Namibia Travel Info Namibia Facts and Information

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This page attempts to answer all the pertinent questions about travel in Namibia, if you can't find the information you require please contact us.

Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol is available at licensed bottle stores and supermarkets.

Office Hours

Office Hours

Normal office hours in Namibia are from 8am to 5pm.

Climate

Climate

Namibia is mostly desert, with hot days and cold nights.

Bribery

Bribery

Bribery and corruption is dealt with by the Anti Corruption Commission.

Crime

Crime

Crimes of opportunity does occur and tourist are advised to be aware of their surroundings.

Currency

Currency

The Namibian Dollar (N$) is linked on a 1:1 exchange with the South African Rand.

Customs Tax

Customs Tax

All goods acquired abroad are subject to payment of customs duties.

Culture

Culture

Namibia has a rich and diverse cultural community.

Departure Tax

Departure Tax

VAT is charged at the rate of 15% on services and goods in Namibia.

Electricity

Electricity

Namibia has a stable and reliable electricity grid in all the major centers.

Etiquette

Etiquette

It is completely acceptable to dress informally while travelling around Namibia.

Food

Food

Namibians are quite adventurous when it comes to their food.

Exchange

Exchange

Waiting to exchange currency on arrival can be extremely expensive.

Game Driving

Game Driving

Most tourists will participate in a game drive on their Namibian holiday.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality

Namibia is tolerant and accepting of the LGBTQ+ community although gay marriage is not yet legal.

Golf

Golf

Namibia has a variety of gold courses across the country.

Directions

Directions

Asking for directions can be a tricky task.

Health

Health

You are unlikely to encounter health risks on your Namibian travels.

Internet

Internet

Our 3G connection is widespread and reliable.

Monuments

Monuments

Namibia has many national monuments and heritage sites.

Newspapers

Newspapers

We have several local newspapers in a variety of local languages.

Refueling

Refueling

In Namibia we have petrol attendants to refuel your vehicle.

Postal Service

Postal Service

NamPost is the national postal operator in Namibia.

Holidays

Holidays

We love our public holidays.

Mass Transit

Mass Transit

There is not a great deal of public transport in Namibia.

Radio & TV

Radio & TV

The national broadcaster is called the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation.

Religion

Religion

The constitution of Namibia allows for freedom of religion.

Sex

Sex

Visitors to Namibia should be warned that HIV/Aids is common.

Art

Art

Namibia has many locally produced crafts.

Phones

Phones

Namibians predominantly make use of cellphones and the occasional land line.

Namibian Time

Namibian Time

Officially Namibia is 2 hours ahead of GMT.

Tipping

Tipping

The service you receive may often fall below internationally accepted standards.

Insurance

Insurance

It is important that you are adequately covered by you travel insurance.

Namibian Visas

Namibian Visas

Please check the current visa requirements before travelling to Namibia.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Namibia has 26 parks and reserves.

Water

Water

Most urban residents have access to drinking water.

Women

Women

Namibia is a fairly safe place for single female travellers.

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