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Best time to visit Namibia


January is a midsummer month, featuring clear mornings, rainy afternoons, very high temperatures and vast flocks of flamingo congregating on the lagoons near Swakopmund.

What’s the weather going to be like in Namibia in January

  • Mornings are usually clear, but afternoon thunderstorms are common
  • January is the middle of summer in Namibia
  • Temperatures are hot, and it can be humid in the north, particularly the Caprivi region
  • Due to the threat of rain, we suggest packing a rain coat

What are the highlights of visiting Namibia in January

  • Availability of properties is good from mid-month
  • Rates are relatively low
  • January is the beginning of the calving season – many herbivores including zebra and springbok give birth during this time
  • Vast flocks of flamingo congregate on Walvis Bay’s beautiful lagoons

Any lowlights?

  • Available of properties in early January can be low, as this is just after Christmas and New Year
  • As there’s plenty of water in safari areas, animals do not need to congregate around scarce sources this month
  • There are mosquitoes about
  • Wildlife tends to disperse around reserves and parks, so they are more difficult to spot on vehicle safaris

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