Super useful and totally free travel guides to Namibia

An oryx in the Namib Desert
An oryx in Namib Desert Namibia

Why We Love Namibia – Word is quickly getting out about Namibia, which might be one of the most overlooked destinations on the African continent. Explore the otherworldly Skeleton Coast, take in the iconic vista of the Sossusvlei, or just wander the streets of Windhoek. Wildlife, beaches, history, nature, and adventure – Namibia has it all!

Best of Namibia

🏙️ Destinations

View of the first Namibian president monument in Windhoek, Namibia
Luteran Christ Church and the first Namibian president monument

Namibia is vast and spread out, but there are plenty of worthy places to travel in Namibia. Some of the most popular Namibia destinations include:

  • Etosha
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Windhoek

✨ Things to Do

Namibia is a great place to get outdoors and get active. Some of the more popular activities and attractions in Namibia include:

  • Etosha National Park
  • Cape Cross Seal Reserve
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Skeleton Coast
Different kind of animals in Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park

Namibia Travel Advice

🗓️ Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Namibia would be the months between July and October as the temperatures are comfortable and it is during these months that animals gather around the waterholes which makes it the perfect time for wildlife viewing. Unfortunately, this also means peak travel season. Be sure to plan ahead and book in advance.

⚠️ Safety

Other than the occasional petty theft and scams that are common to a lot of destinations, Namibia is, for the most part, a safe place to visit for tourists. You just have to be mindful of your surroundings and practice common sense. Still, it is a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination. 

🤓 Facts & Info

  • Population – 2.6 million
  • Capital – Windhoek
  • Currency – Namibian dollar ($1 = ~17.57 dollars) and South African Rand ($1 = ~17.44 rands)
  • Language – English, though it is common to hear Namibians speaking German, Afrikaans, and a native tongue (e.g. Oshiwambo) or two.
  • Plugs – Type D or M, 230V / 50Hz.

💵 Budgeting & Money

In larger cities, major establishments accept credit and debit cards, and ATMs are widely available. But once you’re outside the cities, make sure you have enough cash with you.

📰 Namibia Travel Guides

Getting planning your trip to Namibia with all our Namibia travel guides: