Namibia in June

June

June is the first month of Namibia’s dry season – it’s one of the best times of year to be on safari, as there are immense concentrations of wildlife around scarce water sources.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 23°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 7°C
  • Average rainfall = 3mm
  • Average daylight = 10 hours

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

  • Days are warm and nights are cool
  • This is the beginning of the dry season, with clear blue skies
  • Night temperatures can drop significantly in desert regions, sometimes below freezing
  • Snug nightwear is essential, and we also recommend warm layers for early morning game drives

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING NAMIBIA IN JUNE?

  • As it’s the first month of dry season, parks and reserves are less crowded
  • There are very few mosquitoes
  • It’s a great time of year to be on safari
  • Wildlife clusters around scarce water sources, making for exceptionally good sightings
  • As the plant life dies back, wildlife becomes increasingly visible
  • Stargazing is superb during Namibia’s dry season – the south of the country even boasts a dark sky reserve, one of just two worldwide
  • There are lots of opportunities for wildlife photography – and if you’re looking for a particularly dramatic subject, you could consider the stark sands of Sossusvlei

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Towards the end of June, properties start to book up quickly as school holidays begin
  • Dry season is the most expensive time to visit Namibia
  • Depending on your location, nights can be very cold