Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. Namibia is one of Southern Africa's best places to watch wildlife. Its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the 'clicks' that present an enigma to most native English-speakers.
Important cities: Windhoek, Keetmanshoop, Lüderitz, Ondangwa and Oshakati, Outjo, Swakopmund, Tsumeb, Tsumkwe, Walvis Bay, Warmquelle
Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 824,292 km2
Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, indigenous languages (Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
Mobile Phone: Local SIM cards can be used in Australian and European phones. Mobile phones are very common and run on the GSM network. MTC and Telecom Namibia are the two largest mobile service provider in Namibia.
Country code: +264
Electricity: 220-240V, 60HZ
Internet TLD: .na
Time Zone: UTC+1
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Weather is in the range of the sub-Tropical High Pressure Belt. Its overall climate description is arid, descending from the Sub-Humid through Semi-Arid (embracing most of the waterless Kalahari) and Arid (these three regions are inland from the western escarpment) to the Hyper-Arid coastal plain. Typically the sub-Tropical High Pressure Belt, with frequent clear skies, provides more than 300 days of sunshine per year. It is situated at the southern edge of the tropics; the Tropic of Capricorn cuts the country about in half. The winter (June – August) is generally dry.
When should you go: Between December and March, some days will be humid and rain may follow, often in localized, afternoon thunderstorms. Wildlife viewing in all parks, but especially in Etosha, is best in the Dry season from April to October.