Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Namibia are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Namibia read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for 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.
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.
The official currency of Namibia is the South African Rand.
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).
"Meat and pap (a porridge)" is the unofficial Namibian national dish.
Among European languages spoken in Namibia are German, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
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.
Local Namibia travel experts are available.
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What is the time difference in Namibia?
The time difference is 2 hours
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Best Namibia guidebook?
Stay informed before during and after your trip to Namibia with this Namibia Guidebook .