NAMIBIA

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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RENTAL CAR

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INSURANCE

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