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  • Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

What language is spoken in Namibia?

While English is the official language of the country, Afrikaans and German are widely spoken in Namibia. 

What currency is used in Namibia?

The currency used throughout the country is the Namibian dollar. Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted however, ATMs might be slightly difficult to come by. 

Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Namibia?

A visa is not required when travelling from Canada or the United States as a tourist for up to 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory to travel. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date you enter Namibia.

When is the best time to travel to Namibia?

You can visit Namibia any time of the year as it is usually dry and warm. Wildlife viewing is best in the dry season, which is from May to October. 

Is there transportation within Namibia?

Public transportation in Namibia covers the bare minimum. Thus, the best way to get around the country is by car. Small or private groups will find the mini Safari coach very comfortable and the most usual way to see the best of this large and remote country. 

Is Namibia a family friendly destination?

Namibia is a great destination for your next family vacation as the country is very safe and there are activities for everyone! If you have a desire to see wide open spaces of desert and the varied animals that survive this arid landscape, Namibia is for you.  

How welcoming is Namibia to LGBTQ travellers ?

Namibia is more forward-thinking on LGBT rights than many African nations. Homosexual acts are technically illegal but are not prosecuted, and legislation to repeal these laws has been proposed. The right to change legal gender has been protected since 1963. With that said, conservative attitudes still exist. All visitors are asked to maintain an understanding of local cultural sensitivities. Discretion is to be practised at sites of antiquity, as well as during day-to-day touring. With this in mind, Namibia welcomes all to its uniquely beautiful landscapes.

What if any vaccinations are required or suggested for travel to Namibia?

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Namibia, however, we recommend you consult with your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date recommendations, particularly in regard to malaria prophylactics. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.



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