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Below you‘ll find the best places to visit in Namibia and a summary on must-know information. Take a look at our blog for more detail on where to stay in Namibia, packing lists, travel routes or simply being a digital nomad in Namibia.

Visit Namibia: Quick facts

Size

Geographic Location

824,269 km2

South West Africa

Languages

Population

English (official language), Afrikaans, German and indigenous languages

2.4 million (2018)

Driving

Left side

Currency

Namibian Dollar

1 Euro = 18,04 N$

Coffee

1,36 Euro

Vaccination

Not obligatory

Visa

Taxi

0,70 Euro (1km)

Map of Namibia with towns, parks, streets, desert and ocean

The Map

Africa

Namibia

One of the driest countries in the world

2000km desert along the coastline

Namib Desert - the oldest desert in the world

Second least populated country in the world

Fishriver Canyon - the second biggest canyon in the world

Safety while travelling

One of the saftest countries in Africa

Culture in Namibia

Don't leave valuables visible in your car

13 different ethnic groups

Keep your wallets and bags safe

Each culture has its own traditions & languages

50 % of inhabitants belong to the Ovambo tribe

Other tribes are Herero, Damara, Nama & Bushmen

Be cautious about pick-pocketing and vehicle theft

Some of the Himba tribe still live like Nomads with their painted, red skin

wildlife in Namibia

Home to the Big Five - Lion, Rhino, Elephant,

Leopard and Water Buffalo

History of Namibia

Home to the rare desert adapted elephants

Home to the largest number of cheetahs in the world

Best place for animal sights: Etosha National Park

The German colony was called South West Africa

1915 South Africa occupied the German colony

From 1966 - 1990 Namibia fought for its independence

Namibia became independent in 1990

Visit Namibia: 6 travel highlights

dead camel thorn tree in Sossusvlei namibia

the town Swakopmund at the coast of namibia at the Atlantic Ocean

elephants bathing in water in the Caprivi trip in namibia

South/West

West/coast

North/East

Sossusvlei

Swakopmund

Caprivi

Swakopmund offers many attractions, Besides magnificent colourful buildings, Visitors can go surfing or walk in the dunes

adjacent to the city.

Sossusvlei is a clay pan, surrounded by dunes in the Namib Desert. inside the pan you will find the dead vlei - it‘s also famous for Hundreds of years old dead camel thorn trees.

The Caprivi strip is

tropical and green with a lot

of wildlife to explore! This is the Place to find water buffalos.

male lion drinking water in Etosha national park namibia

ship wreck at the skeleton coast in namibia

fishriver canyon in the south of namibia beautiful for hiking

North/west

West/Coast

South

Skeleton-Coast

Fishriver-Canyon

Etosha National Park

Thisis one of the most popular spots on any trip to Namibia to see wildlife. You can find Giraffes, Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Antelopes and More!

You will find the largest ship cemetery in the world, a rough coastline & the home of a huge seal colonie. With 1,600 km² it is the third largest national park in the country.

One of the most impressive natural beauties of Namibia as well as the second biggest canyon worldwide. The gorge landscape is ideal for long hikes and beautiful sunsets!

Safari Adventures

Gallery

See the beauty of Namibia!

Photos by Christine Bay