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NAMIBIA TOURS

A utopia of vast terrain and brimming with wildlife, our Namibia tours are perfect for adventure and discovery.

With a large Atlantic coast that crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, our Namibia tours include many national parks which are host to hundreds of species of animals, birds and plants - perfect for wildlife viewing.

The coastal city of Swakopmund has lots to offer in terms of adrenaline-fuelled activities as its landscape - wild and rugged. The dunes are ideal for sandboarding and quad biking, as well as the town being a great place to skydive and see dolphins.

The city itself is great for shopping and has delicious local cuisine to try. The dunes soon turn to mountains as you venture through to Spitzkoppe to see the mighty granite monoliths and strange rock formations.

Our Namibia tours also give you a chance to meet and integrate with the socially dynamic Himba tribe, well known for their semi-nomadic pastoral lifestyle.

The Himba population is estimated at about 50,000, and they're famous for their practice of applying otjize, a red paste made of ochre which symbolises the richness of the earth and life essence.

If you're a lover of wildlife, there are few better places than Etosha National Park to see a great variety of amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Our Namibia tours take you by the waterholes and natural springs of the park, which are ideal to catch a glimpse of zebras, impala, wildebeest, cheetahs and elephants.

A Namibia tour from Encounters Travel will leave you with a lasting Namibia safari experience!

The capital city of Windhoek gives you an opportunity to explore the streets, visit markets and get a taste for the contemporary culture of Namibia.

From city life to the quiet countryside and even its wildlife parks, our Namibia tours offers a memorable experience for every type of traveller!

More information about Namibia tours

Do you want to know more about Namibia and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the Namibia tourism board for more information.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the official currency of Namibia?

The currency used in Namibia is the Namibian dollar and the South African rand.

When is the best time of the year for Namibia tours?

May to October are the best times of the year to visit, especially for game viewing.

What should you wear on Namibia tours?

It is recommended to wear light, loose-fitting clothing to be comfortable in the heat and neutral tones on safari rides.

What should you wear in Namibia?

It is recommended to wear light, loose-fitting clothing to be comfortable in the heat and neutral tones on safari rides.

Can you drink the tap water in Namibia?

The tap water is either purified or comes directly from boreholes and is safe to drink. Bottled mineral water is readily available at shops and resorts.

How do I plan a trip to Namibia?

How you plan your trip to Namibia depends on a few factors, such as your budget, how long you plan on staying in the country, and your interests. However if you book your Namibia tour through us at Encounters Travel you won’t have to do much planning – most, if not all, our Namibia tour itineraries covers the country extensively.

How much is a meal in Namibia?

How much you spend on a meal depends entirely on the type of food you have in mind and where exactly you plan on eating, for instance, are you planning to eat street food or fine dining? However an average meal in Namibia should cost around N$39 per person.

Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

Is it safe to travel to Namibia?

Namibia is, for the most part, a safe country to visit. However it does have crime - much like most other countries around the world.

Crime is somewhat of a serious issue in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, and some other areas through the country.

Incidents such as muggings and bag snatching happen frequently, especially in areas frequented by foreigners.

Do you need vaccinations to go to Namibia?

Yes, some vaccines are required for travellers going to Namibia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

How many days in Namibia is enough?

Many standard Namibia tour itineraries are no longer than 10 or 14 days, but that doesn’t also mean you can’t stay longer if you want to!

What is the best month to visit Namibia?

The best time to visit Namibia is from July to October, when the temperatures are just above 20°C and there’s little to no chance of rain.

This is also the best time for wildlife viewing, making it peak travel season so you will need to plan well in advance.

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Time: GMT+2
Dial Code: +264
Area: 825,615 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Namibia is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m | The highest point in Namibia is the Konigstein Mountain at 2,606m (8,545 ft.)
Population: 2,587,801 (2018)
Capital: Windhoek
Government: Multi-party parliamentary democracy
Language: English, German

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country located in Southern Africa. The Atlantic Ocean is along the western border, and the country also borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

In 1990, Namibia gained independence from South Africa, following the Namibian War of Independence. The capital and largest city in Namibia is Windhoek. Kenya is a member state of the United Nations, the African Union and the Commonwealth of Nations.

This country is the driest in Sub-Saharan Africa and was inhabited by the San, Damara and Nama groups. Namibia is a multi-party parliamentary democracy. The expansive Namib Desert means that Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. It also has the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa.

The landscape of Namibia features five varied geographical areas, including the Namib, the Bushveld, the Kalahari Desert, and the Great Escarpment. The coastal desert of Namibia is one of the oldest deserts in the world. The sand dunes are created by the strong onshore winds and are the highest in the world.

As Namibia is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the country depends on groundwater. There are more than 10,000 boreholes scattered across the country. Tourism is a major contributor to Namibia's GDP. The country is a popular destination in Africa and is renowned for its ecotourism, which encompasses Namibia's vast wildlife.

Highlights

  • Swakopmund - a coastal city in the west of Windhoek, with sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Skeleton Coast - located along the Atlantic Ocean and south of Angola, this area is scattered with shipwrecks.
  • Kaokoveld - a coastal desert in the north and the ancestral home of the Himba people.
  • Okonjima Nature Reserve - known for the AfriCat Foundation that protects cheetahs and other carnivores.
  • Cape Cross Seal Reserve - a protected area for breeding seals in the South Atlantic on the Skeleton Coast.
  • Caprivi Strip - a lengthy panhandle stretching towards Zimbabwe, with beautiful scenery and wildlife.
  • Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings - a site of ancient rock engravings that has been inhabited for 6,000 years.

Tips

  • English is widely spoken, so you will be able to interact with ease.
  • Pack a jacket and wear layers in the evening, as it can get cold.
  • Vegetarians will struggle to find meat-free dishes - give your dietary requirements before.
  • Carry medication with you, as it will be hard to access a pharmacy.
  • Do not flash your valuables and lock them away in your accommodation.
  • Bring a sturdy pair of hiking shoes for exploring the varied landscape.
  • Take extra batteries, memory cards and a battery charger for your camera.
  • Most of the country is malaria free, apart from the far north and Caprivi.

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