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Best Time For Wildlife in Namibia

Compared to other much more visitied South Africa countries, Namibia never seems too crowded inside the National Parks, although visitor numbers increase from Easter and in the other school holiday periods (check online). Most wildlife lovers tend to focus towards the end of the dry season - September to October - to maximise the game and predator action around the water holes and rivers; however, there is something for everyone in Namibia all year round. Landscape photographers - and the scenery here is simply stunning - might prefer April to early June; when the rains have washed away the dust and haze and the vegetation still retains its fresh green foilage. Bird lovers 'flock' here during the last few months of the year, as the annual summer migrants arrive to catch the first rains. When the rains are good and the pans full of water, we can sometimes see species like Flamingoes in huge numbers. Keen walkers and trekkers should avoid the very hottest months from October to December and plan on arriving after the rains; April to September are good months for this activity.

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