Home to the world’s oldest Desert

The hauntingly beautiful landscapes of Namibia will leave a permanent impression on your soul once you have visited the country. It’s a photographer’s paradise with its dramatic landscapes – from the half-buried houses in the abandoned German settlement of Kolmanskop, the Fish River Canyon, Namib and Kalahari Dessert, the shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast to the majestic Etosha Pan National Park. Savor the astonishingly clear star-filled skies at night or learn the traditions and customs of one of the local tribes, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Namibia. The country is a very popular self-drive destination in Southern Africa that combines a good amount of off-the-beaten-track adventure with a variety of quality accommodation options to cater for all budgets. Contact Infinite Africa for more information.

  • Best Time to Travel

    Namibia is a year-round destination, but the best time to travel is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this time, the animals are more concentrated around waterholes, making it easier to see them. The temperatures are also cooler during the dry season, making it more comfortable for hiking and other outdoor activities.

  • Culture

    Contrary to its small population of approximately 2 million people, it has a surprisingly large number of different cultures.  The biggest proportion (almost half) is made up of the Ovambo people. Other ethnic groups include Kavangos, Herero, Damara, European, Nama, Caprivian, San, Basrer, and Tswana.  The official language is English, but Afrikaans and German are also widely spoken.

  • Currency

    The currency of Namibia is the Namibian dollar (NAD).  Travelers can also use the South African Rand, which is valued at the same rate as Namibian Dollar although Namibian Dollar is not accepted as currency in South Africa.

  • Traveling in Namibia

    The road infrastructure in Namibia is generally good and it’s a great destination for self-drive holidays.  Although distances can be quite long, the roads are normally not busy and the country is easy to navigate.  There are international airports in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, and Lüderitz with Windhoek being the main gateway.

  • Visa & Passport

    It is important to always double-check if you require a visa prior to travel.  Namibia currently allows nationals from 54 countries to enter without a visa for leisure stays of up to 90 days.  These countries include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to name a few.  our passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Namibia. You must also have at least two blank visa pages in your passport.

  • What to Pack

    When packing for a safari in Namibia, it is important to pack for all types of weather. The days can be hot and sunny, but the nights can be cold. It is also important to pack insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.  Important items not to forget include:

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Long-sleeved shirts and pants
    • Shorts and a T-shirt for hot days
    • A hat & sunglasses
    • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
    • A flashlight
    • A first-aid kit
    • A camera
    • Binoculars