Namibia is a country like no other with very vast landscapes, a very low density of population, huge desertic areas and amazing wildlife. Weather-like, Namibia is a dry country with extreme temperatures, so be prepared to intense heat and to chilling evenings – in most parts of the country.
To make the most of your time in Namibia with Zannier Hotels, here are some advices to better prepare your journey.
When to visit Namibia?
With 300+ days of sun per year, Namibia is a country that can be visited all year long.
- The winter season, considered as the dry season, starts in April and ends in September. Temperatures are very nice (between 20 and 25°C) but evenings and nights can be fresh or even cold (up to -10°C in the desert).
- Between October and December, this is the hot dry season, with very little rain and average temperatures (approximately 25°C).
- December till end of March is considered as the rainy season, with very warm days in the mainland (between 25°C and 34°C) but chilling nights, and nicer temperatures on the cost (20°C in average during the day). Despite the term, it is only raining by intermittence (more heavily in the North).
What to bring?
Because some evenings/nights can be fresh in Namibia, and because it can be very windy in the desert, we advise you to pack the below items to feel comfortable when visiting:
- A coat
- A scarf
- A hat or cap
- Few spare T-shirts and underwear
- A swimming suit (our pool is heated and with amazing views)
- Lip balm (the sun can make your lips very dry)
- Sun cream
- Good shoes
- An adapter (type D / M)
- A reusable water bottle (water in Namibia is safe to drink from the tap)
- And of course a camera
How to travel the country?
We highly recommend to travel with a light bag (not a rigid suitcase), which is more appropriate when travelling to Africa. If you are using little planes for internal transfers, it is a requirement.
We also encourage you to consider self-driving, as this is a very popular and efficient way to discover the country. But remember: distances are long and the roads – despite being well maintained – are sometimes bumpy. So go for a reliable car, take a map or GPS and opt for a tire insurance option. Also, we recommend to fill up whenever you see a petrol station, just to remain on the safe side.
Finally, remember that the country has very limited water resources. Hence, please avoid wasting water and help us preserving this resource.