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Namibia Travel

Officially known as the Republic of Namibia, this unique and untouched country largely comprised of desert and salt pans, has some surprisingly beautiful features due to its location. A western border dominated by the cold Atlantic Ocean, northern land borders with wild Angola and ZambiaBotswana to the east with its flood plains, and South Africa to the south-east. Although it does not officially border with Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed separates them at their closest points. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, also home to Hosea Kutako International Airport.  Due to the vast expanse of Namibia, many visitors travel the country via light aircraft as almost all parks and towns have their own airstrips. Self-driving is possible and a great way to experience the landscape.

Namibia has a rich history with much of that past still kept alive in the present day. The dry lands were inhabited by nomadic tribes such as the Bushmen, for centuries. In modern times, it became a German protectorate and remained so until the end of World War I. In 1920, it was mandated to South Africa which it gained independence from in 1990. Interestingly, visitors will find many parts of the country still have a strong German heritage.

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NamibRand Nature Reserve

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Hardap Game Reserve

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Mangetti National Park

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Caprivi Game Park

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Mahango Game Park

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Kaokoland

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Damaraland

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Mudumu National Park

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Namibia is from July to October, the dry season, when the temperatures are just above 20°C and the chance of rain is nil. This weather also makes for the best time for wildlife viewing. Travellers shouldn’t be fooled by the desert, however; as winter nights can get below freezing.

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There are various accommodation options in Namibia. However, these are sprawled across the country. Accommodation options range from hotels in the cities to rustic camping, guest houses, and lodges in and around rural areas.

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Not all visitors travelling to Namibia require a visa. However, those that do should consulate the embassy or consulate in their country of origin to submit a visa application before travelling.

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Routine vaccinations, along with yellow fever, are required before travelling to Namibia. Additionally, the CDC recommends the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

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Typically, tap water is filtered or purified in hotels and lodges across Namibia. However, if you are uncertain, bottled water is readily available.

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Namibia is a family-friendly destination and offers an array of recreation for the entire family to enjoy.

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Depending on the type of safari you opt for you, will depend on the level of fitness you’ll need. Walking safaris require a certain level of fitness, while guided game drives are perfect for any discerning traveller.

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Most tour operators and travel agents will recommend purchasing travel insurance before arriving. Most plans include emergency air evacuation if visitors are travelling to remote areas of the country. We advise that visitors talk to their travel consultants before travelling.

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Travellers opting for a self-drive experience in Namibia require a valid driving licence from their home country. However, if the licence is not in English, travellers are required to carry an international driving permit with them.

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