October weather & where to go
October marks the last month of Namibia’s winter. The weather is getting warmer, and the precipitation is increasing, although with an average of 12mm of rain this month, it will not impact your safari at all. Skies are generally still clear making it perfect for star-gazing, and wildlife is still abundant.
Lions can often be seen in prides (although with none of the prey) at these water holes, drinking together, or playing at the water’s edge. Vegetation is scarce and will have now lost its vibrancy, which does mean that wildlife doesn’t seek shelter, making it easier to view. Be aware that due to the increasing temperatures in September and October and the lack of water, there comes more dust which is evident on your game drives.
With little water around, animals are still gathering at the water holes in large concentrations; thirsty ostriches can be seen next to washing elephants, and zebras can often be seen drinking in a line of black and white along the water’s edge.