Travel to Namibia
With the largest Canyon in the south through the oldest Desert in the world and one of the largest Game Parks in Africa, one can traverse through these areas whilst travelling in one country, namely Namibia. The Orange river in the south acts as a border, to the west the Atlantic seaboard, to the North the Kunene river and to the east Botswana.
The highlights in Namibia
Fish River Canyon | Luderitz | Namib Naukluft Park | Kalahari Desert | Sossusvlei | Swakopmund | Damaraland | Skeleton Coast Park | Kaokoland | Etosha National Park
The best time to travel to Namibia
Special interest groups should take note of the following: the best birding safaris in Africa are during the summer months because of the greater variety of species to be found. Best botanical months are December to May when the vegetation turns green, and also when most plants are in flower. Game viewing safaris are best from May till October.
Partly covered by the Namib Desert in the west, Namibia has a general dry and agreeable climate. December to March is considered the rainy season. The days are warmer, more humid, with sporadic afternoon showers.
April to May is a lovely time to visit. The rainy season has ended, the air is crisp and clean, landscape lush and green and free of the drier dust.
June to August, generally accepted as the winter months, it cool down and the nights can become quite chilly. However, as it becomes drier, the only permanent water for animals are the waterholes and the game is certainly more easily viewed.
September and October are the best game viewing months, the vegetation has dried out and the animals are very easily seen and are drawn to the waterholes. This is the start of the summer months and temperatures do rise.
November can be the start of the rainy season or the hot dry weather can continue. Game viewing is still good and if the rains have started you will be able to view the transformation of the dry desert landscape into lush green grasslands.