Namibia is not dangerous, but it is not very safe either. Keep your wits about you, and if something feels wrong, do not go for it. The people are kind and hospitable, but there are possible con artists and muggers to be aware of. Keep your things close, and do not be so trusting. And avoid going out during the night.
💰 Budget Travelers Beware
Well, this is not exactly a tip to scare you off, but if you are a budget traveler, things may not go according to plans in Namibia. Plan to spend some money, going as a backpacker is complicated in this country.
📅 Expand Your Timetable
Namibia is huge. If you want to explore the country, plan for an extended vacation. If you have a fixed timetable, you will miss some of the stuff you plan to do. And if you want to see the wildlife, do not make a timetable altogether!
If you do not speak the official language, you can still communicate in English and German. Almost half the population knows these languages but keep in mind knowing German will help you much better.
🗓️ Book Ahead
If you are booking anything in this country, you need to do it way ahead of time. It is difficult to make fixed plans, but it is also best to book whatever you can before visiting.
💧 Tap Water
The taste is not pleasing, but the tap water is safe. Our recommendation is to bring or buy bottled water. The best option for traveling to Africa is to have a water filtration system to avoid harming the environment as well.
💸Tipping is Voluntary
You are not required to tip but always tip for good services and improvement of the conditions. The standard rate for tipping in Namibia is 10-15% in most places.
🐖 Do Not Hunt!
It is against the law. To preserve the wildlife and the environment, do not plan on any hunting activities. If you go hunting, prepare to face the consequences.
🌎 Help Save The Planet
Avoid littering and try to use as little plastic as possible. It may not be illegal, but common sense is to help preserve our planet.
🎒 Pack Everything You May Need
Since camping and going on roundtrips has a lot of limitations, plan to pack everything you can. It goes for anything that comes to mind. In the desert areas, there are absolutely no shops or people!
👨⚕️ Visit a Doctor Before You Travel
You will do better to receive medical advice for traveling to Africa. If you need vaccines, do it way ahead of time. Malaria may not be a problem, but it is better to be safe.
❄️ Plan for the Season
The climate and weather may be unpredictable, but you should check when is the best time of year and what you can do at that particular time of year. Some activities, such as bird watching, may not be available at all times.
👗 Bring Appropriate Clothes
Besides resisting the heat and having sunscreen, you need the right clothes. It depends on the time you want to travel. One thing that will be a necessity all year is good shoes.
🔋 Bring Power Banks
You may be able to live without the internet, but with no power, you can not even make emergency calls. Plan for power and charging your equipment if you want to bring any.
👱 Learn About the Natives
They are hospitable and kind, but there are things you have to know about their culture and tradition before going to their villages. It is excellent to support the local communities, but taking pictures of their daily lives can be disrespectful. You should also respect the environment to avoid offending them. The best thing for a first visit is going on an organized tour or with a guide.
Namib Desert: Explore the Namib Desert, where you can find Wild horses, the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop, Dune 45, etc.
Capricorn Sign: Take a picture at the tropic of Capricorn sign, which has oddly enough become a place to take a fun picture.
Spitzkoppe: Hike at Spitzkoppe, a fantastic place for camping and spending the night with a lower crowd as it has almost no vegetation or animals.
Windhoek: Have a beer, try the food, and explore Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where you can learn a lot about Namibia’s history in this city and visit their national museum.
Etosha National Park: Drive around Etosha National Park and have a great safari. The National Park is a great place to visit the wildlife of Africa and explore.
Swakopmund: Spend a Few Days at Swakopmund, which used to be a German Colony near the Atlantic Ocean. It has plenty of heritage sites to visit and enjoy history.
Sossusvlei: Climb the tallest sand dunes of Sossusvlei as the scenery is incomparable with the other deserts you have seen.
Fish River Canyon: Visit the stunning Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and the second largest canyon on the planet.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.