Day 1 Arrival to Namibia, Hosea Kutako International airport to Windhoek

Today upon your arrival your respective guide and the representative of our Company People’s Tours and Safaris will welcome you to Namibia Land of the Brave. He will transfer you to your first accommodation to Elegant Guesthouse. After freshening up from the long flight your guide will advise you the time he will meet you at the main area and to take you on City Tour to explore Windhoek the capital city of Namibia. However, he will take you to most important historical areas. Your guide will join you for dinner to the one of the most famous Restaurant in Windhoek, where he will brief you in detail about your safari within Namibia. Dinner is booked at Joes beer house.
City Tour:
If times allows, you spend the day exploring Windhoek. You visit the Christ Church (Christuskirche), the National Museum and the Alte Feste or take the opportunity to go shopping in One of the modern malls. And don’t forget to try a typical Namibia dish, Kapana or biltong, before returning to your temporary home at the end of an exciting day.
Elegant Guesthouse:
The Elegant Guesthouse is situated in Klein Windhoek and consists of 17 en suite double /twin rooms and a fully equipped boardroom. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone and air conditioning and provide WIFI access free of charge.
Overnight at: Elegant Guesthouse Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner + City Tour

Day 2 Windhoek to Kalahari Desert Area

After having most tasty breakfast at Elegant Guesthouse your guide will meet you at the lobby. You head the road to the South/east towards the Kalahari Desert to Kalahari Anib Lodge. You arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. The late afternoon is spent on nature drive in an open game drive vehicle to explore the breath taking air and the red dunes. You return to the lodge after the sundowner for dinner.
Kalahari Desert:
Kalahari Desert, large basin like plain of the interior plateau of Southern Africa. It occupies almost all of Botswana, the eastern third of Namibia, and the northern most part of Northern Cape province in South Africa.
Kalahari Anib Lodge:
Kalahari Anib Lodge is situated in the Kalahari Desert on the Eastern fringes of Namibia, the Red sands of the Kalahari beckon. Easily accessible 30 km from Mariental, This Kalahari Anib Lodge is a good overnight stop if travelling between Windhoek and the south or continuing to the Kgalagadi. There’s nothing like feeling the good earth underfoot, so stretch legs on the trails around the lodge. Keeping eyes open for springbok, zebra and wildebeest and take the chance to breathe in the character and energy of this distinctive area, feeling closet to the land.
Explore the Gondwana Kalahari Park on the sunset drive and celebrate life atop Kalahari dune. Drink in the beauty of the Kalahari where Gemsbok flourish and sociable weavers build gargantuan nests atop of camelthorn trees. The optimum time to experience the Kalahari colors is when the sun dips in the late afternoon and lights up the sand as if glowing from an inner fire. Don’t miss this time of the day when the Earth seems to pause for Kalahari magic. Providing an oasis in the desert for groups, individual travelers and campers, Kalahari Anib Lodge is relaxed and down to earth stopover for a taste of Kalahari.

Overnight at: Kalahari Anib Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + PM Nature drive

Day 3 Kalahari Desert Area to Sossusvlei Area

Today you head the road to one of the famous highlights of Namibia to Namib Naukluft National Park. The Lunch is had en route. You arrive at Desert Camp in the midafternoon where you stay for two nights whilst you explore the remarkable sights of Namib Desert with your guide. If there is still time today, your guide will take you to nearby geological attraction or nature drive at the premises were you visit Sesriem Canyon and if times allows you can still get inside the park to explore the Elim dune where you can have the most magnificent view and also have nice photo shots for sunset pictures. However, you can still relax the afternoon in your vehicle with your guide on afternoon scenic nature drive and tranquil surroundings at Desert Camp. You return to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.
Sesriem Canyon:
Sesriem Canyon is located approximately 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib Naukluft National Park. The Tsauchab River has shaped the Canyon over millions of years and it is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year rond. The early Afrikaans explorers in the region named the canyon after the fact that they had to use six (ses) leather straps (riem) tied together to create a rope long enough to lower buckets into the canyon below, in order to fetch water. There are parking facilities so that visitors can park their vehicles and take a walk through the canyon. The canyon is narrow at places; however, it is worth exploring due to the stunning rock formations that will captivate your attention.

Desert Camp: Desert Camp is situated 5km from the entrance gate to the Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Naukluft Park. Nestled under centuries old thorn trees, the Desert Camp has an unsurpassed 360 degrees’ view over the desert landscape and surrounding mountains. An absolute must for the nature lover and photographer. 28 affordable eco-friendly self–catering accommodation units under canvas with adobe-style walls are available. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked and serviced bar with big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal bomas with cooking and wash up facilities which are perfect for groups travelling together. Meals and adventures activities may be booked at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge. Fresh food supplies can be ordered daily from reception for self – caterers and even private chefs can be provided on request. A Fuel and service station, stocked utility shop and internet café are available at Sossus Oasis a mere 5 km away.
Overnight at: Desert Camp Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + PM Nature Drive

Day 4 Sossusvlei Area

This morning after an early wake – up call you will meet at the lobby where you will have coffee/tea and rusk. You will set off for Sossusvlei Excursion the road to Namib Naukluft Park. The Earlier you leave to join the queue to the entrance for Sossusvlei the better. You stand the chance to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and the shadows accentuate the towering shapes and the curves of the dunes. After the most awesome experience by climbing the highest dune called big daddy at Sossuvlei. Once you explored Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and surroundings dune fields. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic brunch in the shade of a camelthorn tree. You return to the lodge in the earlier afternoon in time for late lunch. The late afternoon can be spent to visit Sesriem Canyon afterwards if you haven’t visit the previous day. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Sossusvlei:
Conservation area with restricted entrance and movement in the area. Entrance fees to be paid upon entry. Sossusvlei is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib – Naukluft Park of Namibia, a prime destination in Namibia that showcases mammoth sand dunes up 325m in height. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.
Overnight at: Desert Camp Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + AM + PM Drive

Day 5 Sossusvlei Area to Swakopmund

The attractive drive today takes you northwest through awesome and ever changing desert landscapes of the Namib Naukluft National Park, including the impressive Ghaub and Kuiseb Canyon via Kuiseb pass. You will meet the coast at the port town of Walvis Bay and then continue north to Swakopmund where you can enjoy the pleasant seaside location and cooler coastal breeze for your next two nights. This afternoon you can explore the town along the waterfront on foot, before the dinner at the local restaurant.
Swakopmund:
Swakopmund is much loved by Namibians as a welcome respite from the heat of the interior. It is also popular among visitors because of its old world charm and relaxed atmosphere. Founded in 1892 during German colonial rule, it served as the territory’s main harbour for many years. Today this quaint desert town, hedged between desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns, elegant palm trees and carefully tended public gardens. Swakop has wide choice of hotels, pensions and restaurants and several coffee shops selling traditional cakes and pastries. The coast with its desert hinterland offers many options, both for adventure and for relaxation.
Swakopmund Sands Hotel:
Swakopmund Sands Hotel is literally a short walk away from the very popular Jetty and Tug restaurants as well as other tourist attractions and yet you have total privacy once on the premises of the guest-house. The Swakopmund Sands offers 25 rooms ranging from Luxury Suites to Single/Double/Twin and Family Suites. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, safe heating, fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities for your convenience. A laundry service is available for same day delivery. Each bathroom has hairdryer and shaving facilities and all international power points can be used. In the morning you will be able to enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in a very relaxing and tranquil dining area. In our lounge you will be able to enjoy the comfort of our couches whilst sipping a sun- downer after tiring day out, or just connect with the outside world via Wi-Fi. Swakopmund Sands offers secure parking at all times.
Overnight at: Swakopmund Sands Hotel Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Day 6 Swakopmund

This morning you will be off to Walvisbay for your boat cruise to check in on time. Your guide will accompany you once there is space available. You will be drop of at the waterfront after having the most awesome sightings for the marine wildlife. You might be lucky to spot the humpback whale. You will enjoy Oysters, Sparkling wine, trademark platters with delicious snack and local brewed Namibia beer. You return to Swakopmund and the rest of the day is spent on any optional activities of your choice on your own account or spent at your leisure. Dinner is had at any of the local restaurants where your guide will join you.
Catamaran Boat Cruise:
We set sail daily from the Walvisbay Waterfront. Most of the visitors to Namibia travel to see exquisite landscapes and majestic wildlife. Yet, few ever consider Namibia’s maritime wildlife as part of their game safaris. At Catamaran Charters we change all that. On our educational dolphin and seal cruises, guests get front row seats to watch seals being boisterous and stand a good chance to be introduced to the eccentric –looking great white pelican and that is only the beginning. You will have an excellent chance of seeing at least one of the more common members of the Marine Big 5 as we are often accosted by Bottlenose, Heaviside and Dusky dolphins who look to satisfy their curiosity. The unconventional mola or sunfish is a highlight for many of our guests and we have had regular sightings of equally impressive leatherback Turtles. How better to round off a perfect morning with Oysters and Sparkling wine, followed by our trademark platters with savoury snacks, coffee/tea and cakes while we leisurely sail the South – Atlantic Namibian coastline. Since all four our catamarans are sailing catamarans, we enjoy letting guests enjoy the true experience of sailing. We frequently switch off the engines and hoist the sails – conditions permitting – and encourage guest to partake in the sailing experience by helping to rig the lines and setting the sails.
Overnight at: Swakopmund Sands Hotel Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + Dolphin Boat Cruise

Day 7 Swakopmund to Damaraland Area

Today you continue with your safari to the north and east into the diverse Damaraland with appreciating and with marvelous scenery of the area. Lunch is had en route. You pass Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg which peaks at 2,573 m above sea level, and take time to view game and absorb the vastness of the scenery along the way. You will enjoy the spectacular landscape of Damaraland and the stunning views. After arriving at the Lodge which is build amongst the massive granite boulders. If time allows this afternoon your guide will take you to visit the nearby attractions and geological sites of the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – if not there is plenty of time to see them tomorrow. Twyfelfontein: Strewn over a hillside amongst flat-topped mountains of red sandstone, Twyfelfontein’s boulders and slabs of red sandstone hold some 2,500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife, animal spoor and abstract motifs. It is perhaps the largest and finest collection of petroglyphs in Africa. The engravings show animals such as elephant, giraffe, kudu, lion, rhinoceros, springbok, zebra and ostrich that once used to drink from a fountain at the bottom of the hill. In some cases, footprints were engraved instead of hooves or paws. The abstract styles feature mainly circles. Stone tools and other artifacts found at Twyfelfontein suggest that hunter-gatherers occupied the site over a period of perhaps 7,000 years. These days a local guide accompanies visitors to showcase the rock art. The engravings lie along two circular routes, one an hour’s climb and the other 40 minutes longer. Twyfelfontein is one of Namibia’s key National Monuments and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge:
The lodge—nestled along the mountainside—blends beautifully with its surroundings. Its design complements the sandstone rock formations with minimal visual impact on this picturesque landscape, utilizing natural stone, carefully selected paint colors, and thatched roofs.
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Huab Valley, desert plains, and distant mountains from the deck provide hours of relaxed comfort, peace, and tranquility. Twyfelfontein is more than just a place to stay—it is a destination in and of itself.
Overnight at: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ PM visit at Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings

Day 8 Damaraland Area

After an early breakfast you will drive to an exciting 4×4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab and Huab River valleys to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, including the elusive desert adapted elephants if they are in the area. Which depends on the season. Damaraland is home to a variety of desert adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. As the elephants are mostly active in the mornings you will normally have the best chance to see them then before returning to camp for lunch. You however, also have the option to take a picnic lunch and stop to enjoy that in the shade of a large shady tree by the riverbed, ideally while watching a herd of elephant browsing nearby. Your guide will arrange to fit in a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions at a suitable time if you haven’t already done it on the previous day. On return to camp there should be time to take a walk into the local area with your guide if desired, or simply relax and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time.
Desert Adapted Elephants:
Namibia is home to one of two known groups of desert adapted elephants in the world, with the other group being found in Mali. There are several desert dwelling large mammals in Namibia’s north-western Kunene region. They, like humans, have a very long lifespan and structured family hierarchies with the family. Desert Elephants are notoriously difficult to spot as they roll around in the desert dust any chance they get, leaving them the colour of the sand found in their natural environment. They also very shy and have poor eyesight, but have excellent hearing and a terrific sense of smell. Thus they frighten easily and extreme patience and silence are required if you do not wish to disturb them.
Overnight at: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ AM Desert Adopted Elephant Excursion + PM Drive to Visit at Damara Living Museum

Day 9 Damaraland Area to Kamanjab Area

Just after the breakfast you continue on your safari to Oppi- Koppi Rest Camp. On your way to Oppi Koppi you visit Petrified Forest which is 42km located from Khorixas Rest Camp. You arrive in mid-afternoon. Lunch is had en route. After you settle in you will meet your tour guide at the main area to go visit the Himba village. To learn about their culture for the Himba People. You return to Oppi –Koppi to freshen up and to have your dinner. The rest of the night is at your siesta. Petrified Forest: The Petrified Forest, located 42km west of the Namibian town of Khorixas, on the C39 road, is a deposit of large tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of digenesis. There are at least two large tree trunks, each 45 metres (148feet) long, exposed to view. Several hundred others are located in the vicinity. It is believed that the trees were swept downstream by a large flood and covered by alluvial sands. Deprived of air, the organic matter could not rot and decay, but instead, over millions of years, underwent solidification, whereby each cell is individually fossilized and the appearance, if not the colour, of wood is retained. The Surrounding sands became sandstone, which is now eroding away.
The Himba People:
Oppi- Koppi Rest Camp:
Oppi – Koppi Rest Camp is an oasis in the desert. An ideal, and last, resting place before driving off to Etosha, Windhoek, Damaraland, Kaokoland, Epupa Falls or Swakopmund. Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp is located in the North –West of Namibia, about 70km in front of the West entrance (Galton Gate) of Etosha. Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp lies approximately 300m from the centre of Kamanjab, 300m from the intersection of the C40 and C35. At Oppi-Koppi Rest we have 12 Luxury rooms with air – conditioning, 2 Standard rooms with fan, 1 Family room (1 double bed and 2 single beds), 3 Luxury self – catering family rooms (4 single beds, dully functioning kitchen, air- conditioning) and 2 guide rooms. All of the rooms contain a kettle with coffee and tea. All rooms also have sockets for charging phones, laptops, tablets, etc. The Luxury rooms have a safe and terrace with 2 chairs and a table for relaxing outside. All rooms also have their own parking space.
Overnight at: Oppi Koppi Rest Camp Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast + Visit Himba Village PM Drive

Day 10 Kamanjab Area to Etosha National Park

Just after the breakfast on your way to Etosha National Park you visit Organ Pipes and petrified Forest. You will then head the road to Etosha National Park Area, to Okaukuejo Resort which is situated on the southern part of Etosha National Park. Lunch is had en route. The afternoon is spent on game drive at the Park if times allows. You return to the Lodge for Dinner.
Organ Pipes:
The so-called Organ Pipes are situated near the small inselberg of Burnt Mountain, west of the town of Khorixas in Namibia. They are a rock formation that comprises a group of columnar basalts which resemble organ pipes. The Organ Pipes were formed about 150 million years ago as the result of the intrusion of liquid lava into a slate rock formation, which was exposed over time by erosion.
Petrified Forest:
The Petrified Forest, located 42km west of the Namibian town of Khorixas, on the C39 road, is a deposit of large tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of digenesis. There are at least two large tree trunks, each 45 metres (148feet) long, exposed to view. Several hundred others are located in the vicinity. It is believed that the trees were swept downstream by a large flood and covered by alluvial sands. Deprived of air, the organic matter could not rot and decay, but instead, over millions of years, underwent solidification, whereby each cell is individually fossilized and the appearance, if not the colour, of wood is retained. The Surrounding sands became sandstone, which is now eroding away.
Okaukuejo Camp
At the southern entrance to Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo is the park’s oldest and most popular resort. A floodlit waterhole visited by plenty of game especially after sunset, gives Okaukuejo its special character and provides guests with hours of entertainment and the opportunity to see animals such as elephant and black rhino from close by. The resort has luxury and standard bungalows, en – suite rooms, tents caravan and camping sites, a bar and restaurant complex, shop, museum, swimming pool, post office, filling station and conference facilities.
Overnight at: Okaukuejo Resort Bush Chalet Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ PM Game Viewing Drive

Day 11 Etosha National Park Area

The Day is well spent on Full day game drive at Etosha National Park. Lunch is had en route. You return to the resort late afternoon to freshen up for your dinner. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure. Etosha National Park: Etosha National Park covers 22,270 km², of which approximately 5,000 km² is made up of saline depressions or ‘pans’. The largest of these pans, the Etosha Pan, can be classified as a saline desert in its own right. The Etosha Pan lies in the Owambo Basin, on the north-western edge of the Namibian Kalahari Desert. Until three million years ago it formed
part of huge, shallow lake that was reduced to a complex of salt pans when the major river that fed it, the Kunene, changed course and began to flow to the Atlantic instead. If the lake existed today, it would be the third largest in the world. Etosha is the largest of the pans at 4,760 km² in extent. It is nowadays filled with water only when sufficient rain falls to the north in Angola, inducing floods to flow southward along the Cuvelai drainage system. The Park consists of grassland, woodland and savannah. Game-viewing centers around the numerous springs and waterholes where several different species can often be seen at one time. The Park boasts some 114 mammals and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that one might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala.
Overnight at: Okaukuejo Resort Bush Chalet Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ AM + PM Game Viewing Drive

Day 12 Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park

This day you drive towards Waterberg Plateau Park. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the Waterberg Camp. The afternoon is spent on guided Nature drive within the park. You return to freshen up and relax at the main area before dinner. And the rest of the night is spent at your siesta.
Waterberg Camp:
Waterberg Camp is situated at the foot of the Waterberg Plateau Park and apart from various accommodation facilities it offers a restaurant, a swimming pool, a fuel station and a little shop. Main attraction is the Waterberg Plateau Park. Guests can take part in game drives as well as guided hikes on the top of the plateau.
Overnight at: Waterberg Plateau Camp Double Room Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ PM Drive

Day 13 Waterberg Plateau Park to Windhoek

On your way back to Windhoek you will visit the Okahandja Craft Market for your last shopping. You arrive at Windhoek and the rest of the day is spent at your leisure. Dinner is had at Local restaurant.
Overnight at: Naankuse Lodge Meal Basis: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
+ PM Carnivore Feeding

Day 14 Departure

Today after your breakfast you will be transferred back to Hosea Kutako International Airport from Naakuse Lodge. For you to connect on your international airline were you going to say your goodbyes to your guide.

BON VOYAGE!!!
Your Total Amount for the 14 days’ safari:
Per Person Sharing = NAD/ZAR 40 202.00
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
Includes:
– Accommodations
– Vehicle
– Tour Guide
– Activities & Entrance Fees as stated
– Meals as stated
Excludes:
– Local and International flights
– All expenses of a personal nature
– Visa Fees
– Tips and Gratuities
– Personal insurance
Travel Info
Namibia is situated in the South – Western corner of Africa and is a land of remarkable contrasts. Despite its size (four times the size of Great Britain), It is sparsely populated with an estimated population of 2.1 Million people. The small population is largely due to the arid conditions, with a national average rainfall of 270mm per year.
Visa: It is advisable to double –check visa requirements for your country of origin prior to travelling Visas are valid for up to three months from date of entry.
Time Zone: GMT+-2 in the summer (the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April);
GMT+-1 in the winter (the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September)
Electricity: 220volts AC50hz
Mobile Phones: Mobile communication system is GSM, roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone operators. Coverage is limited areas.
Internet: There are internet cafes situated throughout the country and most hospitality establishments offer an internet service.
Shopping: Windhoek and Swakopmund offer a selection of stylish shops. Local crafts are sold in specialised, shops, as well as at street markets, most shops are open from Monday to Saturday, with selected shops and street markets open daily.
Money: The Namibian Dollar (NAD: symbol N$) is the country’s official currency.it is equivalent to the South African Rand which is also legal tender in Namibia.
Currency Exchange: Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged during normal banking hours at any of the commercial banks, or at bureau de change offices.
Credit Cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit/debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. Credit cards are not usually accepted at petrol station. ATM’s for cash withdrawal are readily available in all towns.
Air Travel: The National airline is Air Namibia, offering daily flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek. British Airways, South African Airways, Air Berlin and TAAG also fly to Namibia. Flying time from Frankfurt to Windhoek is 11 hours and flying time between Windhoek and Johannesburg/Cape Town is 2 hours. Departure taxes are levied but included in the ticket price.
Air Charter: Visitors pressed for time may opt to travel from A to B by air. Planes can be chartered from several reputable charter companies.
Travelling by Road: Namibia has approximately 5 450km of well-maintained tarred roads and 37 000km of gravel roads which differ in condition. Vehicles travel on the left-hand side of road. Self-drive visitors should exercise caution when driving on gravel roads. Do not exceed 80km/h.
Car Hire: All major international can rentals are represented in Namibia. Vehicles are available at the Airport and Windhoek city centre, as well as some of the other major centres. An International Driving Permit is required.
What to Pack: Namibia has typical semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. It is therefore advisable to include both summer and winter clothing.
Checklist: A small first aid kit, sunglasses, sun protection cream, a hat, moisturizing lotion and lip balm, comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit, binoculars, toiletries, a small torch, travel insurance documents, and a telephone list (of family/friends/medical practitioner back home to contact in case of emergency) are recommended.
Health: Private medical care in major towns and cities is good, especially in Windhoek. There are several private clinics which maintain international standards. Most remote towns have a modest hospital or clinic.
Vaccinations: Take the usual precautions and consult your doctor. There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Europe. The risk of contracting malaria is restricted mainly to thee northern parts of the country and is usually limited to the wet summer months.
Insurance: It is advisable to take out foreign travel health insurance which includes cover for repatriation. When signing for insurance, ensure that the cost for emergency flights within Namibia is covered, as well as repatriation to your home country. Emergency air evacuation is generally reliable if all paperwork is available and in order. Ensure your contract and passport are easily accessible in case of an emergency.
Weather: The Namib Desert coastline is usually cool with a thick coastal fog. The country has summer rainfall. Summer temperatures are high while the nights are cool. Winter nights can be very cold, but days are generally pleasant. In summer (September to April) the average interior temperature ranges from 20-34C during the day. Temperatures above 40C are often recorded in the extreme north and south of the country. The coast has a relatively stable range of 15-25C. In Winter (April-September) temperatures in the interior range from18-25C during the day and can drop to below freezing at night.