With ochre dunes and plummeting canyons, Namibia’s sights are a feast for the senses.

Namibia is at once an old German colony and land of African traditions. The capital of Windhoek shows off the country’s German influence, quaint European buildings and modern lifestyle. Outside of the capital, the Bushmen still cook in cast iron pots, hunting and gathering as they have for thousands of years. But perhaps the most attractive features of this south African country are the soaring crags of Fish River Canyon, and the abounding wildlife of its National Park. 

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Namibia travel FAQs

Most nationalities have visa-free access to Namibia. Please check with your consulate or embassy in case circumstances have changed. 

Tipping is common practice in Namibia. Add 10% to your bill at restaurants, and leave extra change for hotel staff, porters, drivers and the like. 

You’ll have internet access in the capital of Windhoek, but service may be unreliable outside of this area.

You’ll be able to use your phone in Windhoek but not in rural and remote areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

Namibia has both western-style toilets and squat toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.

  • An hour in a cyber cafe = 8-10 NAD
  • A bottle of local beer = 15 NAD
  • Budget lunch = 36 NAD
  • Sit-down dinner in a nice restaurant = 100 NAD

Drinking tap water is not considered safe in Namibia. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you. 

You’ll be able to use your credit card at places like hotels and restaurants in Windhoek, however expect to pay cash when dealing with most local businesses.

There are plenty of ATMs in urban centres but they are harder to find outside of these areas. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

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