Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Namibia?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Namibia are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Namibia?

For up to date information around safety and security in Namibia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Namibia.

Best time to visit Namibia?

May to October. Namibia is a scenic country and can be visited throughout the year. The colors will be most vibrant during and after the Wetseason. October to February can be unpleasantly hot.

Do I need a visa to enter Namibia?

Although British nationals can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days without a visa, there have been cases where visitors have only been given permission to stay for periods much shorter than 90 days, sometimes as short as only 7 or 10 days.

What currency do i need in Namibia?

The official currency of Namibia is the South African Rand.

While visiting Namibia

What wild animals live in Namibia?

Among the many animals which you can see in Namibia are: lions, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamus, cheetas, black and white rhinos, wildebeest, hyenas, vultures, black backed jackals, ostriches, zebras, seals, dikdiks (a tiny antelope species), baboons, springboks, wild dogs, kudus and oryx (or oryxes).

What is the traditional food in Namibia?

"Meat and pap (a porridge)" is the unofficial Namibian national dish.

What Languages are spoken in Namibia?

Among European languages spoken in Namibia are German, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

How much do you tip in Namibia?

The currency in Namibia is the South African Rand. Most travellers tip in cash, with the preferred currencies in Namibia being Namibian dollars or South African rand or, failing that, US dollars or even euros or GB pounds.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Namibia?

Local Namibia travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Namibia Numbers?

  • Police: 10111
  • Ambulance: City Dependent
  • Fire: City Dependent
  • Embassy: +264 61 274 800

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Namibia?

    The time difference is 2 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Namibia?

    Namibia Guidebook

    Best Namibia guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Namibia with this Namibia Guidebook .