Travel Namibia

Come lose yourself in a land as vast and big as the sky. A place where the mountains are made of sand and the plains stretch to an endless horizon.

Tourism Information

Namibia is home to vibrant cities where people are excited about the future, while remaining deeply connected to their rich, cultural past. A stable, democratic government, infrastructure that allows guests to move confidently off the beaten path and endless horizons that beckon you to explore define this country and its people.


The best time to visit is during the cool, dry winter months of May to September. 

In summer, November to March, the landscape is verdant green, but expect high temperatures and heavy downpours. Summers here are hot with daily highs of over 28° Celsius (82 ° F) between October and February; evenings are usually cooler. Winter days are milder, with maximum and minimum means of 20 ° C (69 ° F) and 6° C (43° F) in July, but early mornings and evenings are crisp with frost.

Size and geographical situation

Namibia is situated in south-western Africa on the latitude of the tropic of Capricorn. In the north it borders on Angola, in the east on Botswana, in the south on South Africa and in the west on the Atlantic Ocean. The Caprivi, in the far north-east of the country, extends as far east as Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Namibia has a surface area of 823 144 km². It is four times the size of Great Britain, more than twice the size of Germany and larger than Texas.


The country has many contrasting landscapes. Thorn-bush Savannah in the central highlands, dense bushveld, woodland Savannah’s and the endless plains of the Etosha Pan in the north, the majestic Fish River Canyon in the south, and finally the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert, in the west of the country, which borders on the Atlantic Ocean.


According to a 1998 estimate, Namibia has a population of 1,8 million, with a population density of 1,7 people per square kilometer, and an annual population growth of 3,1%. The population is heterogeneous, with all eleven population-groups living together peacefully and giving the country a treasure house of diverse cultures.

The largest part of the population lives in rural areas. Windhoek, the capital, is the only city in the country with a population of approximately 250 000. Other bigger towns in the country are Keetmanshoop, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Rehoboth, Rundu, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Tsumeb.

Health requirements

Vaccinations against smallpox, cholera and yellow fever are not required.

However, visitors travelling from or through countries where yellow fever is endemic must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination. This requirement does not apply to air travelers in transit.

Please contact your outfitter for further medical details or your local medical practitioner.

No major vaccinations are required.

Air travel

The Chief Hosea Kutako Airport (Windhoek International Airport), 45 km (28 miles) east of the capital, is the major point of entry into Namibia. There are landing strips throughout the country and air-charter services are available in Windhoek and Swakopmund (coastal town).

Flights from USA

Flights depart on a daily basis from Atlanta, Chicago and New York to Johannesburg. There is also a daily connecting flight between Johannesburg and Windhoek International Airport (Chief Hosea Kutako Airport). Please contact DELTA AIRLINE International flight division for more information.

Flights from Europe

Direct flights are available from Frankfurt (Germany) or London (England) to Windhoek, Namibia. Other destinations in Europe can be routed through Johannesburg where daily connecting flights are available to Windhoek, Namibia. Please contact your travel agent for further details.

Traveling abroad with children

In order to assist travelers to meet the requirements of the laws of some countries of destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration strongly advises travelers as follows regarding traveling with children under the age of 18:

1. Travelers should at all times carry unabridged (full) birth certificates of the children, in addition to the children’s passports;

2. Adults traveling with children that are not their biological children should be in possession of an affidavit (sworn statement deposed to before a commissioner of oaths) from the child’s parents consenting that the child may travel with the particular traveler;

3. When a child is traveling with anyone other than his or her own parents, the traveler should have copies of the identity documents/passports of the parents or legal guardians of the child. Contact details of the parents or legal guardian of the child should also be at hand.

4. If a child is traveling with only one parent, the other parent should, by way of affidavit, provide consent for the child to travel with the other parent.

5. Where applicable, travelers should be in possession of a death certificate of the other parent registered as a parent of the child on the birth certificate.
6. Any unaccompanied minor may be required to produce:
 – Proof of consent from one or both his or her parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit for the child to travel.
 – letter from the person who is to receive the child, containing his or her residential address and contact details where the child will be residing;
 – a copy of the identity document or valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person who is to receive the child; and
 – the contact details of the parents or legal guardian of the child.

Queries can be forwarded to the Public Relations Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Telephone number: +264 61 292 2169 / +264 81 125 364, E-mail: sakeus.kadhikwa(at) / sakeus@gmail.

What to wear

During the day dress is generally casual, but in some of the more sophisticated hotel restaurants and bars, jeans, T-shirts, and slip-slops are not acceptable during the evening when “smart casual” clothes are the norm.

Early mornings and evenings can be cold during the winter months (May to September), so pack warm clothing such as trousers, long-sleeved shirts, a jersey, or an anorak. During the hot summer months (October to April) loose-fitting clothes, a wide-brimmed hat, and a raincoat are essential.

After the rain, temperatures drop by quite a few degrees so include a light jersey for the occasional cool summer evening. Mosquitoes can be troublesome during summer, so remember to pack loose-fitting trousers and long-sleeved shirts to protect your legs and arms during the evenings. Warm clothing is necessary throughout the year along the coast where the fog and a chilly breeze can create unpleasant conditions.


In summer, Namibian Standard Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and the same as South African Standard Time; in winter, Namibian Standard Time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and thus one hour behind South African Standard Time.

Summer time commences at 02:00 on the first Sunday of September; wintertime commences on the first Sunday of April.

Main Tourist Attractions

Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.

What to bring

Light, cotton clothing in olive green or sand colors is recommended for hunting. Well-fitting boots, warm pyjamas and sweater/parkas for cool nights and mornings

Please note:

Camouflaged clothing is permitted only in the hunting field in Namibia!


  • Flash light
  • Sun protection lotion (We suggest an SPF of 30 to 50)
  • Lip balm
  • Sun-glasses
  • Hat
  • Camera & Film
  • Batteries for camera
  • Binoculars (min 8*30)
  • Bow or rifle accessories
  • Clothes (2 pants, 2 shirts), warm clothes especially from June to August 
  • Diary



  • Ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance.
  • That you take out traveler’s medical insurance.
  • Important to have proper evacuation medical insurance.

Useful Links

Below you will find a selection of useful links.

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