About Namibia

Namibians love to have BBQ’s! They BBQ almost every day. But they call it a Braai (Afrikaans). Namibians love their local, and high quality, meat. If you are a foodie (meat lover or vegetarian) you will love Namibian cuisine.

The airport is 30 – 40 minutes by car from Windhoek. We can help arrange a pre-booked taxi to collect you on arrival.

Windhoek has huge shopping malls with everything you need for clothes or groceries. In addition to the big shopping malls and groceries stores like Super Spar you will also find small local markets to buy fruits and vegetables. 

On a weekend trip you can choose to visit one of the highlights of Namibia and explore it for 3- 4 days. Weekend excursions we recommend include a trip to the desert combined with a visit to Swakopmund on the coast, a weekend to the Etosha National Park to watch the animals, or a weekend at the Waterberg Plateau to go hiking followed by seeing wildlife.

If you want to cover all the highlights of Namibia in one tour, we recommend at least 12- 14 days. If you have three weeks then we recommend combining the highlights including the Caprivi Strip and Victoria Falls.

You can reach a small supermarket, a pharmacy, a gas station, an ATM machine and the popular Joe’s Beerhouse restaurant within a 5 minutes walk. You can also walk to the popular “Urban Camp” bar in 10 minutes to enjoy a cocktail by the pool.

The property is in the Eros district. Eros is a quiet part of the city which is reasonably centrally located. From Eros you can quickly reach the city center where there are popular bars and restaurants.

Windhoek is full of street taxis – you can simply stop taxis with a hand signal and point in the direction of where you want to go. If the taxi is heading in the same direction and there is space within the car then it will stop for you. However, if taxis have other people on board then they are to be dropped off somewhere on the way. One kilometer costs approximately 0,60 Euro. If you want to order a private taxi, a start-up called ‘Lefa’ is similar to Uber. During the pandemic, this has hygienic advantages and is recommendable when you want to order a taxi at night.

Windhoek offers the opportunity to visit cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, but also fitness studios, museums, cinemas or shopping malls. Whether you enjoy karaoke evenings, bush drum courses, visiting the township, art exhibitions or handcraft markets – you will be able to keep yourself busy and entertained in Windhoek.

Namibia is one of the safest countries in Africa. Irrespective of this, please don’t be careless with your valuables as there are still incidences of pickpocketing, mugging or breaking into cars. Don’t wear valuable jewellery or leave anything visible in the car. These sensible small rules apply to every big city across the world so you should, feel very comfortable on the streets of Windhoek and can walk around safely. At night we recommend always walking with a buddy and to call a taxi such as ‘Lefa’ to bring you home safely.

Namibia is very extensive and it is not possible to see everything it has to offer during a day trip. We recommend joining us on a curated weekend excursions of 3-4 days, or the longer safari tours (12-14 days), after each coliving ends. You can book these trips on arrival at our accommodation if there is space available- it’s first come, first served.

Before Departure

Each guest must take care of their visa requirements. In Namibia it is common to get a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival. Most tourists don’t need to apply for a visa in advance but please double check what is required for your nationality.

You’re welcome to join our private Slack group in which the community can exchange ideas and get to know one another. In this Slack community there will also be local Namibians who are happy to answer your questions and will keep you informed about local events.

Please bring a plug adapter for the coliving. In Namibia plugs are Type D or Type M. Adapters are available to buy in Windhoek. Please also bring along a multi-socket extension lead if you have multiple appliances. We recommend packing any material needed for skill-sharing or mastermind events. We can provide a projector and sound system.

WildWifi does not manage flight bookings, every participant must book their own flight. Please make sure that you book a flexible ticket in case of pandemic-related travel changes. The airport in Windhoek is called Husea Kutako International Airport, it is a short 30-minute taxi ride from Windhoek City Center.

Every participant is obliged to travel with valid international health insurance which should also cover the treatment of COVID 19. WildWifi does not cover any accident or health insurance.

Booking & Rooms

By the time of the booking 20% deposit is due. 
8 weeks prior to the start of the coliving the final payment is due.

> 8 weeks before the start: Deposit is held as cancellation
4 – 8 week before the start:  33% of the price is held as cancellation
3 – 4 week before the start:  50% of the price is held as cancellation
0 – 3 week before the start:  100% of the price is held as cancellation

All cancellations need to be made by email to hello@wildwifi.co and confirmed by the WildWifi Team via email. We reserve the right, at any time and for any reason, to cancel the coliving on notice to the client. In such event, WildWifi shall refund the coliving price to the client.

COVID 19 cancellation policies

The customer will only receive a full refund including the deposit for the following reasons that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

1. If WildWifi Coliving is not allowed to take place because of COVID-19 restrictions in Namibia.
2. If the country Namibia closes its borders for the general public.
3. If WildWifi is forced to postpone the coliving event because of Force Majeur.
4. If the customer is not allowed to leave the country of his current stay because of COVID-19 restrictions. 

WildWifi can not be held liable and the customer will not be refunded if he cancel the booking in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic for the following reasons:

1. If the customer is unwilling to travel to Namibia although it is allowed to enter Namibia and to participate at the WildWifi Coliving. 
2. If the customer is in quarantine before, during or after the coliving.
3. If the customer is not able to join the coliving because of a COVID-19 infection.
4. If the country where the customer is located is in lockdown but booking flights out of the country is still possible.
5. If the customer can not enter Namibia because of a missing negative corona test or he did not manage to get a negative corona test before departure. 

People who plan to take a 4-week holiday to Namibia without working remotely whilst staying with us. The coliving will be a healthy mix of both work and fun – focusing on work during most days, but also enjoying the country and travelling during weekends or once the coliving concludes.

Our coliving is for all those who are able to work remotely -including the self-employed, digital nomads, entrepreneurs and freelancers. Those who take part in our colivings enjoy living and working as part of a community, to exchange skills and to get to know the country, the locals and it‘s culture.

As soon as you have decided which room and package that best suits you, please contact us and we will send you a payment link for the deposit. Due to the pandemic, this deposit is refundable up to X days before your check-in date. The full balance must be paid 5 weeks before your check-in date. Once the balance has been settled you will receive a final confirmation and the invoice.

You can choose whichever option suits you – you’re welcome to stay for the whole of November plus December or book one month and stay either November or December.

For the November coliving only a full month is available. During December there is the option to book a three week stay due to Christmas. Contact us for prices of a three week stay in December.

The coliving is first come, first served. As such, a place can only be booked at the last minute if places are still available. In the event of short-term cancellations, we will contact the next person on the waiting list – refunds (minus deposit) will only be available if someone on the waitlist can take the place. We encourage waiting list reservations so please ask! A short-term booking for ad-hoc nights might be possible, we will only know if places are available much closer to the time – these nights are then charged pro rata.

Once the coliving is fully booked, further booking enquiries will be placed on a waiting list. In the event of a cancellation, we will contact the waiting list.

Accommodation in our Windhoek coliving for the desired period (1-2 months), a coworking space within the property, towels and bedding, weekly cleaning service, a heated pool, BBQ nights.

Airport shuttle (we can share information on reserving the shuttle), food and drinks (accommodation is self-catering), weekend getaways and safari tours (these can be booked at our accommodation reception) and the coworking spaces in town.

The weekend trips and safari tours are not included in the coliving price. Once the coliving experience begins and our group has met we will finalise plans together. These weekend trips can either be booked through the accommodation or you can plan them yourselves – everyone is free to choose. The safari tour is a special offer at the end of each coliving and run by the the accommodation.

The rooms are assigned to the same gender. We will do our best to match you to a suitable roommate. If you want to swap roommates during the coliving, you are welcome to do that on agreement with the other party/parties. If you join our coliving with your bestie or your partner you will, of course, share one room.

You have the option to book a single room with an ensuite bathroom. This will cost 150 Euro extra and there is only one available – it is first come, first served. All other single rooms will share bathrooms.

It is possible to deduct the coliving & coworking from the tax as it is a business trip. However, how this can be implemented exactly, each participant has to ask his tax accountant.

Single Room = Double Room per Person = 3 Bed Dorm per Person =

Covid 19

When entering Namibia, a certified PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to arrival) must be presented. This also applies to travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Tourists and visitors must present a booked travel programme (Our coliving accommodation) and two health forms, which can be found on the Internet portal of the Namibian Tourism Association website (www.namibia-tourism.com/aktuelles/). Proof of travel health insurance that covers treatment costs in the event of a COVID-19 illness must also be submitted. Namibia does not impose any test obligation for outgoing tourists. Tourists are encouraged to consult their destination countries in this regard. It is mandatory to wear a mask in public. The local distance and hygiene rules must be observed.

Source: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/namibia-node/namibiasicherheit/208314

There is a nightly curfew from 22:00 to 04:00. Public events, church services, meetings, concerts, conferences with no more than 50 participants may take place in compliance with hygiene and distance regulations and advance registration. Shops, shopping centers, restaurants, hairdressers, laundries, fitness studios, cinemas, theaters etc. are allowed to open provided that hygiene and distance measures are observed. The sale and serving of alcohol is only permitted between certain times.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/namibia-node/namibiasicherheit/208314

There are two places to take a PCR test done before you leave, we recommend contacting them in advance to avoid delays in securing your test:

The Windhoek Central Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in Windhoek and one of two state hospitals. It has a capacity of 855 beds. There are three recommended private hospitals, also with high standards: Lady Pohamba (134 beds), the Windhoek Medi Clinic (120 beds) & the Roman Catholic Hospital (87 beds).

The accommodation will provide hand sanitiser in all rooms and disinfectant spray for surfaces. All guests will be asked to disinfect your desks in the coworking area after use. The accommodation is cleaned and disinfected several times a week. It is important to observe the recommended hygiene measures and distances between one another during your stay.

Namibia is the second least populated country in the world. Outside of the few larger cities, it is therefore one of the best destinations for social distancing. We will be socialising as a group (including weekend stays to campsites and lodges) and you run a low risk of contact with other tourists.

During the Coliving

Two people will be available as your hosts during the coliving. This will be Christine Bay, digital nomad and founder of WildWifi and Tuta Nangolo, a local Namibian who manages our accommodation. Together, Christine and Tuta will take care of your needs and ensure you to experience an authentic Namibian adventure.

Our coworking space is one large room with desks and office chairs. Around the accommodation there are many alternative ways to work, such as the dining room, a covered outdoor area or desks inside your private bedrooms. If you feel like a change of scene, there is a coworking space, cafes and bars nearby where you can work.

Everyone provides their own food and drink. There are several kitchens available with refrigerators, every participant has their own section.

The Wifi is a 60 Mbps fiber connection. This extends throughout the property (in all rooms and into every corner of the coliving).

A bathroom is shared on average with your roommate and two other people.

WildWifi Program

At the beginning of our coliving, a voluntary mastermind group is founded. This group meets once a week to exchange ideas on a specific topic. This topic is determined at the beginning of the coliving and based on the interests of the group. In order for this mastermind group to be active, it is led by a facilitator.

During skill-sharing nights, each participant will have the opportunity to explain their knowledge on a specific topic to the group within a small workshop. Topics examples include: SEO basics, LinkedIn marketing, photography basics, crypto currencies or simply experiences from running your own business. This participation is voluntary, but our experience shows that most people enjoy learning something new from another.