Namibia Facts

  • Namibia covers 824,292² kilometres / 318,259² miles.

  • The capital city, Windhoek, is situated almost in the centre of the country. Namibia is on the South-Western coast of Africa and borders Angola and Zambia in the North, Botswana in the East and South Africa in the South.

  • The population is approximately 2.3 million.

  • The official name is, Republic of Namibia and Independence was gained on the 21st of March 1990, governed by a multi-party democracy. Dr Hage Geingob has been the elected President since 2015.

  • More than 50 countries have a Namibian Consular or Embassy.

  • The Namibia Dollar (N$) is the local currency, however, the South African Rand is also legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services.

  • English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo, Silozi, Otjiherero, Rukwangari, Damara, Nama, Khoisan and Setswana are the spoken languages.

  • Summer time: GMT +2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April.
    Winter time: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.

  • Nature Reserves make up about 15% of the country, with prominent mountains – Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg and Brandberg being the highest. The country has many rivers of which most are dry riverbeds for a long period of the year, however, all riverbeds should be considered dangerous due to sudden flash floods which occur in the catchment areas.

  • Flora consists of 120 species of trees, 200 endemic plant species, 100+ lichen species and the living fossil plant the Welwitschia Mirabilis.

  • Fauna is made up of both large and small game species. Elephants, lions, rhinoceros, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards and giraffes. There are 240 mammal species, 250 reptile species, 50 frog species, 676 bird species and 20 antelope species.

  • Almost all tap water is purified and safe to drink, however, you should be cautious in the rural areas.

  • There is no public transport in Namibia. Private companies offer transport to and from Windhoek to a large selection of towns, private charter flights are available too. Tourists must be cautious on the Namibian roads and adhere to the speed limits as indicated, it is better to drive slower if you do not have experience driving on untarred roads. Be aware of animals on all the roads, both wild and domestic. When driving in Namibia it is required that you keep your vehicles headlights on for better visibility.

  • Electricity is 220 volts AC, 50hz, outlets are of the round three-pin type.

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