We know the words rainy season are normally enough to put people off travelling, but in Namibia this means something incredibly special.
After almost 10 years of ongoing drought, the 2020/2021 rainy season has truly transformed Namibia from a spectacular desert landscape to an unbelievable desert oasis!
Now lush green grass covers the plains, rivers flow through the heart of the Namib Desert, wild lilies sprung up from nowhere to create a field of dreams, and salt pans transformed into enormous lakes attracting thousands of migratory birds such as pelicans and flamingos. It’s time to travel to Namibia now, just to witness these once in ten year rain events for yourself!
Check out how the desert has transformed after the rains.
Where rivers are normally dry, and one can wander through Sesriem Canyon, now don't forget your swimsuit so you can take a refreshing dip in the desert.
For just 4-7 days (February 2021), after the perfect amount of rain (around 15-20cm), hundreds of thousands of lilies bloom filling the 7000ha pan. The last time this occurred was 2010 so thank you 2021!