How Safe is Namibia?

Namibia is one of the safest – and cleanest – countries in Africa.

Like anywhere, you still need to take care of your valuables. We recommend not wearing valuable jewelry, and not leaving anything visible in the car. Besides these sensible guidelines, which apply for every big city, we know you’ll feel very comfortable on the streets of Windhoek.

For comparison, Namibia has just a ‘Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions’ US travel advisory, lower than countries such as the UK or Germany which are ‘Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution’ due to terrorism threats. South Africa is also Level 2 due to crime and civil unrest, while Morocco is Level 2 due to the threat of terrorism.

Three key points that contribute to the safety in Namibia:

Low crime rates: Namibia is known for its lower crime rates compared to many neighboring countries, making it a safe destination for travelers and digital nomads.

Stable political climate: Namibia enjoys a stable democracy and government, which contributes to the overall safety and security within the country.

Well-developed tourism infrastructure: Namibia’s tourism industry offers well-maintained roads, accommodations, and national parks, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors.

With all this in mind, our coliving property still has a perimeter wall, security gate and night watchman. Our coworking space has additional door security and private rooms have a lockbox – but please note, we cannot take responsibility for any of your belongings, you really must look after them yourselves.