Travel tips for Namibia

Namibia is one of the easiest and safest African countries to travel in, but due to huge distances between destinations and remote locations, a successful trip does usually require some advance planning and research.

In terms of communication, many hotels do not offer WiFi and cell phone coverage can be sparse in remote areas.

kunene river lodge Credit | Kunene River Lodge

In the peak season of July to October and over the Christmas holidays lodging and campsites in Namibia get booked up well in advance, especially in the most popular parks, so make sure you reserve your places to stay well in advance of your trip if you’re travelling in these months. Etosha National Park and Sossusvlei are busy year-round, so it’s a good idea to book your camp or lodge in advance even if you’re not travelling during the busiest months.

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Distances in Namibia are huge and it’s important that you do some research before plotting out a self-driving itinerary so that you’re not spending the whole time in the car driving from one spot to the next. It’s a good idea to spend a few days in each place rather than packing too many places in to your trip so that you have time to soak up the serenity of Namibia’s beautiful landscapes.


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Best of Namibia Self-Drive Adventure (8 days)

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