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Namibia in August

August

A midwinter month, August features clear skies, chilly nights, and exceptionally good game viewing in all safari areas – Etosha is particularly popular this time of year.

What’s the weather going to be like in Namibia in August

  • Days are cloudless and bright, and evenings/nights are cool
  • August is a midwinter month, and often the driest time of the year
  • Daytime temperatures are comfortable, although mornings can feel chilly
  • It’s bracing during early morning, evening, and night, so we recommend long layers and cosy nightwear

What are the highlights of visiting Namibia in August

  • August is one of the best times to travel to Namibia
  • There are very few mosquitoes about
  • Wildlife viewing is at its peak in Etosha National Park
  • As there’s very little water available, impressive concentrations of wildlife congregate around a small number of sources
  • Stargazing is astonishingly good in August – you can head to the south of Namibia to visit a dark sky reserve, one of just two in the world
  • Opportunities for wildlife photography are excellent throughout the month

Any lowlights?

  • It’s well worth booking in advance to make sure you get your first-choice accommodation
  • Rates are high
  • Etosha can feel crowded, as it’s a very popular destination during this time of year
  • In desert regions, temperatures can drop below zero at night.
  • It can be very dusty due to months without rain

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