Best Time to Visit – Kaokoland

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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Kaokoland can be visited throughout the year, but the climate is most pleasant during the winter months, from May to September. The region turns a stunning green after rainfall, but the exact timing of the rains is hard to predict, and it doesn't rain much during the Wet season. Wildlife viewing is hit-and-miss throughout the year.

Best Time April to December (Cool temperatures)
High Season July to November (It never gets busy)
Low Season December to June (Low-season rates may apply)
Best Weather April to September (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather October to February (Very hot)

May to October Dry Season – Winter

  • Pleasant weather (October can get hot)
  • Blue skies and sunny weather
  • July to November is high season and high season rates may apply
  • The sky can be hazy

November to April Wet Season – Summer

  • The rains are a relief and it rarely rains for long
  • The scenery turns greener after rainfall and the skies are clear
  • Migrant birds are present and birding is at its best
  • Low-season rates may apply
  • It tends to be very hot
  • If visiting both Kaokoland and Etosha, wildlife viewing in Etosha isn't very productive at this time

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