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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Mar 2018.

Avoid driving outside towns at night as wildlife and stray livestock pose a serious hazard. See Road travel

There is a growing level of violent street crime affecting foreign tourists, particularly in Windhoek. See Crime

If travelling along the Zambezi region, stick to the well-travelled routes. See Local travel

You should carry identification with you at all times. Unless you need to have your passport with you for immigration purposes or passing through security checkpoints, leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy for ID.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Namibia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Most visits to Namibia are trouble-free.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. 


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Namibia Dollar | South African Rand (NAD | ZAR)
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Dialling Code: 264
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 984,000 in 2010
Languages Spoken:
Kuanyama (de facto official language) 35%
Ndonga 21%
English (official language) 7%
Afrikaans (de facto official language) 6.6%

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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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