Why Visit Namibia From January To March 2020

Summer has arrived in Namibia and Ultimate Safaris wants to highlight all the reasons why you want to visit us from January to March.


This Green Season has traditionally been considered the least popular season to visit Namibia, although this is something of a mystery as the same time of year is considered ‘peak’ season in our neighbour South Africa. Part of the reason for this is because it is the period in which we hope to receive the most rainfall and some consider that an impediment. However, the average rainfall in Kruger National Park in South Africa is almost 25% MORE than in Etosha National Park in Namibia between January and March. Further to this, the average daily maximum temperatures in South Africa can be higher than those experienced in Namibia over the same period. As a result, there is no need to be intimidated by the possibility that you might get wet – assuming we are lucky enough to get some good rains 

We have listed some reasons why we believe you should consider visiting during the Namibian Summer – and this doesn’t even include getting the amazing deals that we can now offer. These are  :  

1.    Winter Sun. Escape the damp and dismal northern hemisphere winters, and enjoy warm sunny summer days with average min/max temperatures of 17/29 ºC.

2.    Avoid the crowds (a relative term in Namibia) of the high season and ensure you can stay at the venues proposed with the true feeling of Namibian peace and solitude. 

3.    When and if it rains, enjoy short spectacular afternoon thundershowers which only last an hour or so. This is great to watch and rarely causes any great inconvenience.

4.    It is the best time from a weather perspective to explore Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.

5.    Experience the ‘season of bounty’, with a green and flowering desert when all forms of life look strong and healthy. 

6.    Observe the calving season for most antelope species and the resulting heightened activity among predators.

7.    Look out for spectacular birding opportunities with many migratory species flocking in to enjoy this time of warmth and abundance.

8.    Look out for antelope species which also tend to congregate in larger herds at this time of the year, allowing for great wildlife photography.

9.    Breathe the air which is crisp and clean as the rain has generally cleared the dust in the air, allowing for great landscape photography. 

10.    Enjoy the cloud cover which diffuses the otherwise harsh light conditions and makes the country look truly benevolent, especially when there is also some grass after the early rains 

11.    Share the excitement and enjoyment of the Namibian people when they welcome the rains that ensure future good grazing as well as plentiful wild fruit and other natural treasures.

Why not experience the Namibian Summer and get the deal of the year.

@Photo by OlwenEvans on the Ongava Game Reserve