A peaceful place made for the adventurer at heart, Namibia holidays can be exciting, action packed, or really laidback; it all comes down to how you plan your trip and what you know. Our travel experts live and work in Namibia and we have some great advice for you.
Summer Temperature Averages – 15°C to 40°C (59°F to 104°F)
Winter Temperature Averages – 0°C to 23°C (32°F to 74°F)
Rainy Season – October/November to April
For more information about the weather and what to expect month by month, have a look at our information about the best times to visit Namibia.
Usually, the days are hot but the nights can be cool. For this reason, pack for both seasons and think about dressing in layers, especially when travelling in winter. This way, as the day warms up, you can remove cloths to beat the heat. You should also think about bringing along both open and closed comfortable shoes.
The Namibian Dollar is very much attached to the South African Rand which means whatever affects the Rand affects the Dollar. It also means that the Rand is accepted in most shops, restaurants and lodges. This said, the Dollar is not accepted in South Africa.
Most credit and debit cards can be used in Namibia, including the popular Mastercard and Visa. For those driving themselves through Namibia, take note that credit cards are not accepted at petrol stations.
In Namibia, banks are open between 9:00am and 3:30pm during weekdays and 8am to 11am on a Saturday. Aside from that, travellers can use the ATM to withdraw cash.