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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.

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

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