Namibia is an all-year-round destination. The best time to visit Namibia is during the dry season, which is from June to October. This period is when the rain is low and no cloud, and there is a minimal risk of malaria infection. The wet season is usually from November to May.
Namibia has got some of the finest national parks and can be visited at various times in the year. Below, we have summarized the best time to visit these places in Namibia.
- Etosha National Park – the best time to visit Etosha National Park is during the dry season from June to October. It is the time for wildlife viewing with large numbers of animals at waterholes. During the wet season, visiting Etosha is less fruitful as the animals are most times dispersed making viewing difficult.
- Skeleton Coast National Park – the best time to visit is from March to October, although it can be visited all year round. The name Skeleton Coast was derived most probably from the huge numbers of stranded whales that lost their life here and whose skeletons could be seen all over the place.
- Namib-Naukluft National Park – the park can be also be visited all year round, although the best time to visit is from April to October. The National Park is visited more for its amazing desert landscape, than the presence of wildlife.