Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Entry Requirements

All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your journey and there must be at least 3 empty pages in the passport.

As at Jan 2018, tourists from the FRG, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ireland, UK, Austria, Italy, France, United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Scandinavian countries, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, and the Netherlands do NOT need a visa to visit Namibia.

Children under 18 travelling on South African passports will be required to present their unabridged birth certificates, in addition to their passports.

Tourists must be in possession of a valid air ticket for their return or onward journey and should not be in Namibia for more than 90 days. As these requirements may change, please ensure that you check with your travel agent or your consulate to make sure that the valid visa requirements are observed.

Health

At present no vaccinations are required. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended if travelling in the northern parts of Namibia. If you are travelling with medication, you will be required to prove that it is for your own use, either by presenting the invoices or a doctor's letter. If proof cannot be provided the medicine could be confiscated.

Currency

ZAR = South African Rand
N$ = Namibian Dollar
1 N$ = 1 ZAR

For ZAR traveller's cheques there is no restriction as well as for foreign currencies. Foreign currency traveller's cheques must be cashed at the bank, whereas ZAR traveller's cheques will be accepted nearly everywhere. Many hotels, shops and restaurants will also accept VISA and Master card.

Electrical

All run on 220/240 volts. Outlets are of the round 3-pin, 15 amp type.

Baggage

20kg (44lbs) of baggage is allowed free of charge and should be marked very clearly.

SOFT LUGGAGE FOR FLY-IN SAFARIS!

Winters are normally mild to warm, so pack light summer clothes for day time wear, but as it can become very cold at night - and even during the summer at the coast - warm clothes should be included. Namibians generally prefer a causal and informal dress code - evening wear is not necessary.

Remember to pack walking shoes, sunglasses, sun block, lip balm, a torch, bathing costumes, cameras, binoculars, alarm clocks and chargers.