Frequently Asked Questions, Answered.

Learn more about the weather and what to pack.

Weather

The Namibian rainy season generally starts in November and continues well until April. Thundershowers can be expected during December, January, February and March.Temperatures increase by about 6°C for every 1,000m you descend (or 3.5°F per 1,000ft). As a result, Namibia’s parks are hotter, especially those located in the desert. Rainfall is higher in the far north, including Etosha and the Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip). Further south the climate is hotter and drier.

Reservation

PEAK travel season in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa is from July until December.

Please keep in mind, when you plan on travelling during July, August, September, October and November, bookings need to be made at least a year in advance, as this is the busiest time of the year.

We work only with privately owned Namibian Car Rental Companies who have a well maintained fleet and an excellent 24/7 back-up and emergency service.

These companies offer fully equipped Toyota Hilux 4×4 single cabs (manual transmission only) or fully equipped 4×4 double cabs (manual or automatic transmission). Land Cruisers are also available.

The following camping gear is included: (available for two (2) to five (5) persons travelling)

Basic Camping Equipment:

Rooftop tents (water resistant/ not water proof), mattresses & sheets

Sleeping Bags & Pillows (on request) Charged separately

Camping Table

Camping Chairs

Gas Cylinder

Water Container

Spade

Braai

Grill Tools

Cooler Box (on request)

Axe

Compressor Pump (Tyres)

Jumper Cables

Towrope

First Aid Kit

Namibia Map

Triangle

Basic Kitchen Equipment:

Tin Opener

Bread

Knife

Drinking Cups

Sharp Cutting Knife

Coffee Mugs

Bottle Opener, incl. cork screw

Dinner Plates

Potato Peeler

Side / Salad Plates

Tea and Coffee Pot

Soup / Breakfast Bowls

Pots and pans

Knives

Potjie Pot (3 leg cast iron pot)

Forks

Gas Cooker Plates

Table Spoons

Battery powered lamp

Tea Spoons

Bread Board

Large Serving Spoon

Braai Tongs

Wash Basin

Fridge which runs on a separate battery

Preparation

Please consult your doctor for any questions on this subject.

Payment

The only payment method we currently offer is Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Okutembuka Safaris Banking Details:

Account Name: Okutembuka Safaris
Account Address: Maerua Mall
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Number: 62267990630
Branch Code: 282273
Swift Code: FIRNNANX

Each quotation is unique and tailor made to suit your personal request.

The tours we have outlined on our website are tours that have either been booked through us by clients, or itineraries we’ve put together with the knowledge and understanding we have of Namibia.

To request a quote based on a sample itinerary, simply fill out the “Enquire now” form on the Tour pages.
Alternatively, you can go directly to the “Contact Us” page to Request a quote.

Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of quoting. Rates are based on season and are subject to change.

Must Know Travel Tips

The best time to visit Namibia and it’s neighbouring countries, to encounter spectacular game viewing, is during dry season, which is also the Namibian Winter and high travel season.

2×4 Sedan vehicles should only be driven on the tarred roads and highways, these types of vehicles are ideal for business trips between towns.

We recommend renting a 4×4 vehicle for any self drive safaris. The higher ground clearance will decrease the likelihood of under body damage, and make for better game viewing.