which many find the best time to visit Namibia, especially when tackling the five day Fish River Canyon hike.
June, July and August are the driest months across the country with the coast and interior areas, around Windhoek, offering a drop in temperatures, especially at night.
The summer is considered the middle of Namibia’s game watching season and accommodation will start to fill up as early as April through to November.
The coast keeps fairly consistently warm temperatures all year round however, come September the rest of Namibia is heating up with October often proving to be the country’s hottest month before the rains return in early December, a season often considered the best for bird watchers.