Namibia Info

Some things to know before visiting Namibia

Want to visit Namibia? Here's some information on the basic requirements for entering Namibia, as well as links to more detailed information
Note: Requirements for entry into Namibia differ from country to country, and are subject to change. Always make enquiries before travelling.

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Visas

All visitors require a passport for entry into Namibia, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the county, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket.

Validity: Visas are valid up to three months from the date of issue for stays of up to three months from date of entry. Extensions for a further three months are available from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Windhoek.

Climate

With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Namibia is truly a sunny place. It rains sometimes, during the summer months from November to February usually in form of cloudbursts. Namibia can be travelled at any time of the year. The best time, however, are the months from April to October, when the temperatures are around 25 degrees during the day and the sky is always blue. The nights are cool, but a pleasantly dry cold.

The dry winter months (July to September) are also a good time to visit this desert country. The day temperature usually stays above 20 degrees. But on the central plateau and in the Namib desert the nights can be freezing.

The summer months are hot in Namibia. Then Namibians like to move to the cooler coastal towns, preferably to Swakopmund. Here, they can expect sea fog in the mornings, which keeps temepratures down. The fog usually dissolves around midday. Windhoek is also bearable in summer due to its altitude of about 1650 m. However, the Namib regions should be avoided in summer when temps climb to over 40°C. Same applies to the tropically humid north-eastern regions, especially the Caprivi.

Safety

Theft isn’t particularly rife, but take care walking alone at night, conceal your valuables in towns around the country, and don’t leave anything in sight inside a vehicle. Take the same precautions at camp sites in towns – although there’s no problem at camp sites in national parks.

 

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