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Namibia Travel Information

According to programingplease, Namibia is a country in Africa bordering Angola, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. Namibia has been independent from South Africa since 1990. The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. A number of major cities in Namibia are: Walvis Bay, Rundu, Swakopmund, Rehoboth and Keetmanshoop.

Namibia is best known for its beautiful nature. Namibia consists largely of desert plains. You will also find the Namib Desert. This is the oldest desert in the world. The country also has rock formations, the impressive Fish River Canyon and many National Parks where you can discover many animal species in the wild, such as: elephants, mountain zebras, the black rhinoceros, lions and antelopes. Namibia has a long stretch of coastline with a sandy beach, but the country is not known as a beach destination. You can spot many dolphins and seals. The country’s economy largely revolves around the mining and export of diamonds. The population, on the other hand, lives mainly from agriculture. About 50% of the population lives below the poverty line. See fashionissupreme for Namibia against all odds.

Where is Namibia?

Travel information of Namibia

Official name: Republic of Namibia
Continent: Africa
Area: 824,292 km²
Capital: Windhoek
Country code: NA, NAM
Population: 2,630,073 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,606 m (Brandberg)
Distance (Amsterdam – Windhoek): 8,383 km
Flight time: about 10 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Namibia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Namibia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Namibia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Namibia?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Namibia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Namibia has a desert climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 20 to 25 degrees and in the winter months around 25 to 35 degrees. When it is winter in the Netherlands, it is summer in Namibia and vice versa.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Namibia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Namibia can be found at Climate info.

Best time
March, April, October and November are the best months to travel to Namibia. The temperatures are not too hot and not too cold. In addition, these are the best months for spotting wildlife.

English is the official language in Namibia. In addition, mainly Afrikaans is spoken and some local languages.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Namibia.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Namibia for less than 3 months.
Business travelers must apply for a visa.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in South Africa (also for Namibia):
Dutch consulate in Namibia:
Embassy of Namibia in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
Consulates of Namibia in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Namibia it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Namibia. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Namibia, payment is made with the Namibian dollar (NAD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Namibia can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Namibia are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -29% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (45% cheaper), food (17% cheaper), imported beer in catering (53% cheaper), cigarettes (58% cheaper) and public transport (74% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Namibia it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.

Time difference
During our summer time there is no time difference.
During our winter time it is 1 hour later in Namibia.
Namibia has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Namibia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Namibia you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Namibia.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Namibia.

In Namibia you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Namibia can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 10111 (approximately 90% coverage)
– Fire brigade: Local numbers
– Ambulance: Local numbers

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink in tourist areas. In places where this is not the case, the local residents will often point this out to you.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Namibia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Namibia can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Namibia end
Namibia’s official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Namibia is 00264 or +264.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Namibia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in Namibia’s Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Namibia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Namibia.

An overview of all public holidays in Namibia can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Namibia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Namibia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Namibia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Namibia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Namibia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Namibia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Namibia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed

Did you know that…
…Namibia has only been an independent country since 1990?
…The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world?
…The Namib Desert is the oldest desert on earth (43 million years)?
…Namibia is the most sparsely populated country on earth after Mongolia?
…The largest meteorite on earth can be found in Namibia?
…The world’s most common cheetah is in Namibia?

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