NAMIBIA

why travel to NAMIBIA

Namibia is one of those jaw-dropping mind-blowing places that gets under your skin and really takes hold of your heart.

Namibia is a vast country of contrasts, home to one of the tallest dunes, some of the most iconic safaris, and the second least populated country on our planet, Namibia is absolutely one of the BEST destinations for nature and wildlife lovers.

Climb ancient sand dunes at dawn in Sossusvlei, see German-colonial architecture in coastal Luderitz and Swakopmund, drive Sandwich Harbor where the desert meets the ocean, and explore the mystical Skeleton Coast before you go to the amazing safari in Etosha National Park.

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Namibia self-drive itinerary

A well planned 11-day itinerary is sufficient to discover some of the mesmerizing places that Namibia has to offer.

This itinerary covers some of the most amazing landscapes, a taste of the wildlife, and also a cultural experience with some of the beautiful local people in Namibia.

I have also added alternative routes to give you options while planning your own itinerary.

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Namibia photography that will make you want to visit Namibia

Why visit Namibia

The epic beauty of Namibia is something that has to be seen with your own eyes and it is almost impossible to describe it or to take a photo that represents what is in front of us.

But I hope this Namibia Photoblog can help to bring the stunning beauty of Namibia to you, and inspire you to travel to one of the most remarkable beauties on our Planet!

NAMIBIA at a glance

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lANGUAGE

The official language of Namibia is English. However, German, Afrikaans, and Oshiwambo dialects are spoken by the locals as well.

CURRENCY

The currency in Nambia is the Namibian Dollar. The currency symbol is NAD. The conversion rate to the U.S. Dollar is rough N$17. Click on the icon for the daily conversion rate.

GEOGRAPHY

The Republic of Namibia is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east.

ECONOMY & BUDGET

Namibia's economy is heavily dependent on the earnings generated from primary commodity exports in a few vital sectors, including minerals, especially diamonds, livestock, and fish. It is expensive to travel to Namibia, as the country is very isolated and vast, you will need to rent a 4x4 car.

SAFETY

Namibia is one of the safest countries in Africa. It’s politically stable and has a low crime rate. The only thing I was concerned about was the vastness of the country and our car potentially breaking down in the desert. I recommend learning how to change a tire and bringing along a satellite phone in case you get stuck! It is also highly recommended that you have Travel Insurance to travel to Namibia.

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PLANNING

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HOTEL

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ACTIVITIES

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INSURANCE

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