Visa and entry requirements Namibia:
Passport required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office on her Namibian trip:

Namibia is a state in southern Africa with about 2,5 million inhabitants. The country is bordered by 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 is the only quadripartite corner of the earth on the Caprivi Strip, even though the border with Zimbabwe is controversial.

The official language of the state is English, due to the German colonial period until the year 1915, German is still spoken in some areas. The official currency is the Namibian dollar, where 1, - Euro is about 15, - NAD. In addition, the South African rand is accepted as a means of payment throughout the country.

The settlement in Namibia is very small due to the large area of ​​the Namib Desert. This places Namibia in second place after Mongolia, the world's most sparsely populated nation. To the east is the Kalahari desert and the highlands, with the 2.600 meter high Königstein, this separates both deserts from each other. Almost 90% of the population follow the Christian faith.

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

Namibia has significant reserves of minerals such as diamonds, uranium, gold, lead, copper and tin.

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

The capital of Namibia is Windhoek with almost 360.000 inhabitants. Windhoek is centrally located in the interior of the country at about 1.700 meters altitude and is the political and economic center of the country. For decades the capital was considered the cleanest capital in Africa.

Windhoek's main attractions include the Old Fortress, Christ Church, Independence Avenue, the Ink Palace, the Supreme Court, the National Gallery, the National Theater, the National Museum, the Supreme Court, Windhoek Cathedral, Windhoek Railway Station, the Zoo Park, the Catholic Marian Cathedral, the Equestrian Monument, the Okapuka Ranch, Heroes Acre, the Gibeon Meteorites, the Namibia Craft Center, the Independence Stadium, the Railway Museum and the Namibian Botanical Garden.

In July 2018 I traveled to Windhoek for two days as the starting point of my third big trip to Africa. As accommodation, I had chosen a small cozy lodge on the outskirts. The South African owner was so friendly and took me to the city center at noon, from where most attractions were within walking distance. The city is very cozy and quite inviting in pleasant temperatures, despite the winter time in the southern hemisphere. However, it was really cold at only three degrees Celsius at night and I had to put on my sweatpants to sleep.

After completing my five-hour city exploration, I drove to the remote restaurant "Joe's Beer House." This restaurant is one of the best known in town and was recommended to me by a friend as well as by my local host. For the first time in my life I tried zebra, crocodile, springbok, kudu and oryx, a very exciting experience. While the light crocodile meat was a bit hard and tasted slightly of fish, Zebra had a weird taste for myself, the other three things were really yummy and tasted almost like a normal beef steak.

The “Joe's Beer House” was completely full in the evening despite the onset of cold weather and is a great recommendation for every Windhoek visitor.

For me it was the next day by plane to neighboring Botswana.