For a once in a lifetime experience, Namibia is the place to visit! With its immense 824,000 km² of land, it is home to a diverse and colourful range of wildlife and people. Seemingly endless stretches of sand, rugged landscapes and otherworldly rock formations characterise this unique country. Whether looking for adventure, or seeking solace in the vastness, Namibia is the perfect destination for nature lovers.
The variety of wildlife is abundant, from big game such as lion and elephant to the quick black-faced impala – you are bound to experience up-close encounters with all sorts of inhabitants. The Namibian people are warm and welcoming, and a holiday in this country will continue to inspire you long after you have departed.
You can visit Namibia all year round. The hotter days are in the Namibian summer from November to February with temperatures from over 35 °C and summer rain. From March to May the landscape is covered with a green carpet after the summer rain, and you will see a lot of young animals. Winter, from May to September, is ideal for game viewing. The days are dry and warm with 20 °C to 25 °C and cold nights.
Important Travel Information for Namibia
In winter from May to October daytime temperatures are between 18 °C and 25 °C. At night, temperatures can fall to under 0 °C. Winter is generally dry. In summer, from November to April, the daytime temperatures are between 20 °C and 34 °C.
Entry & Visa Requirements
To enter Namibia, you will need a passport which is still valid for 6 months after exiting Namibia. Visas are issued at entry should you need any. Please contact your nearest Namibian embassy for visas requirements.
The Namibian currency is the Namibian Dollar (N$ or NAD).
The Namibian Bank allows you to exchange all freely convertible currencies and traveller’s cheques into Namibian Dollars. At bigger branches you will find ATMs, where you can draw money with a credit or Maestro card. Most international credit cards (MasterCard, DinersClub & Visa) are accepted in bigger towns, but not on traditional markets.
The official language is English. The white population mostly speaks Afrikaans (60%) and German (35%).
The voltage in Namibia is 220-250 V. Adapters can be purchased at most supermarkets.
Namibia has a fully developed modern mobile network which works in the bigger towns. One can phone everywhere in Namibia with GSM dualband.
For Namibia no vaccinations are required. Malaria-prophylactic is only necessary, if you are planning to visit areas north of the Etosha Park or in the Caprivi. Proof of a recent yellow fever vaccination is required, if you enter from a yellow fever area.