Namibia, formerly South West Africa, has a subtropical, desert climate along the coast and in the south, while the inland regions of the north-central and the north-east have an arid climate, but with a rainy season from November to March. The least amount of rainfall occurs in August where the average is 1.8 mm. However, in February, rainfall reaches its peak, with an average of 50.2 mm. In December, the average temperature is 25.3°C. December is therefore the hottest month of the year. July is the coldest month of the year. The average temperature is 13°C at this period. (Data for Gobabis, nearest town to Babi-Babi).
All practical information is of interest when preparing your safari hunt in Namibia. Health is an important issue. You should know that Namibia enjoys generally satisfactory sanitary conditions. Thanks to its dry climate for most of the year, none of the frequent diseases in Africa are rife there. So, there are no vaccines deemed absolutely necessary in Namibia. If your universal vaccines are up to date (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis A), you will not have a problem. Other vaccines may be advised (typhoid, rabies, meningococcal meningitis), but nothing is compulsory; everything depends mainly on your personal medical history, how long you are staying and if you are travelling with children.
Namibia is quite well equipped in terms of healthcare. There are many medical facilities, especially in the big cities and particularly in Windhoek. Doctors are well-trained and competent. There is even a pharmacy on-call system in much of the country.