Namibia in December

December

Heading towards the wet season, December sees clear mornings followed by rainy afternoons, and a wealth of brilliant birdlife on the Caprivi Strip.

  • Day time average temperature = 30°C
  • Night time average temperature = 16°C
  • Average rainfall = 26 mm
  • Average daylight = 13.5 hours

WHAT’S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE IN NAMIBIA IN DECEMBER?

  • It’s usually clear and bright in the morning, with clouds gathering in the afternoon
  • There are high temperatures, which can cause humidity in the north of the country

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING NAMIBIA IN DECEMBER?

  • Availability of properties is good overall
  • Rates are lower than during dry season
  • Vast flocks of flamingo can be viewed in Walvis Bay’s lagoons, while birdwatching on the Caprivi Strip is brilliant
  • Where skies remain clear at night, you can enjoy some superb stargazing
  • It’s a great month for bird photography

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Where rain falls, it tends to be localised and very heavy
  • There are more mosquitoes
  • With more water available, animals no longer cluster around water sources
  • It is Namibian school summer holidays and there are many shop closures, as people take their summer break
  • Game densities are extremely low and temperatures very high