May weather & where to go
In May, the summer has ended and the rain is called to a halt – in fact the average rainfall drops to just 6mm in May. Landscapes are still lush and green, and the temperatures are still lovely and warm, with the nights not quite dropping enough to be considered ‘cold’.
Still kind of a shoulder month, May is not hugely popular with tourists, meaning that parks can be pretty empty, although Etosha is always busier than the rest. The ground in Etosha National Park will not have dried out completely, so water sources are still plenty.
It is still not the peak time for wildlife, but as we move closer towards the ‘winter’, the drier it gets, and the better the wildlife viewing.