High travel season in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa runs from July until December. The low travel season runs from January until April. Pre-travel season is in May. 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 and most good quality accommodations as well as campsites get fully booked a year in advance.
Can we rent a 4*4 vehicle with camping equipment?baxter2023-04-12T14:42:33+02:00
Yes. We work 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.
Is a 2*4 sedan vehicle suitable for Namibian roads?baxter2023-04-12T14:43:30+02:00
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 tours. The higher ground clearance will make it less likely of under body damage to your vehicle, and make for better game viewing.
Is Namibia child friendly?baxter2023-04-12T14:43:02+02:00
Yes, Namibia is very child friendly and it is super easy to travel with kids of all ages. For adults travelling with children under the age of 18, please take note that parents need to present their child’s original Birth Certificate, as well as a consent form if only one adult is travelling with a child / children under the age of 18 years. Failure to present the necessary documentation may result in travellers being turned away at port of entry.
What Camping Equipment can I Book?baxter2023-04-12T14:44:19+02:00
The Namibian rainy season generally starts in November and continues well into 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.
When is the best time to visit Namibia?baxter2023-04-04T14:44:32+02:00
No foreign currency will be accepted at fuelling stations, only Namibian Dollars (NAD) or South African Rands (ZAR). Some fuelling stations don’t accept credit cards, but most do. Most lodges offer credit card facilities but are unreliable and sometimes offline due to weather conditions.
Are park entry fees and permits included in my tour rate?baxter2023-04-12T14:48:26+02:00
Each itinerary is unique, and tailor-made to suit your budget and travel preference. The tours we have outlined on our website are tours that have either been booked by our clients, or itineraries we’ve put together with our local knowledge and understanding we have of the countries.
Can you assist me in German?baxter2023-04-12T14:49:11+02:00
A Fully Guided Tour is when a qualified guide travels with your group. He/ She will inform you about all the interesting and notable facts about your surroundings this includes and is not limited to the history, flora, fauna and wildlife. Your guide is also responsible for getting you to the best hidden locations.
What is a self-drive tour?baxter2023-04-12T14:49:28+02:00
A self-drive tour is when drive yourself from one location to the next. When on a camping tour, you will be in charge of setting up camp and preparing your meals on an open fire or the gas cookers provided.
Health & Safety
Are the roads in good condition?baxter2023-04-12T14:52:26+02:00
Most highways and tarmac roads are well kept and in good driving condition. Dirt, gravel and sand roads are unfortunately not in the best condition, it is therefore very important to stick to the speed limits indicated. Always keep a lookout for wildlife, as most of the animals are active at night which makes driving during dusk, night-time and dawn quite dangerous. Driving during these times are prohibited by all rental companies.
Do I need Covid test to enter Namibia?baxter2023-07-18T15:22:17+02:00
The maximum speed limit on any untarred surface is 80km / h. All Namibian rental vehicles are equipped with satellite trackers that record the driving speed at all time. In towns the speed limit is 60 km /h or as stated on traffic signs. You are allowed to travel 120km / h on the highways or as stated on traffic signs.
• Spend the first night in the capital to acclimatise and rest up before tackling the dirt roads.
• Make sure to always have drinking water in the vehicle.
• Wear sunscreen and a hat.
• Do not leave any valuables visibly in the vehicle (cameras, phones, laptops etc.).
• Make sure to always have both (two) spare tyres in tact.
Which restaurants would we recommend?baxter2023-04-12T14:53:51+02:00
Restaurants we recommend while visiting Windhoek; Stellenbosch Bistro & Wine Bar, Joes Beerhouse, Utopia at Fresh & Wild and Klein Windhoek Guesthouse. Make sure to stop by the Brauhause, Kückie’s Pub, The Tug or The Lighthouse while staying in Swakopmund.
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