Languages in Namibia

Eye see africa himba women Himba women | Credit: Eye See Africa

Namibia has a remarkable diversity of spoken languages: around 30 in total.

English is the official language in Namibia, and almost everyone that you’ll meet on your travels will speak English, even though it’s the first language of less than 1% of the country’s population. Nearly half the population speaks Oshiwambo dialects, while the other main languages are Khoekhoe, Afrikaans, Kwangali, Herero and German.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)

day 1

Stunning Sossusvlei
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)

day 2

Sand, sand and more sand

day 3

Eco-friendly Damaraland stay
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)

day 4

Unique desert wildlife

day 5

Hanging with the Himba
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)
  • Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene (SA 7 days)

day 6

Quad-bike through the desert

day 7

See you next time

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