Namibia is one of those countries in Africa that you can visit on your own, without the need for a guide. The country is very sparsely populated, only 2 million people live there. It is one of the youngest nations of the African continent, having obtained independence from South Africa only in 1990, from which it was administered it is characterized by a series of plateaus, the highest point of which is the Brandberg (2,606 meters). The central plateau crosses the country along the north-south axis, and is surrounded to the west by the Namib Desert and the plains that reach the coast, to the south by the Orange River, to the south and east by the Kalahari Desert. The boundaries of the country to the northeast delimit a narrow strip of land, known as Caprivi’s finger, which was obtained by the Germans as an outlet to the Zambezi River.

Namibia’s climate ranges from desert to subtropical, and is generally warm and dry, with scarce and variable rainfall, if you go during their summer the climate will be very hot during the day and cool in the evening, if you go during their winter at night the temperature can reach 5 or 0 degrees.

The lion's mouth rock formation throning on top of Huab valley in Twyfelfontein, Namibia

namibia ancient rock paintings

Quiver Tree Forest in Southern Namibia taken in January 2018

Couple kissing at african savanna landscape. Namibia, South of Africa

Big nest of weaver birds in the kalahari desert, Namibia

The main cities of Namibia are :

Windhoek (capital)



Walvis Bay









May to September. In summer the temperature reaches even 40°, in winter the daytime average is around 22° and the night average is around 2°.

What dress i have to take ?

So in addition to cotton clothes such as trousers and t-shirts in soft, practical and light colours for hiking and closed sneakers or hiking shoes, you should also include an anoraks and slightly heavier clothes such as a sweatshirt or jacket, not forgetting binoculars, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

It is a safe country ?

Namibia is generally a pretty safe country. The local people are quiet and friendly towards foreigners. It is therefore possible to wander the territory without great personal risk. However, although the crime rate in Namibia is not particularly high, there some episodes of theft and mugging the suggestion is don’t walk in the night.

Is the water drinkable in Namibia ?

Tap water  is considered safe in Namibian cities, it is not as recommended in the rest of Namibia. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.

What’s the currency in Namibia?

The Namibian Dollar has the same value as the South African Rand, generally accepted as an exchange currency and circulates commonly. ATMs are easily found in large cities and towns, but are rarer in small towns, rural areas and villages. So make sure you have some cash with you.

1 Namibia dollars = €0.06. $0.067

1 coffee/ Bottle of water 5 litres = 30 Nad$ = 1,78€ – 2$

1 Local Beer : 20 Nad$ = 1.20 – 1.50$

Lunch : 80/100 Nad$ = 4/6€ – 8/10$.

Dinner at the restaurant = 200/300 Nad$ = 12/17.80€ – 15/20$

Camping = 400 Nad$ x 3 people + 1 car = 23,73 € 26,86 $( 8€ / 9$ per person per night)

Emergency numbers :

Police : 10 111

Ambulance Emergency Response: 21 11 11

Roadside assistance: 00264 61 210780.

A car drives along a dirt or gravel road in the dry, arid, rural landscape of Namibia

Funny image from African nature. Cute Meerkats, Suricata suricatta, sitting in the sand desert. Meerkat from Namibia, Africa

Luderitz city at sunset, Namibia, Africa

old lighthouse, old power station building on seals beach, Walvis Bay lagoon with sea ships at Namibia's Atlantic west coast, southern Africa

The Organ Pipes, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia

Walvis Bay (Walvisbaai, Walfischbucht, Walfischbai, Whale Bay), a harbor city on the Atlantic ocean coast of Namibia, along the strategic route around the Cape of Good Hope

11 place to visit in Namibia :

1.Etosha Park

Etosha is one of the most important wildlife reserves and shelters in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeests, deer, zebras, kudu, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, lions and elephants that have found their habitat in this park. The illuminated water pools at the Okaukuejo and Namutoni camps attract large numbers of animals at night.

Zebras fighting in Etosha National Park

Woman takes pictures of a group of elephants at a waterhole, in Etosha Nat. Park. Namibia

Scenic view of zebras at a waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Group of people enjoying a amazing sunset in northern Namibia, Etosha National Park. Africa

2. Dunes of Sossusvlei

Shortly after dawn, the dunes of Sossusvlei have a particular consistency, barely sagging underfoot. The sensation is that of walking along the seashore. The dunes rise over 300 metres high, giving a sense of unreality to those who stop to look at them. The Big Daddy, in particular, is considered the highest in the world: climbing one of them you can enjoy a majestic panorama.

SOSSUSVLEI, NAMIBIA - CIRCA AUGUST 2015 - Tourists climb up the Dune 45 through the early morning fog in Sossusvlei, Namibia

Couple on sand dune in desert during sunrise. Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Dead camelthorn tree against dunes and blue sky in Deadvlei, Sossusvlei. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

3. Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe is a strange mountain with a wonderful view In this area you can sleep in the middle of nature. The night under the stars of the southern hemisphere will create an unforgettable atmosphere and will be one of those experiences that will make you remember Namibia forever.

Group of bald granite peaks - Spitzkoppe (Damaraland, Namibia)

Spitzkoppe, Namibia - 24 MAY 2017 Camping with a 4x4 car (Toyota Hilux) and roof top tent

Nature reserve Spitzkoppe in Namibia. Picturesque stone arches are painted by iron oxides in red-oNature reserve Spitzkoppe in Namibia. Picturesque stone arches are painted by iron oxides in red-orange colorrange color

4. The felines of the Africat Foundation

Namibia is home to the world’s largest population of cheetahs in the wild. The majority of cheetahs and leopards can be found on about 7000 farms. AFRICAT had to take in a large number of cats in captivity that other institutions no longer wanted to take care of. Among the carnivores saved and rehabilitated are cheetahs, leopards, lions, desert lynxes, lycaons and hyenas.

Cheetah hunting springbuck in Etosha National Park

cheetah couple sunset africa safari wildlife

cheetah's family safari cub africa wildlife national park

5. Skeleton coast

About 130 kilometers north of Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast Park was established in 1973 to protect the 23 Cape Fur seal colonies. Seen all together, they reach impressive numbers. In addition to the seals, there are several wrecks of ships hurled ashore from the stormy ocean in this area. It’s no coincidence that Skeleton Coast means skeleton shore…

Skeleton Coast in Western Namibia
Ship Wreck in Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Ship Wreck along the Skeleton Coast in Western Namibia taken in January 2018_18

Skeleton Coast - Namib desert -Namibia

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

6. Dunes of Swakopmund

The dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, reaching a height of 120 meters, are the ideal area to have fun with sandboarding, an alternative to snowboarding on the sand using the same technique.

ATV driving at Namib desert near Swakopmund, Namibia

Namib sand gecko - portrait, Swakopmund, Namibia

Namibia Desert, Africa


7.  Namib Desert

The postcard image that immediately comes to mind when talking about Namibia is that of the Namib desert with its famous “pan” (salt lakes) and the now dry trees. The Namib Desert, unique in its desolation, with its high dunes and the feeling of immense open space, is the oldest desert in the world. Driving in these areas is an unforgettable experience.

Sunset in most ancient in the world Namib Desert. Oryx standing at the road. Travel to Namibia

SOSSUSVLEI, NAMIBIA - CIRCA AUGUST 2015 - Tourists climb up the Dune 45 through the early morning fog in Sossusvlei, Namibia


Dead Vlei at dusk in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia

Dune walking in the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei in Namibia

A horizontal landscape photograph of a rainbow across the Namibian Desert and mountains during a passing storm in the afternoon in Namib Rand, Namibia

8. “Vlei” Namib-Naukluft Park

The territory is crossed by several ephemeral watercourses, which in some points form real pools. These are called “vlei“, whose dry bottom takes on a characteristic white colour due to its saline composition. The smallest puddle, the Dead Vlei, is certainly the most evocative and full of atmosphere. The whole swamp is dotted with hundreds of dead acacia trees.

Dead camelthorn tree against dunes and blue sky in Deadvlei, Sossusvlei. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Dead Camelthorn Trees against red dunes and blue sky in Deadvlei, Sossusvlei. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Africa
9. Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop, another coastal town that was born, flourished and died over 40 years and of which only ruins, uninhabited houses in the sand dunes, remain today; a surreal landscape.

Kolmanskop Deserted Diamond Mine in Southern Namibia taken in January 2018

10. Himba people

Unlike other populations in this region of Africa, the Himba have had little contact with Western settlers and this has allowed them to keep their traditions, customs and traditions intact. In fact, even today, they still live in villages with cone-shaped huts built using branches and palm leaves woven and cemented with mud and dung, living off sheep farming. Their nomadic nature takes them to different areas every year.

Profile of a Himba woman looking down

11 Fish River

The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is one of the largest canyons in the world. The immensity of this magnificent landscape is truly breathtaking.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia