About Namibia

Namibia is one of the most nature-filled and beautiful countries in Africa. Experiencing a trip to this stunning country will astound you with its wilderness and vastness. With such an incredible landscape and impressive wildlife, Namibia is a photographer’s dream come true!

Namibia is known for its wildlife, open spaces, fauna, culture and exciting extreme sports! This beautiful land is bursting with life, home to more than 100 mammal species and more than 300 varieties of birds! 



In addition to English, Afrikaans and German are both spoken, as well as many indigenous languages, including Khoisan, a group of African dialects famous for their clicking sounds. Public displays of affection are frowned upon. Namibian’s respect the older generation, so it’s advisable for tourists to follow suit. Greetings are also important – many shake hands and it’s polite to swap pleasantries before launching into your reason of business.


Best time to visit

Namibia is a year-round destination, but the weather and wildlife viewings are at their best during the winter months. From June to August, the temperatures dip making it more comfortable to drive long distances through the desert. One thing to keep in mind is that winter is the most expensive and busiest time to visit Namibia. It’s not uncommon for some lodges to fill up a year in advance. If you want to skip the crowds and don’t mind the higher temperatures, plan your trip during the shoulder or low seasons.


How many days do I need in Namibia?

You can stay in town for a week or two and see half of Namibia just by doing day trips (sometimes by plane) from Swakopmund. As a part of a road trip, you can plan at least 3 nights in Swakopmund. That gives you time to do a couple of day trips in the area.


Things to do in Namibia

From world-renown safaris to the Himba people Namibia is a fascinating country with much more to offer than one might initially think! It has vast deserts with giant dunes, one of the world’s largest canyons, some of the driest places on earth, and much more! Plus, as a country of extremes, Namibia is particularly interesting for geography lovers.


Getting around Namibia

By plane

There are internal flights available, patronized mainly by business folk. In addition to the international airport at Walvis Bay, small airports are scattered across the country at Katima Mulilo, Lüderitz, Ondangwa, Oranjemund and Rundu.

By train

Trains have been running in Namibia since 1895. Most routes on this small network also offer a passenger service (both economy and business), and since most departures entail overnight travel you can save a night’s accommodation, which may be of interest to budget travellers.

By car

The most convenient way to see the country is by having your own wheels; once you’ve made that decision, the main question is whether to go for a 2WD or 4WD. Many of the main highways are high-quality tarred roads, and the gravel roads necessary for reaching most of the main sights are generally navigable in a 2WD outside the rainy season, though the higher the clearance, the more comfortable the ride.

By bus

Organized transport is rather a good option to choose outside the main population centres. Intercape Mainliner provides the most reliable luxury buses, running daily services from Windhoek to South Africa, stopping off at Rehoboth, Mariental and Keetmanshoop; it also heads north to Oshakati, Ondangwa and the Angolan border at Oshikango, as well as to Livingstone in Zambia via Rundu and Katima Mulilo, and west to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.


Health & Safety

Namibia is one of the safest countries in Africa. It’s politically stable and has a low crime rate. All travellers are required to have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from those travellers coming from areas of risk. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.

Interesting places to visit in Namibia


Namibia's capital city is one of Africa's easiest to navigate. Safe, contemporary, and clean, it is filled with traditional German houses and pastel-hued buildings. Despite being Namibia's largest city, Windhoek has more of a small-town vibe.

The pedestrian-friendly city is easy to explore on foot. Don't miss its many craft shops, fun and tasty restaurants, and neo-Baroque cathedrals that join skyscrapers to make up the city's skyline.

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay (vahl-fis bay) is pleasant, particularly around the new waterfront development and along the esplanade. A cluster of bars and restaurants right on the water overlook the the harbor and the big machinery of the port not far away. It has a very genuine, relaxed feel. The town proper is not super compact and your own wheels make life a lot easier.


As Namibia’s most sought-after holiday destination, Swakopmund, has in recent years become the main tourist hub of the country. No longer the sleepy village at the edge of the cold misty coastline, Swakopmund is now fast becoming the business and incentive travel capital of the Southern African region.

Sandwich Harbour

Sandwich Harbour lies around 30 kilometres south of Walvis Bay. Here, there's a reed lined lagoon fed by freshwater springs, a sandy beach and pale dunes dropping straight into the sea. The lagoon is a haven for many birds such as pelicans, flamingos, sandpipers and dabchicks. It's not uncommon to find jackal trotting along the beach or see dolphins offshore.

Etosha National Park

An enormous salt pan visible from space dominates the arid Etosha National Park, Namibia’s biggest conservation area. Home to critically-endangered black rhinos as well as four of the Big Five, Etosha offers some of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles as animals congregate around its small network of desert waterholes. With a well maintained network of roads this is also one of the best parks in Africa to enjoy the freedom of a self drive safari


The breath-taking mountainous region of Damaraland is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion, which eke out an existence in this near-barren landscape.

A not-to-be-missed attraction is the picturesque Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings – most notably the White Lady. The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best-preserved etchings on the continent.

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