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Namibia in May

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Namibia in May

I plan to travel for 2 weeks in Namibia in May first half. Can you please tell about game viewing in Etosha? Will there be chance to see flamingos in etosha , or will they be in Walvis bay? Can the desert elephants be tracked in Darmaland.?And the last, what will be the road conditions.?

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2. Re: Namibia in May

I have not visited Namibia in May but plan to soon. It should be quieter and fresher espeically if the rains have been generous. Etosha will be Ok, maybe you will have to work a little harder for sightings as there will be water in the bush so the animals may well not be forced to come to Waterholes.

As for Flamingoes. Well who really knows where birds will go. Water levels change and the birds go to where it suits them. Walvis Bay and around Swakopmund, just north of town by the Saltworks should have some most times. Around Fishers Pan in Etosha is also reliable when the main pan is too deep.

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may is after our rainy season...if we get any this year! :(

Etosha is actually always great, people spend 2 nights of which they have only 1 full day in the park, then they complain if they don't see anything.

plan at least 2 full days in the park and early mornings and late afternoon is your best times to drive around.

flamingoes, spend the dry months at Walvis Bay lagoon area, sandwich harbour, but in the wet season, NOW, they go to breed at etosha pan, the actual breeding place is not visible to the eye unless you fly over the pan, you will usually see a few birds round the pan, normally young, injured or older birds or just parents who want to get away from thousand of nagging babies!

desert elephants, is possible to see if you know where to look for them, but this we do not recommend without a guide who knows the area and have high guiding ethics.

Chris - Namvic tours

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We tracked Desert Elephants out of Mowani Mountain Camp and really enjoyed it. I would certainly recommend finding a place to experience it.

Yes it can be done in Damarland

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5. Re: Namibia in May

As mentioned, May can still have rain, but I've been to Etosha in May a couple of times and the sightings usually where quite good. You will have to maybe drive around a bit more or be a little more pacient, but May is a good time and it's not as hot anymore.

There are few lodges that will go looking for Desert Elephants, but depending on your budget also have a look at Damaraland Camp as here you can also do rhino trekking on foot. It's a pricey lodge, but you get what you pay for there.

Flamingoes fly between Walvis Bay, Etosha and Botswana and breed in the rainy season, when there is enough water in the pans.

But there are always flamingoes at Walvis Bay, that are non-breeding and don't fly away for the breeding season. So you best bet for seeing flamingoes is at the salt pans near Walvis Bay.

Clive - Suricate Safaris

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6. Re: Namibia in May

Thank you very much for your nice suggestions. Has the rainy season started this year?

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7. Re: Namibia in May

Not really! The North had a bit of rain already, but the central and south had very, very little and we are all hoping that we'll get a bit rain soon otherwise we are looking at big drought and that is not good.

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Our rain will start soon!

be positive

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