Namibia Safari Holidays & Desert Adventures
Population : 2 109 000
Area : 825 418 sq km
To visit Namibia is to be catapulted into a timeless landscape,
with virgin spaces that unfold into infinity. Namibia Safari Holidays, Safari Holidays in Namibia has Game viewing
opportunities that are exceptional - cheetah, lion, rhinoceros, zebra - and
you will also experience a mosaic of ethnic groups whose heritage has
been preserved down the centuries, including the Khoi-khoi, San,
Kavango, Herero, Owambo and Afrikaner peoples.
From the highest sand dunes in the world to the centre of the
Namibian desert, to the magnificent game reserve of Etosha teeming with
lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and giraffe ... passing through the
mighty Fish River Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, Kaokoland - a
rare African wilderness and the INTRO of the Himbas, one of the few
remaining nomadic tribes. Namibia will captivate you with a unique
Passport - valid six months after date of entry.
Summer: 1st Sunday in Sep - 1st Sunday in Apr: +2 hrs GMT
Winter: 1st Sunday in Apr - 1st Sunday in Sep: +1 hrs GMT
Namibia electricity supply: 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz. Most plugs have three round pins but some plugs with two smaller pins are also found on appliances. Adaptors can be purchased.
Currency & Credit Cards
The Namibia Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services. Traveller's cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged during normal banking hours (MON-FRI 09:00-15:30 & SAT 09:00-11:00) at any of the commercial banks, and at Bureau de Change offices. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are generally accepted. Visitors may bring any amount of foreign currency into the country. Note: No Credit cards are accepted at petrol filling stations.
The official language in Namibia is English; Afrikaans is the common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population. Other officials languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama.
All goods and services are priced to include value added tax of 15%. Visitors may reclaim VAT at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros- and Walvis Bay Airport.
Tipping is common practice in Namibia for a range of services. In restaurants the accepted standard is around 10% of the bill. Porters receive 2 to 5 N$ and a petrol station attendant about 2 N$.
Summer (October-April) Average interior temperatures range from 20C-34C during the day. Temperatures above 40C are often recorded in the extreme north and south of the country. The rainy season is from October - April. The average annual rainfall varies from less than 50mm along the coast to 350mm in the central interior and 700mm in the Caprivi
While malaria is found mainly in the north of the country, it has also been reported in the central region. Tourist can help reduce the risk of malaria by using personal protection measures (mosquito net at night, long sleeves and long trousers at night, apply mosquito repellents to skin and clothing…) and prophylactics.
For tourists, Namibia is as safe as any other destination in the world. Namibia boasts a vast array of cultures, communities, sites and attractions. Most parts of the country can be safely visited by tourists provided they take basic common-sense precautions (for example not walking alone in deserted areas at night and being circumspect about how much photographic equipment or flashy jewellery you carry).
Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road. An international driver’s license should be obtained if the driver’s license is not in one of the major European languages. Travelers must ensure that the vehicle has enough fuel and oil, that there is water in the radiator and that there are 5 to 10 liters of water in the vehicle at all times, for drinking and filling the radiator, in the case of emergency. Travelers should be particularly cautious when driving on gravel roads.
Visitors who are entering Namibia from a yellow fever zone must have a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Only infants under the age of one year are exempt. Immunization against cholera and small pox are not required and no other vaccinations are required when visiting Namibia.
Most major shopping centers and malls operate 7 days a week, but you will find that in the smaller towns and rural areas that shops are closed on a Sunday.
Monday - Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 14:00
Travel to beautiful Namibia, Namibia Safari Holidays, Safari Holidays in Namibia - Information and reservations
African Coast Travel Services offers you tours and accommodation in Namibia, where we have recommanded accommodation establishments and selected safaris as well as useful information about Namibia. We have years of experience in tourism and travelling in the country and ready to share it with all prospective visitors. All reservations can be made at one stop: car rental, lodging and hotel reservations, self-drive tours, safaris, flights and fly-in safaris, shorter tours, visits to ghost towns in the Namib Desert. We are here to give you useful information about Namibia, details of Namibian hotels, lodges in Namibia, car hire, camping sites in Namibia, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, flights and fly-in safaris, hot air balloon flights in Namibia and other travel services we offer. We can help you to compile your own itinerary.
What makes it really special? Namibia Safari Holidays and Safari Holidays in Namibia has the unique combination of unspoiled wild nature and modern infrastructure, friendly people and well preserved historical heritage, feeling of freedom when you are alone under clear African sky and lost sense of time? We are here to help you to find your answer. And now you can book accommodation establishments, tours and safaris trips at our Central Reservation Office on line. chose your safari option on the link below,
All transfers are done by African Coast Travel and Tours
The Himba tribes
The Himba ethnic group, who have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in the seclusion of Kaokoland. The Namibia Safari Holidays, Safari Holidays in Namibia takes yo to these friendly people who are closely related to the Herero. Both ethnic groups speak the same language. The Himba are a pastoral people. They predominantly breed cattle and goats and lead a nomadic life. Depending on the time of year, they move with their herds to different watering places. Clothes, hairstyle and jewellery are all of particular significance to the Himba and are part of their tradition and culture. Even newborn babies are adorned with pearl necklaces. When the children are a little older, bangles made of beaten copper and shells are added. The proud Himba women take several hours for beauty care every morning. The entire body is rubbed with a cream, which consists of rancid butter fat and ochre powder. The aromatic resin of the Omuzumba bush is added as well. The cream lends the body an intense reddish shine, which corresponds to the Himba ideal of beauty. The ancient tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists occupied Kunene region of the country. The Himbas (who are relatives of Herero) are an extraordinary people who have resisted change and preserved their unique cultural heritage. The Himbas were impoverished by Nama cattle raiders in the middle of 1800's and then forced to be hunter-gatherers. Because of these events they were called the Tjimba, derived from the word meaning aardvark, the animal that digs for its food. Many Himbas fled to Angola where they were called Ovahimba, meaning 'beggars'. They left with their leader called Vita (''war''). After World War 1 he resettled his people in Kaokoland. Since these events the Himbas were living their nomadic pastoralist lives. But now Namibia Safari Holidays, Safari Holidays in Namibia more and more have to reconcile traditionally with ways of the European values. One of most interesting rituals of these people is that of the ritual fire, the ''okoruwo''. The fire provides contact between the living and the dead, which is necessary for harmonious living and keeping the ancestors happy. It is kept alive until the death of the headman. When this happens, his hut and the fire is destroyed. His family dance in mourning throughout the night. Before his burial everyone says to him: "Karepo nawa" (''keep well''). Later a fresh mopane tree is lit from the embers of the old fire.
African Safari Accommodation Options in Southern Africa Click the country