Namibia Highlights

"Endless horizons"

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.

Namibia Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Namibia

Climbing & Mountainering, Dune Boarding, Hiking, Mountain Surfing, Skydiving, Surfing

Country Profile

Capital: Windhoek

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.

Partly Cloudy
05:5919:26 CAT
Wind: 11mph SSE
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 30.09"Hg
UV index: 0

06:1219:21 CAT
Wind: 3mph S
Humidity: 50%
Pressure: 29.89"Hg
UV index: 0

Partly Cloudy
06:0719:25 CAT
Wind: 12mph SW
Humidity: 48%
Pressure: 29.74"Hg
UV index: 0

06:0819:36 CAT
Wind: 9mph WSW
Humidity: 61%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
UV index: 0

Walvis Bay
Partly Cloudy
06:0819:37 CAT
Wind: 8mph WSW
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
UV index: 0

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