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Namibia in December


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

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

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