Elephant Herd Etosha

Wildlife & Nature

Many animals and reptiles that you might encounter are of dangerous nature. Attacks by any of these is very rare though. Up till today we have not had any such incident, but no safari in Africa can rule this out. Neither Namibia Tracks & Trails, nor their employees, tour operators and suppliers can be held liable for any injuries caused by the natural behaviour of animals ... read more

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Bushman with tools

Language & Communication

The official language is English. German and Afrikaans are also widely used and there are numerous African languages and dialects which fall into two main groups ... read more

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Koecherbaumwald bei Keetsmanshoop

Climate

The winter months are typically mild to warm. In the evenings, at night and early mornings it can cool down pretty much, therefore a warm sweater or a jacket and long trousers are essential ... read more

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Deadvlei Sossusvlei

Facts

Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa ... read more

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Luederitz colorful Houses

Shopping

In the major centres, such as Windhoek and Swakopmund, many shops specialize in attractive local products such as diamonds, semi-precious stones, curios of all types including dolls dressed in the traditional Herero style ... read more

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Windhoek Indpendance Avenue

Money Matters

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (N$), which is fixed to and therefore equivalent to the South African Rand (ZAR). The Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services ... read more

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Driving in the Dunes

Travelling in Namibia

All visitors to Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport. Please check well in time before departure with your Consulate or embassy about your entry- and visa requirements. Tourists are granted a residence permit for 90 days ... read more

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Stargazing in the Desert

Holidays & Time

Namibia operates on daylight saving time as follows:

Summer: From the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April - two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) ... read more

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Pot of Stew

Health

There are a few basic health matters that require care and attention. The following points are recommended guidelines only. Please consult your doctor and also check with your health department prior to departure for any changes in health regulations ... read more

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Late afternoon on Safari

Packing Suggestions

The following things you should have: Good quality sunglasses, Personal toiletries, Basic medical kit, Camera equipment ... read more

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