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Questions tagged [namibia]

The Republic of Namibia / Republik Namibia / Republiek van Namibië, a country in South West Africa, as formerly named.

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Self-drive vs. guided safari in Southern Africa

I am researching safaris for Southern Africa through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa with possibly a stop at Victoria Falls. We are looking at both guided tours and doing a self-drive for about ...
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Itineraries in South Africa (+/- 2 Weeks) [closed]

I plan to travel to South-Africa at the end of this year (last week of December, first week of January). Now I would like to have some advice on some possible itineraries. The trip will take about two ...
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Dealing with extremely dry air in Africa

Some years ago, I had an overnight stay in Sahara. I live in a very high humidity climate, so the extremely dry desert air was quite literally choking me, and sleeping was impossible. I only managed ...
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Leaving Namibia only a couple hours after the visa expired

I have a visa for Namibia until the 18th of December. I would like to take a bus from Windhoek to Capetown that leaves Windhoek on December 18th in the afternoon. It would get me to the NAM/SA-border ...
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CB Radio in Namibia - is a license needed? If yes, what is the situation in practice?

It is my understanding that in Namibia, a license is required to use a CB radio (our use case is quite typical, a two-car journey across the country), as described on this website: http://www.qsl.net/...
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Pros and Cons of a tent on the ground and its alternatives in Namibia

I am leaving for a three week vacation in Namibia in May (past rain season). A 4x4 car is rented and I plan to bring my own tent (and most other required camping gear). I've been on camping trips all ...
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What campsites exist between Gaborone and Windhoek?

We are planning a trip from Gaborone, Botswana to the Namib desert, not far from Windhoek, Namibia. By google its about 15h drive. We are looking for campsites along that route, without diverting too ...
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Where can I find accurate, up-to-date information about visa requirements for visitors to Namibia?

I have found much conflicting information, including on Namibia's own High Commission/embassy websites for different countries. Third-party sites rarely included dated information, so one has no idea ...
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Do I need a transit visa for layover in Luanda?

I am a UK citizen flying from London to Namibia, via Morocco and Angola (what a journey) and have a 9 hour layover in Luanda Airport Angola. Does anyone know if I would need a transit visa for that?
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How to visit Kaokoveld, Namibia without driving yourself

We'll be in Namibia next month, and would love to visit Kaokoveld, but none of us can drive. Do we have any other options to get there from Windhoek?
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How can a traveller to Namibia best support African businesses?

Namibia is a post-Apartheid nation and has been independent of South Africa for nearly 30 years. However huge imbalances of wealth and ownership remain. In Namibia, the tourist industry accounts ...
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Entering Namibia with passport that expires in 5 months from the US? What will happen?

Entering Namibia with a passport from US that expires in 5 months. In Namibia for 7 days with ticket to leave. What will happen?
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Staying in Etosha Park, Namibia

I've recently contacted Etosha National Park, asking them to book 2 nights at their camping sites for our upcoming trip to Namibia. They've quickly got back with a quote, but in order to secure the ...
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What happens if my Namibia visa expires and I'm still in the country?

I am from South Africa and would like to know what happens in the case of my visa expiring tomorrow. I am currently in Namibia and am on a visitors visa. As I understand that, if you're from one of ...
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Namibia: Traveling visa free to collect ill relative?

I would normally call the embassy in question to ask this, but they are closed for the weekend and I am in a slight hurry, so I am hoping someone here might be able to shed some light. My father has ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Namibia?

I have Bulgarian citizenship and permanent residence address in Germany, and I will travel to Botswana for a 10 day trip (scientific conference). The site of our Ministry of External affairs states ...
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Renting camping equipment in Nambia [closed]

I am planning a 3 week road trip in August in Namibia for 2 people. At first, I wanted to book a van or a 4x4 with a rooftop tent but it's quite expensive in August (more than 100$ a day). As I saw ...
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Namibia visa extension to full 90 day stay [closed]

We have a South African passport. We got 50 days but we want to extend it to 90 days. We are currently in Walvisbaai visiting my brother's son. Do you pay for extension? Yesterday my husband went to ...
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I overstayed on a visitor's visa, but married can I go to SA? [closed]

I accidentally over stayed on a visitor's visa in June/July (only one day). I am Namibian. My husband and I married in October this year in Namibia (he is moving to Namibia). I changed my passport etc....
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Better to bring US dollars, Sterling, Euros or South African Rand into Namibia?

I will need to bring around US$7000 worth of currency into Namibia for a short stay. (Note that the Namibian dollar is pegged to the South African Rand, and Rand are accepted in place of Namibian ...