What To Expect
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As one of the driest deserts in the world, rainfall is negligible, although statistically higher from January to April. April to September is characterized by coastal fog especially in the mornings. Average high temperatures year-round are pleasant, although when the fog burns off, temperatures even on the coast can get into the 90s. Inland, the hottest months are October to February, when you can expect average daytime highs in the 80s.
You may obtain other regional weather information at www.weatherbase.com.
When to Go
Namibia is a year-round destination with coastal areas offering excellent game-viewing all year. Mainly comprised of the Namib Desert - the oldest desert on the planet and one of the driest on earth - Namibia offers unique desert-adapted wildlife, landscapes of startling beauty, and well-preserved Himba culture.
In terms of wildlife viewing, many agree the following are the best times to go to specific regions:
Etosha National Park and Ongava Game Reserve: April - December; June - October for peak game viewing
Namib-Naukluft National Park and Kulala Wilderness Reserve: Year-round
Skeleton Coast National Park, Damaraland, Kunene: Year-round
In the camps, the food is healthy, varied, and delicious, a feat when considering the logistics involved in servicing these remote areas with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and meats. To accommodate the typical morning and late afternoon activity schedule, several small meals and a few large ones are served daily. The pre-activity early breakfast typically includes porridge, cereals, yogurt, fruit, coffee and tea; brunch includes typical breakfast fare accompanied by more savory items like sausage tarts, spring rolls, light lasagnas, and other eclectic choices; afternoon tea offers cakes, cookies, and savory items; "sundowners" are light appetizers and cocktails often enjoyed at a scenic spot; and finally, dinner, ordered from a menu with two or three daily choices. Beef, pork, and chicken are the basis of most
main dishes, with occasional opportunities to try indigenous meats like farm-raised springbok. German colonial influence can still be seen in the meals in places like Swakopmund and Windhoek especially.
Vegetarians can be accommodated with advance notice, though choices tend to be more limited.