August weather & where to go
Experiencing rain in August in Namibia would be nothing short of a miracle, as this is possibly the driest month of the year, and bearing in mid the country is mainly desert, this is saying something. It is still winter, and temperatures are cool, especially when you compare to the heat and humidity of the wet season, technically the summer.
Similar to July, this is one of the best times to head to Etosha National Park, the Ongava Reserve, and the AfriCat Foundation. There is little to drink for the animals, and they can congregate in huge numbers around water holes. Not only can there be large numbers, but there can be a bewildering mix of species all in the one places; giraffes awkwardly bend their tall bodies to drink next to small impala, whilst elephants may bathe just metres away from thirsty masses of striped zebra, and even ostriches can often be seen drinking with the rest.
There is also little vegetation for animals to hide behind, and less of a reason to hide, with the sweltering summer out of the way.