Sossusvlei, Namibia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sossusvlei, Namibia? If you're planning to go to Sossusvlei, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Sossusvlei, Namibia

Based on the climate and weather in Sossusvlei, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Sossusvlei, Namibia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sossusvlei, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Sossusvlei, Namibia by month

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January

If you go to Sossusvlei in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

Traveling to Sossusvlei in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

Traveling to Sossusvlei in March, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

April dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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May

If you go to Sossusvlei in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

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July

If you go to Sossusvlei in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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August

If you go to Sossusvlei in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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September

If you go to Sossusvlei in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

If you go to Sossusvlei in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Sossusvlei dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

Traveling to Sossusvlei in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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Activities for Sossusvlei, Namibia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Sossusvlei.

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