Namibian Drought

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  1. JGRaider

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    Hearing from one Namibian outfitter that the country is in the middle of a drought, the driest in 50 years. Can anyone else confirm or deny that? I'm wanting to go to Namibia next year, but this may delay it a year if true. Thanks in advance.
     
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    My understanding is that it is dry. This after 2011 was one of the wettest on record....at least in the Komas Hochland......not much rain since though. I can't speak for the rest of the country.
     
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    I got back two weeks ago from a hunt. It's very dry and drought conditions between Outjo and Etosha where I was at. The grass on the two farms I was on was seriously depleted amd rainy season is a while off from my understanding. The main farm I was on told me they were in drought conditions two months before I arrived and was thinning out oryx so I got an extra on the hunt.
     
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    Agreed - I just spoke w/ operation in Erongo Region about a last minute trip for Oct, tail-end of their season & I mentioned the drought ... natural grazing grasses are basically gone & hitting the game pretty hard.

    Thankfully farming conservancy windmill/boreholes provide the precious water ... I'm told, the area North of Etosha hit abit harder & NE actually had seasonal average rainfall.

    It appears regional.
     

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