Namibia

Population :

  • 2.3 Million

Time:

  • Summer: From the first Sunday in September to the first Friday in April.  GMT+ 2
  • Winter:  From the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September. GMT+ 2

Area:

  • 825,000 sq.km

Airports tax:

  • Usually included in air-ticket price

Language:

  • English / Afrikaans / German

Capital City:

  • Windhoek

Electricity:

  • 220/240 volts AC. 50Hz three pin 15 fused plugs

Safety

Namibia in general is a very safe country. That being said, like all cities across the world, crime happens and it is up to you to be vigilant. We recommend always staying close to the tour group, especially in the larger cities. In the countryside and rural areas your biggest safety concern will most probably be the baboons that tend to steal food and especially sweets

Border

When we cross the border, there are a couple of things that you will need to keep in mind and be prepared for:

  • You will need to be in possession of a valid return air ticket or proof of transportation which will enable to leave Namibia
  • You will also need to ensure that your passport is valid for six months after your date of departure from Africa
  • Entry into Namibia will be permitted for a maximum period of 90 days
  • Children accompanying adults must have an unabridged certificate

Interesting facts

  • The welwitschia plant has a life span that can reach 2000 years
  • 14% of Namibia’s land is protected area
  • The Tsumeb mine was once Africa’s richest source of lead and Zinc
  • The Namibian desert is known as the world’s oldest desert

Namibia Climate

With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Namibia is definitely very sunny. November till February is the ‘so called’ raining season when the rivers fill up. The best time to visit Namibia is between April & October where it is +- 25 degrees during the day. Nighttime is much cooler and the desert cools down with open skies and viewable stars.

July to September is a dry winter. During the day it can reach up to 21 degrees celsius and at night the desert is freezing. Namibia can be travelled all year round. Let’s just say Namibia has an adventurous climate. Something you really need to experience!

 

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