Best Time to Visit – Mudumu NP

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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Mudumu is best visited during the Dry season, from June to September. During this time the foliage shrinks, accommodating better wildlife viewing. As water dries up in the bush, permanent water sources attract wildlife and this makes it easier to find animals. In the Wet season, animals tend to spread out among the thicker vegetation, making wildlife-watching more difficult.

Best Time June to September (Animals congregate around water sources)
High Season July to November (The park never gets crowded)
Low Season December to June (Low season rates may apply in some lodges)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather September to February (Very hot)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Animals are less scattered and vegetation shrinks, making wildlife viewing easier
  • The weather is warm and the heat isn’t overbearing (except October)
  • Regardless of the season, high or low, the park is never crowded
  • Dry conditions make for hazy skies, full of dust

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Rain is very refreshing after the long dry winter
  • The scenery is beautiful, flowers are abundant and the air is clear
  • Animals are healthy, and their newborns can be seen
  • Peak birding season with the arrival of migrant species
  • The heat can be oppressive
  • Animals scatter, making wildlife viewing more challenging

Wildlife Photos

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