Best Time to Visit – Damaraland

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

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Water is hard to come by during the drought of the winter months (May to September) and animals convene around the few waterholes still available. This makes for the best wildlife viewing in Damaraland, although it can be visited at any time of the year.

Best Time May to September (Animals congregate around water)
High Season July to November (Some places can get quite busy)
Low Season December to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather October to January (Very hot)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Best time for wildlife viewing
  • Weather ideal for spending time outdoors (October can get hot)
  • High season rates may apply from July to September
  • Some of the popular sites can get busy
  • The air can be filled with dust

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Rain quenches the drought, although it rarely rains for long
  • Flowers are plentiful and skies are clear
  • Baby animals are present and wildlife is healthy
  • Birding is excellent while the migrant species are present
  • It tends to be very hot
  • Animals are dispersed and wildlife viewing isn’t as good
  • Less likely to see wildlife in both Etosha and Damaraland if you’re visiting both

Wildlife Photos

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