With cool, dry weather everywhere, there is nowhere we recommend avoiding in August; from Luderitz and Windhoek, to Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast, prepare to have the options to see it all. The lack of water around also means fewer mosquitos and reduced risk of malaria.
This is peak season for Namibia, and prices will reflect that, however it is more affordable than many other African safari destinations, so don’t let this put you off booking. There will be higher numbers of people in and around the parks, but Namibia is not a busy destination, so aside from the popular areas like Etosha National Park, it will still seem relatively deserted, especially if you stay in places like Serra Cafema.
Be aware that nights in the desert can hit zero degrees, so you will need a jumper and warmer clothing for the nights under the clear skies.
August is a wonderful time to travel, with great weather, great wildlife, and no areas off limits!