Namibia in February

February

February is Namibia’s wettest month – but if you can tolerate the rain there’s plenty to enjoy, such as the calving season, lots of migratory birds, and baby meerkats in the country’s dune regions.

  • Day time average temperature = 30°C
  • Night time average temperature = 16°C
  • Average rainfall = 53mm
  • Average daylight = 12.5 hours

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

  • Days are hot, with strong possibilities of afternoon downpours
  • It’s the middle of wet season, and one of the wettest months in Namibia
  • Temperatures are high

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING NAMIBIA IN FEBRUARY?

  • Availability of properties is good
  • Rates are relatively low
  • As it’s low season, there are far fewer tourists
  • Wildlife in Namibia’s dunes tends to be very active at this time of year – for example, Cape fox and meerkats with their young
  • It’s a great time for birders, particularly for the 450 species in the Caprivi Strip and the vast flocks of flamingo across Swakopmund’s scenic lagoons
  • The water levels of the Kunene river are spectacularly high, perfect for boating safaris featuring water birds

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • It can feel very hot and humid in parts of the country
  • Some travellers might not enjoy all the rain
  • As there’s so much water about, animals are more dispersed through Namibia’s safari areas
  • There are more mosquitoes than in the dry season
  • Vehicle safaris tend to yield fewer sightings this month than during the dry season – this is particularly true of Etosha National Park