High dunes, deep canyons, wild animals and the oldest desert in the world – Namibia is a land of contrasts and superlatives! The pack of lions lies lazily in the shade of the barren trees, while zebras, antelopes and elephants quench their thirst at one of the many water holes in the Etosha National Park. You watch the moving spectacle with big eyes and feel the magic of Africa, which gradually enchants you.
The magic of Africa
On a trip to Namibia you can discover the Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei with the red dunes and the breathtaking photo motifs, the Waterberg, the Fish River Canyon, the colonial port city of Swakopmund and much more. Animal lovers, adventurers and nature lovers are in good hands in Namibia!
Travel information in brief
The seasons in Namibia are opposite to those in Germany. From October to February, the inland temperature can rise to 35 ° C or more. In the rest of the season it is usually pleasantly warm (approx. 25-30 ° C during the day), although it can be quite cool in the mornings and evenings in the months of June to August – the Namibian winter. In some areas, temperatures drop below zero at night. You should therefore dress according to the “onion principle” and take appropriate clothing with you for every season of the year.
Currency / money
The official currency of Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD). A maximum of 25,000 NAD can be imported. The South African Rand (ZAR) is an accepted method of payment. Foreign currency may be imported without restriction. It is best to change money at the airport and in the banks (euros, Swiss francs) or at ATMs (EC Maestro, credit cards). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and lodges. Change the NAD back to Rand before you leave the country, because you can no longer exchange the NAD outside the country’s border. Before you travel, please make sure at your bank that you can withdraw enough cash with your card.
No vaccinations are currently required for Namibia. In addition to the basic vaccinations such as tetanus and diphtheria, it is advisable to also have your vaccination status for hepatitis A and B checked. In addition, the Ministry of Health of Namibia recommends the polio vaccination for trips to southern Africa. We recommend that you seek advice from your doctor or the Tropical Institute regarding malaria prophylaxis, especially if you are traveling in the northern areas. Take enough mosquito repellant and long clothes with you to protect yourself against mosquitoes in the evening.
Visa / entry
For Namibia you need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your return date and has two blank pages. Travelers with a passport from Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria do not need a visa for Namibia. Please make sure that the departure date possibly documented in the passport by the immigration authorities is valid at least until the day of your return journey. It is better to indicate an extra day on the immigration form in case the return flight is delayed. Please also note the entry regulations of the Federal Foreign Office if you are traveling with underage children.
The dream of africa
Namibia is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Africa. It is well developed for tourism and is ideal for those new to Africa and your first trip to Namibia. Namibia also offers exceptionally beautiful travel routes and unforgettable travel experiences for families. With us you can explore the breathtaking nature of Namibia in small groups or with our rental car tours. Depending on how adventurous you are, you can choose between a rooftop tent and an overnight stay in a lodge on your Namibia trip.
The most beautiful sand playground in the world is Sossusvlei in Namibia. Surrounded by the highest dune in the world, the spectacular Sossusvlei is located in the oldest desert in the world! No wonder that this place is often photographed as a photo and should not be missing in your photo album of the Namibia trip. There are wild animals everywhere and many of them can also be found as a self-drive on a rental car tour through Namibia. Elephants, lions, antelopes, giraffes, zebras and many other animals can be seen in Namibia.
We deliberately keep the group size on our Namibia group tours very small. If we see a rare animal on our Namibia trip, everyone should have the opportunity to observe it extensively. This is very important to us! We attach great importance to excellent and knowledgeable tour guides so that you – according to the usual standard – learn as much as possible about the country and the incredible nature of Namibia.
Many of our Namibia trips naturally also include the top tourist destinations such as Sossusvlei and the Etosha National Park; At the same time, we will work out individual, unusual travel routes for you, which will take you to the Caprivi Strip, the Kalahari Desert or the Kavango area, for example. Or we can combine your Namibia trip with a trip through South Africa or Botswana.
Our trips to Namibia always aim to support species conservation projects with part of the travel price. We know Namibia personally and are in close contact with our local partners. Offering high quality nature trips through Namibia for you, that is our aim!