Road safety, signage, road maintenance, fueling stations, mechanical workshops and lodges are at one of the highest levels in all of Africa. 24-hour assistance is always guaranteed, through direct contacts with your car rental and our office.
Typical of semi-desert areas, with heat during the day and cool during the night. The seasons are reversed compared to ours: from October to March is the hot season, with temperatures sometimes fluctuating around 40 ° C; in winter, from April to September, temperatures are characterized by a considerable temperature range, ranging from 22 ° -25 ° C in the central hours of the day to 0 ° C at night. The rainy season occurs during the South African summer (January-March), but often short and sporadic rains fall in the months of October-November.
When daylight saving time is in force in Italy, in Namibia it is the same time as in Italy. From October to the end of March, solar time, there is an extra hour.
The currency in force is the Namibian DOLLAR (NAD) whose exchange ratio is aligned with the South African RAND, the EURO / RAND exchange ratio can be seen at the following address: Yahoo Finaza Currency converter (https://it.finance .yahoo.com /). In Italy it is not possible to buy the NAD (Namibian Dollar), but in all the main Namibian towns and at the airport there are branches and exchange offices. Major credit cards are generally accepted.
The official language is English, but Afrikans and German are widespread. Most of the population of color and different ethnicity speak their dialect: the main ones are Bantu and Khoisan.
The most widespread is the Protestant one; also important Lutheran and Evangelist. Catholics in smaller numbers.
No vaccination is required; however in Zimbabwe, Botwana and in some northern areas along the border with Angola, Zambia cases of malaria are sometimes found. The choice of prevention is at the discretion of the tourist.
Electricity is 220-250 Volts at 50 cycles per second. The sockets are of the three-pole type and therefore a locally available adapter is required for the European plugs.
Almost the whole country is covered by a good network distribution, even for mobile phones. The international country code is 00264.
Flights and Visa
Direct flights from Europe to Windhoek: with Air Namibia, Condor, Eurowing from Frankfurt and with KLM from Amsterdam. Other airlines (SWA, LUFTHANSA, BRITHISH, AIRFRANCE, EMIRATE, ETHIOPIAN, QATAR) have an arrival service in Windhoek with a stopover in Johannesburg. No entry visa is required for citizens of the European Community. The visa will be issued at the airport upon your arrival with the presentation of the passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.
The economy remains mainly in the hands of the white population which is 6% of the inhabitants of this country. Due to the scarcity of rain, agriculture is not very widespread, while cattle, sheep and goat breeding is developed with a good export of meat. Fishing is also active and the various industries of conservation and freezing of fish products. The country’s greatest riches are diamonds, mineral products such as uranium, copper and zinc and, in recent years, tourism.