When is the best time to fly to Windhoek?
The most popular time to visit is during the dry winter season from May to October, as the weather is at its most pleasant and game spotting is at its best. During these months high temperatures range from 21 to 30 degrees Celsius and lows are around 7 to 15 degrees. This does however come at a cost, so cheap flights to Windhoek and discounted accommodation rates will be harder to find.
The hot rainy period, from November to April, marks the low season in Windhoek. Temperatures peak at around 32 degrees Celsius, which combined with an increase in rainfall and higher humidity, can be discouraging for some tourists. This can however be a great time to look for low season room rates and airfares.
If you do choose to book a flight to Windhoek in November, why not plan your trip to coincide with The Windhoek Jazz Festival? This event showcases some of the best southern African singers and musicians.
The capital of Namibia may not be an obvious tourist destination, but it still has its attractions for visitors willing to try something new. It's the centre of the country's substantial safari industry, while the city itself displays a blend of British, German and African influences.
Most of Windhoek is not particularly picturesque, but those who persevere will find pockets of interest. The National Gallery is worth seeing. Christ Church is an attractive building — now over 100 years old — which is strikingly constructed from the local quartz sandstone. It's on the memorably named Fidel Castro Street.