Visa and entry requirements Namibia:
Passport required
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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Namibia:

Namibia is a country in southern Africa with around 2.5 million inhabitants. The country borders Angola to the north, Zambia to the northeast, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. With Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, Namibia forms the only four-border region in the world on the Caprivi Strip, although the border with Zimbabwe is disputed.

The official language of the state is English, but due to the German colonial period until 1915, German is still spoken in some areas. The official national currency is the Namibian dollar, where 1 euro corresponds to around 15 NAD. In addition, the South African Rand is accepted as a form of payment everywhere in the country.

The population in Namibia is very low due to the large area of the Namib Desert. This puts Namibia in second place after Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country in the world. In the east is the Kalahari desert and the highlands, with the 2,600 meter high Königstein, which separates the two deserts from each other. Almost 90% of the population follow the Christian faith.

The largest cities in Namibia include Windhoek, Rundu, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Oshakati, Katima Mulilo and Otjiwarongo. Namibia is one of the richer countries on the African continent. The country's main economic sectors are agriculture, mining, fishing and tourism. Agriculture is the second largest employer after the state and mainly meat and animal products are exported.

Namibia has significant deposits of mineral resources such as diamonds, uranium, gold, lead, copper and tin.

Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the country. The abundance of animals, the size of the country, the untouched nature and the seemingly endless expanse of the two deserts attract a large number of visitors every year.

The capital of Namibia is Windhoek with almost 360,000 inhabitants. Windhoek is geographically centrally located inland at an altitude of around 1,700 meters and is the political and economic center of the country. For decades, the capital was considered the cleanest capital in Africa.

The most important sights in Windhoek include the Old Fortress, Christ Church, Independence Avenue, Ink Palace, Supreme Court, National Gallery, National Theater, National Museum, Supreme Court, Windhoek Cathedral, Windhoek Train Station, Zoo Park, the St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, the Equestrian Monument, the Okapuka Ranch, Heroes Acre, the Gibeon Meteorites, the Namibia Craft Center, the Independence Stadium, the Railway Museum and the Botanical Garden of Namibia.

In July 2018 I traveled to Windhoek for two days as the starting point for my third big trip to Africa. For accommodation I chose a small, cozy lodge on the outskirts of town. The South African owner was kind enough to take me to the city center at lunchtime, where most of the sights were within walking distance. The city is very cozy and quite inviting with pleasant temperatures, despite the winter in the southern hemisphere. However, it was really cold at night at only three degrees Celsius and I had to put on sweatpants to sleep.

After I had completed my five-hour exploration of the city, I drove to the somewhat remote restaurant “Joes Beer House”. This restaurant is one of the most famous in the city and was recommended to me by a friend and my local host. For the first time in my life I tried zebra, crocodile, springbok, kudu and oryx there, a very exciting experience. While the light crocodile meat was a bit hard and tasted slightly like fish, and zebra had a strange taste to me, the other three things were really tasty and tasted almost like a normal beef steak.

The “Joes Beer House” was completely full in the evening despite the cold that was setting in and is a great recommendation for every visitor to Windhoek.

The next day I took a plane to neighboring Botswana.