FAQ-Africa-Namibia

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Home to one of the largest cheetah populations, Namibia is an experience like no other. Travel to one of the many National Parks including Etosha where the salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes. Set foot in the mysterious Dead Vlei surrounded by massive red sand dunes and trees over 1000 years old. Book your incredible trip today.

Namibia: Facts & Information

Weather

Namibia’s climate is mostly of a subtropical dessert-like climate with two distinct seasons; a wet season, also known as the summer (between November to April) and from May to October is the country’s winter, characterized with cooler, drier conditions and very little rainfall.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Namibia. The (UV) sunrays can be very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day. As well, make well-informed decisions, take necessary precautions as you would with travel anywhere else, have copies on-hand of your important documents.

Vaccinations

No special immunizations or vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand. However, it is recommended that you check with your family doctor or a travel clinic a few weeks before you travel. Medicine brought into New Zealand for personal use is subject to controls and must be declared on your arrival. It is recommended you bring a prescription or letter from your doctor.

Currency & Customs

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar. There are ATMs in major towns throughout the country and Visa and MasterCard is often widely accepted. Your passport must be valid, or should not expire, for at least 6 months past the date of your return. You would need an entry visa if you are visiting for business purposes.

Electricity

The electrical current for Namibia is 220 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Namibia is English. There are over 11 indigenous languages spoken throughout the country, which includes Oshiwambo, Nama/Damara, Afrikaans and Kavango.