The former German colony of Namibia is known for its remarkable desert landscapes, natural attractions, and vast game reserves. The country is named after the Namib Desert which stretches for 1000km in the south of Namibia. Here you will find some of the highest sand dunes in the world as well as one of the world's largest canyons.
The north of the country is famous for its wild and rugged coastline, dotted with shipwrecks, its native tribes, and the salt pans of Etosha National Park. Visitors come to Namibia to appreciate the endless desert scenery, enjoy sightings of rare wildlife, and appreciate an African experience away from the crowds.
Getting to Namibia
Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is located 45 minutes east of the capital city of Windhoek is the main hub for flights into Namibia. Getting around in Namibia can either be done via small domestic flights to Walvis Bay or Luderitz, although most travellers choose to travel by car, despite the vast distances.
The roads in the country are very good and primarily paved although as towns and petrol stations are few and far between its always advisable if travelling on your own to carry extra cash, tires, and fuel.
Passport, visa, and other entry requirements to Namibia
Visitors from most African countries enjoy visa-free travel to Namibia for a period of 90 days. The same applies to most members of the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. All visitors to Namibia also require a passport that is valid for six months after your exit from Namibia.
The best time to visit Namibia
Namibia's dry season stretches between May and October and is the best time to visit. During the dry season wildlife viewing is at its best, especially in Etosha National Park and temperatures are not too hot.
The period between December and March offers hot and humid days with scattered rainfall. This wet season causes the pans of Etosha to fill with water and as the animals scatter, wildlife sightings become less frequent, although this is a time favoured by birders.
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