We have already talked about the reasons why you should travel to Namibia, and in case you have been convinced, we want to give you a series of necessary tips to travel to the country of great cultural mix and wildlife.
So pay close attention and read to the end to plan a safe and unforgettable trip to Namibia.
Namibia is one of the safest nations in Africa. It has open borders and is sparsely inhabited.
In addition, since the opening of borders in November 2020, its authorities have been evaluating security measures and access to the country, and lifting quarantines and mobility restrictions until reaching the facilities and protocols that exist today.
Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Namibia, it is enough to present a passport with a minimum validity of six months after the planned departure date of the last country you visit, and have air tickets or other document that certifies the departure of the country.
Upon arrival, you must present a printed certificate of negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before arrival in the country. The certificate must be issued in English and detail the clinic, the signature and the name of the doctor who performed the test. Ak same as the COVID-19 epidemiological surveillance form.
Rules to follow during your trip
With regard to Covid- 19. As in most countries, there is an obligation to wear a mask in public places, keep a distance of two meters and allow the temperature to be taken and hands disinfected when entering shops and others public venues.
Regarding advice on SAFETY, CONDUCT AND LABEL:
– Respect the privacy of wildlife, as you occupy their habitat.
– Always be alert during the safari, even if you do not think you are in the presence of animals: they are wild animals and therefore unpredictable in their behavior.
– Do not feed wildlife: modify their diet and make them dependent.
– Always stay inside the vehicle, except when the guide designates a place for a picnic or for a safe walk.
– Keep the utmost silence during the observation day. In your own interest and that of the travelers who accompany you in your vehicle or in the vicinity.
– Do not dump or abandon garbage, food scraps or any other object. Extreme caution regarding fire regulations.
– Do not collect, capture or buy any living or dead organism or parts of it. It is illegal and heavily sanctioned.
The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory from July 15, 2016 if you come from an infected area.
But also, it is recommended that you inform yourself about the most common diseases in the country and get vaccinated months before against them because some can be fatal.
It is essential to take out good international travel medical insurance that covers the transfer from anywhere in Namibia and medical expenses in a private hospital, as public health is very poor.
The local currency is the Namibian dollar (NAD) whose value is equal to that of the rand. Namibian banknotes have values of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, and the coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 5 NAD.
Remember to clarify with your bank what amount you can withdraw in cash at destination, and what commission they apply.
The best tours to Namibia:
Besides the Namib Desert, you will also visit Safari in Etosha National Park and Swakopmund where you can see the beautiful German cityscape. The participation of one person is also possible.
This mixed tour is recommended for those who want to go to the Namib desert they yearn for.
Stay for 2 nights at the lodges around Naukluft National Park and visit Dune 45, Dead Frey, and Sessriem Gorge.
Enjoy now a safari, visiting the Himba tribe who even today lead a traditional lifestyle. Enjoy the contrast of the sea and the desert, and delicious food in swakopmund. Stay at an inn within the Namib Desert National Park. The best part where you can see the morning sun, and the sunsets in all their splendor. ONLY ONE is sure to take you down the royal road.