Namibia

Capital Windhoek

Population 2,324,388

Area 825,615 km2

Key facts

Namibia is a country located in Southern Africa. There are 4 countries (Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia) that Namibia shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and Afrikaans.

The national currency in Namibia is Namibian dollar (NAD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 17.29 NAD and 1 USD is worth 17.82 NAD.

Namibian
Banknotes

$10$20$50$100$200

Namibian
Coins

$1$5c5c10c50

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Namibia is 23.39 Mbps and mobile is 22.84 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Namibia has more ATMs than most other countries.72.78 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Namibia. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type M 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Namibia will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Human Rights Day will take place on December 10.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
March 21, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
May 1, 2022Workers' DayWorkers' Day
May 4, 2022Cassinga DayCassinga Day
May 25, 2022Africa DayAfrica Day
May 26, 2022Moving holidayAscension DayAscension Day
August 26, 2022Heroes' DayHeroes' Day
December 10, 2022Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayDay of Goodwill

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Namibia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Namibia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Namibia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Namibia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Namibia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Namibia.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Namibia.

What fast food chains are present in Namibia?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Namibia.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Namibia.

The KFC chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Namibia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Namibia.

Weather

Today the sun in Windhoek, rises at 6:33 AM and sets at 6:50 PM. The climate of Windhoek may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 20.8°C (69.44°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 17.7°C (63.86°F)High: 34.6°C (94.28°F)
SaturdayOct 1Partly cloudlyLow: 18°C (64.4°F)High: 35.5°C (95.9°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 17.7°C (63.86°F)High: 35.9°C (96.62°F)
MondayOct 3SunnyLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 35.7°C (96.26°F)
TuesdayOct 4Partly cloudlyLow: 18.2°C (64.76°F)High: 35.6°C (96.08°F)

Weather data for Windhoek (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Namibia.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Namibia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.6, Namibia is placed 10th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Namibia traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 34.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Namibia

10111 Police
Ambulance
Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Namibia?

Currently, citizens of 96 countries can enter Namibia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Namibia.

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