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ABOUT NAMIBIA


The Republic of Namibia is located in Southern Africa. Namibia has a population of about 2.6 million and a surface area of 824292 km². Namibian come from diverse ethnic groups. These groups include the Ovambo, Kavango, Herero, Himba, Damara, Nama, San and Tswana. Namibia boasts a wide range of spectacular landscapes that vary from desert to savannah to the lush green oasis of the Caprivi.






Languages:

English is the only official language of Namibia. But Afrikaans and English are the lingua francas. German is also spoken along with native languages like Oshiwambo, Nama and Otjiherero.

CURRENCY:

The national currency of Namibia has been the Namibian Dollar since independence. It is linked to the South African Rand.

DIRECTORATE OF TOURISM OFFICE:

Bookings for Government-managed holiday camps and resorts can be made at the following address:
Windhoek Independence Avenue
Tel: +264 61 236 975
Fax: +264 61 224 900

RECOMMENDED CURRENCIES AND/OR METHODS OF PAYMENT:

Namibian Dollars (N$) = South African Rand (ZAR)
US Dollars and Travelers’ Cheques
Euro and Travelers’ Cheques Direct Bank Transfers
International Credit Cards

TIPPING:

In Namibia service staff members are usually dependent on tips. The standard amount is 10%.

TIME:

The time in Namibia is two hours ahead of Greenwich Meridian Time.

VOLTAGE APPLICABLE

In Namibia, 220V plugs are most common. Three-pole plugs are fitted and the necessary adapter plugs can be obtained locally.

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