Your ultimate experience in Namibia

FAQ

Where is Namibia located?
Namibia is situated in the South West of Africa. It is bordered by Angola to the north, Zambia in the northeast, Botswana to the east and South Africa in the south.

How big is the area of Namibia?
Namibia is 825,418 sq km (318,696 sq miles)

How big is the Population?
Namibia has an estimated population of about 2.3 million

What is the time zone of Namibia?
From the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April Namibia reverts to GMT/UTC +2. During winter the time is GMT/UTC +1, from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September.

What is the Capital City of Namibia?
Windhoek is Namibia's capital city, located in the center of the country surrounded by mountains at an average altitude of 1720 metres (5,590 feet).

What is the weather and climate like in Namibia?
Namibia is a country of clear blue skies and pleasant climate with 300 days of sunshine a year.
Winter (May - September): 18-25°C during the day. Below freezing temperature and ground frosts are common at night.
Summer (October – April): Average temperature 20–35°C during the day. Temperatures above 40°C are often recorded in the north and south of the country.
Humidity is generally very low in most parts of Namibia, but it can also reach up to 80% in the extreme north during summer.

When should I visit Namibia?
Namibia is generally a year round destination, but the Peak season is from July till October. For the best game viewing opportunities, July to October is recommended as it is the dry season and all the animals congregate around the waterholes.

What currency is being used in Namibia?
The Namibia Dollar(N$) and the South African Rand are the two only legal tenders in Namibia.

Can I use my credit card?
Credit cards are widely accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Cards can also be used to withdraw cash from ATM’s.

How much should I Tip?
It is customary to give 10% of the bill in restaurants. Porters should receive about 2-5 N$ and a petrol station attendant about 2N$

What is the Country Dialing Code of Namibia?
The Namibian country dialing code is +264. Each city or region has a 2 digit area code. Windhoek’s dialing code is 061.

Can I use my Cell/mobile phone in Namibia?
The main Namibian cell phone network is MTC. Sim cards can be bought at MTC stores, supermarkets and petrol stations.

Is there Internet connectivity?
There are internet cafes in all the bigger towns around Namibia.

What plugs and power voltage is used in Namibia?
The voltage in Namibia is 220-230 V (identical to South Africa). Adapters can be bought in most of the shops over Namibia.

Is it safe to drink the tap water?
Tap water is safe and palatable in Namibia, unless specifically stated at particular locations.

What is the official language?
The official language is English. All documents, signs and notices are in this language. Afrikaans and German are both widely used. The major local languages include Oshiwambo, Herrero, Nama, Damara, various San languages,and Silozi

How much does public transport cost?
The most common public transport is taxi. The rates are 9N$ for one zone, and most locations are 9N$ or 18N$. Remeber only to use the taxi with a taxi number on the side/back.

How much does a meal and a beer cost?
Dining out you will get a dinner for around 100N$, and a beer will costs you around 15N$.