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Namibia Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Namibia
Climate Chart for Namibia

Everywhere in Namibia enjoys a minimum of 300 days of sunshine a year, but temperatures and rainfall vary considerably both seasonally and geographically. The cold Benguela current keeps the coast of the Desert cool and free from rain. In the interior most of the rain falls between November and April. At high altitudes the nights, and during the winter it can get be cold but the country is pleasant to visit all year round. Most people find it is best to avoid the Namib-Naukluft and Etosha national parks in the extreme heat between December and March.
Mainly desert, hot and dry, rainfall very low and erratic. Prone to long periods of drought.

National of Angola, Australia ,Botswana, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cuba. Iceland, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and USA do not require visas for stays of up to 3 months. Passports must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after the expected date of departure.

Namibian Tourist offices and/or embassies located around the world

Official Currency:    The Namibian Dollar=100 cents
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Major credit cards are accepted, as are travellers cheques, which are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The South African Rand is acceptable as currency throughout the country.

Railways / Train Services

The train service is good operating daily between Windhoek and Keetmanshoop, De Aar, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund Tsumeb and Lüderitz. First and second class are available and refreshments are sometimes available

Starline Timetable

Bus

Local minibus taxis run from Oshakati to Keetmanshoop and Windhoek to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. There is also a luxury bus service available between Windhoek and major centres.

Intercape Mainliner Luxury Inter City Transport covers a vast network of cities and towns throughout Southern Africa.

Road

Driving is on the left hand side and and International Driving Licence is required. Most of the roads are in a fair condition. Car Hire is expensive but it also perhaps the easier way to see the country. Most agencies are only open weekdays during office hours. Check whether a 10% sales tax and collision damage waiver has been included in your quote.

1st January New Year's Day
21st March Independence Day
1st May Worker's Day
21st May Ascension Day
25th May Africa Day
26 August Heroes Day
10th December Human Rights Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Boxing Day
Variable holidays Good Friday and Easter Monday

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in Namibia is: "Type D & M"

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