What is the weather like?
At N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary:
As a desert country, Namibia experiences an average of 300 days of sunshine in the year with hot summers and generally mild winters, with temperatures tending to drop at night.
The dry winter season generally runs from May until September, where daytime temperatures remain pleasant and warm, ranging from 18 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius and often plummeting in the evenings, sometimes falling to below zero degrees Celsius. Be sure to pack some warm clothing and a sleeping bag for the chilly evenings in this season!
The summer season from October to April consists of hot days ranging from 20 degrees Celsius to sometimes 40 degrees Celsius and cooler nights. From November to March, Namibia experiences its rainy season and is sometimes blessed with sporadic rainfall which can include flash floods and heavy thunderstorms.
At Kanaan Desert Retreat & Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate:
In the desert areas, the winter and summer season follow a similar pattern to the rest of the country, but little rainfall can be expected. Temperatures may rise above 40°C in summer months (October to April), sometimes even up to 50°C. In the winter months (May – September) temperatures still reach a pleasant 20° C to 25° C. At night temperatures may drop below 0° C though.
At Mangetti Cattle Ranch:
Mangetti has a hot semi-arid climate, with hot summers and relatively mild winters (with warm days and chilly to cool nights). The average annual precipitation is around 570 mm.
At The Lifeline Clinic:
The Omaheke region has a semi-desert climate. This means that there are very hot summers, mild winters and the temperature drops significantly at night.