Etosha National Park

- Best Time to Visit Etosha Safaris
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor

Best time to visit Etosha

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Etosha is open year-round, but wildlife viewing is at its best during the dry winter months from July to October. Less water is available during this time and the animals tend to gather around the few sources that are available. The Wet season (November to April) is less productive for spotting wildlife because the animals tend to move around more.

Jump to:
Quick facts
Best time to go: July to September (Animals congregate around the waterholes)
High Season: July to November (The park gets crowded)
Low Season: December to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather: May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather: October to February (Very hot)
May to October - Dry Season - Winter
  • Best time for wildlife viewing with large numbers of animals at waterholes.
  • Weather is good, although October is very hot.
  • July to September is high season and it gets very busy.
  • The sky is filled with dust and it can be hazy.
November to April - Wet Season - Summer
  • The rainfall comes as a relief, although it rarely rains for long.
  • Landscape is attractive and skies are clear.
  • Wildlife is in peak condition and plenty of babies can be seen.
  • Prime birding during the migrant season.
  • Animals are dispersed making viewing difficult.
  • It tends to be very hot.
Best time to go to Namibia's major parks
Etosha National Park
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Namib-Naukluft NP
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Skeleton Coast NP
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
 
Zambezi Region
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

SafariBookings Expert Panel

Our panel of 22 experts wrote a total of 969 reviews about the countries and parks we cover.