Namibia in October

October

October is the final month of Namibia’s dry season – wildlife viewing is superb, and trips to the coast for whale watching and dolphin cruises are highly recommended.

  • Day time average temperature = 30°C
  • Night time average temperature = 15°C
  • Average rainfall = 12mm
  • Average daylight = 12.5 hours

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

  • Both days and nights are clear and warm
  • October is the last month of dry season, with rain approaching towards its end
  • Temperatures are hot, and getting hotter as the month progresses

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VISITING NAMIBIA IN OCTOBER?

  • Access all areas – from Windhoek to Swakopmund to flying safaris over the Skeleton Coast, and more
  • There are very few mosquitoes
  • With water in short supply, vast concentrations of wildlife cluster around dwindling sources – lion are particularly prevalent at this time
  • As the skies are so clear, October is ideal for stargazing
  • Abundant wildlife at waterholes is a fantastic photography theme

ANY LOWLIGHTS?

  • Prices are high
  • The hotter temperatures and lack of water bring a lot of dust, which can make for uncomfortable game drives

RECOMMENDED SAFARIS TO NAMIBIA IN OCTOBER