Namibia Travel Information - Guide

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Entry Requirements for Namibia

In order to enter Namibia, a passport valid for six months after date of entry is required; contact your nearest travel agent or embassy for up-to-date information.

Namibian Currency

The Namibian Dollar, SA Rand, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.  No credit cards are accepted at petrol stations.

Taxes and Refunds Within Namibia

All goods and services are priced to include value added tax of 15%.  Visitors may reclaim VAT at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros- and Walvis Bay Airport.

What To Wear in Namibia

Most of Namibia is covered by desert, so the climate is what you would expect from a desert country. Extremely hot daytime temperatures in summer and extreme cold night temperatures in winter.

Summer: bring cool cotton clothing and loads of sunblock. Winter: bring light clothing with a sweater or jacket for cool mornings and evenings.

Languages Spoken In Namibia

English is the official language, but Namibia has more than 11 indigenous languages. A few of the main languages spoken are :

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Oshiwambo
  • Nama/Damara
  • Kavango
  • Otjiherero

Health Services In Namibia

Namibia is a relatively healthy country, However it is always worth while taking precautions and consulting your doctor.

  • Malaria - North of Namibia (Etosha park northwards)  is a Malaria area so it would be advised to take prophylaxis during summer months.
  • Hospitals - Main hospitals in Namibia are of a good standard with clean and safe facilities. Serious medical cases will be evacuated by air to South Africa where further facilities are available. For the reason stated above it would be advised to take out a comprehensive travel insurance before you travel,which should include any medical expenses, air evacuation and repatriation if necessary.

Banking Hours in Namibia

Monday to Friday 9.00 - 15.30 (9am-3.30pm) and Saturday 9.00 - 13.00 (9am-1pm)

Useful Numbers For Tourist In Namibia

Tourism Office Tel: +264 61 290 6000

Tourism and Safety Information Line - Windhoek +264 61 2906000  Cape Town +27 21 4223298

Police - +264 (61) 10111

Fire Brigade - +264 (61) 211 111.

Ambulance  - +264 (61) 211 111.