Frequently Asked Questions About Namibia
We have gathered our most frequently asked travel questions on Namibia to answer any queries you may have before you travel.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NAMIBIA?
The best game viewing months tend to be in winter (May - September), when animals congregate at watering holes and daytime temperatures are milder. The best birding months are during the wet summers.
IS NAMIBIA A GOOD FAMILY DESTINATION?
Namibia is a wonderful destination for a family safari and there are plenty of activities for children, like sand boarding, quad biking, fishing and mountain biking. As Namibia’s roads and facilities are excellent, it is a great self-drive destination. However, the recommended age for children on safari is six years and older and some lodges do not accommodate children under 12. &Beyond will advise you of the best family travel options.
DO I NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO NAMIBIA?
Visa requirements for Namibia often change, so please check with your local consulate before travelling. Visas are required by nationals of all foreign countries, excluding the following: Angola, Austria, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Commonwealth countries, Cuba, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe Entry to Namibia is allowed for a maximum of 90 days
SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE TRAVELLING TO NAMIBIA?
It is highly recommended that adequate travel insurance be taken out at the time of confirming your booking. This should cover any medical situation as well as cancellation or curtailment of the trip and loss of baggage. When you travel with &Beyond you are automatically covered by our emergency evacuation insurance.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL IN NAMIBIA?
Namibia is one of the safest countries in Africa. Since independence from South Africa in 1990, it has been led by a democratically-elected government that has ensured peace and stability throughout the country. Standard safety precautions apply, of course, so look after your valuables and don’t leave luggage unattended.
HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I TAKE?
If you are going on safari, you will be travelling in vehicles and small aircraft with limited luggage capacity, which means that your luggage must be packed in a soft bag, weighing a maximum of 20kg (44lbs). A reasonable amount of photographic equipment is allowed.
ARE THERE SPECIAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL IN NAMIBIA?
It is highly recommended that you make use of malaria prophylactics if you are visiting the area north of Windhoek. Consult your medical practitioner when planning your trip.
IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK IN NAMIBIA?
Tap water is purified and is safe to drink at hotels, lodges and other public places. Bottled water is available for purchase.