Get to know the ins and outs of travelling Namibia
NAMIBIA TRAVEL ADVICE - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
As local tour operator, we are part of your journey from planning to organising and running your Namibia trip. We have many years’ experience in ensuring that you have a smooth trip and don’t need to worry about a thing. But there are a few things you should keep in mind before traveling to Namibia. Here, we share our detailed expert travel advice for your Namibia trip.
Best time to visit
The most popular travel time in Namibia is the dry season between June and October. These months are also the best time to visit Etosha National Park. If wildlife viewing is not at the top of your list, travelling in the low season can have advantages. We share advice on the best time to travel depending on different regions and seasons.
Getting to Namibia and getting around
Windhoek is the starting point for most trips around Namibia. But which visa do you need to get here and how do you get to your next destination? Find out whether a self-drive trip, guided tour, or fly-in package is the best option for you.
Money, Travel Budget & Tips
Find out which factors determine the price of your trip, which currency to use in Namibia, and how much you should budget for tipping. It’s always better to now before you go!
Health & Safety
From road safety to malaria risk and things to consider when on safari. While Namibia is considered a safe and low-risk malaria travel destination, we share expert travel advice on how to stay safe on its lonely gravel roads and beyond.
Just don’t pack too much! We could end our packing list here, but if you want to know a few more details on what to bring to Namibia and in which type of bag to put it all, study our packing list and travel packing advice.
NAMIBIA AT A GLANCE
824,292 km² (318,261 sq mi)
ca. 2.23 Million
Important city for tourist activities
English is the official language of Namibia; but other frequently spoken languages include Oshiwambo, Khoekhoegowab, Afrikaans, RuKwangali and Otjiherero.
Namibia Dollar (NAD), South African Rand (ZAR)
The majority of the population identifies as Christian, while around 10% identify with Islam, Buddhism, or traditional beliefs.
Dry season: May – October (winter, cooler temperatures)
Green season: November – April (summer, hot temperatures)
Namibia generally has a warm and dry climate, and it doesn’t rain much. During the hot summer months, especially January and February, temperatures can climb up to 33°C and even 40°C (91°F to 104°F). Temperatures along the coast, are cooler and you can experience cold foggy mornings. Night-time in the desert can get rather cold as well.
The main international airport and point of arrival and departure is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH, HKIA). Domestic airports are serviced by private charter planes. There are hardly any domestic scheduled flights.
A comparably large number of nationalities do not need a visa to enter Namibia for tourist purposes. Please consult the Namibian embassy or consulate in your home country for visa advice ahead of your travels.
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