Namibia in July/August

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May 25th, 2012, 02:42 AM
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Namibia in July/August

Is July/August a good time to visit Namibia?
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May 25th, 2012, 05:41 AM
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July/August is a good time to visit Namibia. It's the busy season in Namibia, though you wouldn't know it when you travel around.
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May 26th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Hi Mohammed,

July/August is indeed the high season in Namibia and if you were thinking of this year it may now be hard to obtain a guide or accommodation in popular locations. I can recommend Gemma Dry at Discover Namibia Safaris for competitive pricing and a thorough knowledge of accommodation and destinations within Namibia.

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May 29th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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We went last summer, late July to mid August, with our family of seven to Namibia and South Africa. It was a perfect time of year to visit those countries. Had a great trip planned by Tristan Cowley of Ultimate Safaris Namibia. Would work with him again in a heartbeat, with respect to planning and places to visit. Our guide/driver was Perez - also fabulous and incredibly knowledgeable. We landed in Windhoek and began our touring in Ongava and Etosha and then traveled by vehicle down through Namibia, ending in Cape Town.
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May 29th, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Namibia is VERY easy to self-drive. I would rent a good truck from a reliable company and do it yourself if that is your bag. NAmibia has a great online reservations system and the roads are excellent. Here is a link to our travelogue that you may find useful - the links are there and hopefully still work.

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May 30th, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Hi and than tks for the replies. I am looking at self driving for about 2 weeks. Presently researching possible itineraries.
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May 30th, 2012, 04:00 AM
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I posted some self-drive ideas on this thread back in March, http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...uth-africa.cfm

Lots of other good ideas there too.

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May 30th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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We are just back from a self-driving tour through Namibia. As others have said, Namibia has an excellent infrastructure and self-driving is very easy. With a 4x4 you are on the safe side.

There is no need for a guide. Each lodge offers guided game drives.

The usual Namibia itinerary covers a lot of destinations so that you change accomodations daily.

We did it differently. We stayed three to four nights at each place which allowed a more relaxing pace and gave us more opportunities for animal sights.
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May 30th, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Between June and August when it is cool and dries out more.
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May 31st, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Visited Namibia(and Botswana) last year in july. Had a great time, we rented 4x4 and while it did some things easier, we didn´t use the 4x4 before we went to Botswana(but then we really needed it ). So if you want to save money, check your route and see if you need 4x4.
Another things is that Namibia in july is very cold during the night, especially the Namib was cold...
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