NAMIBIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Namibia in a way like no other. There are few places as soul-stirring as Namibia. It’s an enchanting land of endless horizons, where the Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon, meets the Namib Desert, the world’s oldest desert. When you visit Namibia with Trafalgar, you’ll climb some of the highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, and see the twinkling stars of one of the clearest night skies on earth. You’ll meet members of the OvaHimba tribe, the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia, and taste traditional vetkoek in Swakopmund. We’ll take you to the haunting shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast, the Quiver Trees of the Kalahari Desert, and the glittering Etosha salt pan, Africa’s largest salt pan that’s visible from space. It’s set within Etosha National Park, a spectacular wilderness with remarkable populations of cheetah, black rhino and more. In a country where there’s more wild animals than people, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet in Namibia. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"With the world's biggest sand dunes, oldest desert, clearest night skies, ancient cultures and more wild animals than people, Namibia is truly extraordinary."

Travel Director
Namibia at a glance
An enchanting land of endless horizons, Namibia is home to Fish River Canyon, the clear skies of Namib Desert and the red dunes of Sossusvlei. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and see Africa's largest salt pan, Big Five widlife in Etosha and the haunting shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast.
Currency
Namibian dollar
Winter avg
32°C
Summer avg
26°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital Cities
Windhoek
Language
German, English
Good morning
Guten Morgen
Good evening
Guten Abend

What to pack for Namibia

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Adaptor plug

In Namibia, the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type D and M. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Binoculars

Pack your binoculars for wildlife spotting in the Etosha National Park, and for stargazing in some of the clearest and darkest night skies in the world.

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Scarf

A scarf is one of the most useful items to pack for your Namibia trip. It protects you from the sun and keeps the desert sand out of your face.

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Sunscreen & sunglasses

Namibia is located close to the equator, and you’ll need to protect your skin and eyes from the harsh sun, with UV protected sunglasses and SPF 30 sunscreen or higher.

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Versatile clothing

The environment in Namibia ranges from the scorching plains to chilly nights in the desert. Pack a variety of layers so you can easily transition between climates.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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