Namibia in January

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January is midsummer in Namibia, when temperatures in most of the country are extremely hot, and some parts of Namibia receive heavy afternoon showers. The summer rains mean the foliage in Etosha National Park is at its greenest, making for beautiful photos and good birdwatching but wildlife spotting is more challenging than in the drier months. January is a good time to visit the Skeleton Coast as the weather is mild and sunny.

It’s not advisable to travel to the Zambezi Region during the rainy months, as the area receives the most rainfall in Namibia and roads may be flooded. There’s also a higher risk of malaria.


Tours

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