The Capital: Windhoek
Direct Flying Time: Approx 12 hrs from UK
Passports: Must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after return date from Namibia.
Time Difference: GMT.
Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD) or South African Rand (ZAR) is local currency.
Main Language: English, German, Afrikaans, Herero, Owanbo
Water: Tap water is generally safe for drinking but visitors advised to carry bottled water.
Electricity: 220/240 volts. Adapter needed.
International Dialing: + 264
Driving: Left hand side of road. Full license needed.
Clothing:. Ensure on entry to the country that all sports shoes are clean and clear of all mud or items will be confiscated and fines imposed.
Visas: Not required for holders of British Passports. All other nationalities to contact the Namibian Embassy directly
Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P.
Tipping: is only expected in upmarket tourist establishments where a service charge is not included. In this case, a general rule would be a 10% tip. Tipping is officially prohibited in national parks and reserves.