Namibia in May

May

May comes just before dry season – it’s characterised by a general drying-up of parks and reserves that makes for steady improvements in wildlife viewing.

  • Day time average temperature = 25°C
  • Night time average temperature = 9°C
  • Average rainfall = 6mm
  • Average daylight = 11 hours

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

  • Days are pleasantly warm, but nights are a bit chilly
  • May is a shoulder season, becoming increasingly dry
  • Daytime temperatures are comfortable this time of year
  • As it’s cool at night, we recommend packing snug nightwear

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING NAMIBIA IN MAY?

  • Shoulder season rates apply offering good value for the time of year
  • There aren’t many mosquitoes about
  • Water sources dry up, so greater concentrations of wildlife may be viewed at permanent rivers and waterholes
  • Landscapes appear lusher after the summer rains, and there are still a lot of flowers to enjoy
  • The remaining greenery is a beautiful subject for photography, especially when captured on a hot air balloon ride

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Availability can be tricky, with people booking very far in advance in order to benefit from the shoulder season rates and pleasant weather
  • It’s very busy throughout May
  • Nights and early mornings can feel pretty nippy