NAMIBIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Introducing 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! 

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NEED TO KNOW

Language: English, though it is common to hear Namibians speaking German, Afrikaans, and a native tongue (e.g. Oshiwambo) or two.

Currency: Namibian dollar ($1 = ~17.57 dollars) and South African Rand ($1 = ~17.44 rands).

Credit Cards & ATMs: In the 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.

Plugs: Type D or M, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter

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. 

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TOP NAMIBIA DESTINATIONS

  • Etosha
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Windhoek

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WHEN TO VISIT NAMIBIA

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.

Namibia Facts and Trivia

  • The country's name originated from one of the world's oldest deserts--the Namib Desert.
  • Skeleton Coast - one of Namibia's top destinations - derived its name from a book by John Henry Marsh that tells about the true story of the Dunedin Star shipwreck in 1942.
  • Namibia is the first country in the world to include environmental protection in its constitution.

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Driving in Namibia

Namibia drives on the left hand side of the road. Although Namibia has an excellent road system throughout the country, most of the roads are gravel and they turn to tracks as you get to the more remote areas. Which is why it is vital to drive carefully and make sure to always bring at least one (or two) spare tire(s) and a tire-repair kit. When renting a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.

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