Travel to Namibia for a Warm Welcome No Matter What | Destination Namibia

Travel to Namibia for a Warm Welcome No Matter What

Travel to Namibia for a Warm Welcome No Matter What | Destination Namibia

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*Disclaimer: Information on this page is accurate and reliable at time of publication, however, while Destination Namibia endeavours to ensure that our site is updated regularly it may not always reflect the very latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak. Accordingly, Destination Namibia will not be held liable for loss or inconvenience resulting from the use of out-dated or incorrectly noted information.

Click here to view the latest Tourism Guidelines as published by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism.

Travel to Namibia for a Warm Welcome No Matter What | Destination Namibia

Namibia has it all for safe travels in 2021 and beyond

Namibia is a country made for those seeking safe, off-the-beaten-track adventures. There’s no shortage of places to get away from it all among this vast assortment of wide-open spaces.

Although international travel is fraught with anxieties right now, Namibia’s low population density and stringent safety measures ensure you can still enjoy most of the country’s best attractions with confidence.

Like nations around the world, Namibia’s experienced its ups and downs in recent times, but remote areas like the Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast, and Sossusvlei have escaped relatively unscathed from recent health issues. So, safe travel to Namibia is certainly on the cards for every adventurous tourist.

Getting to Namibia

Hosea Kutako Airport is open, and you can fly into Windhoek via this route from Germany, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

If you’re spending some time in Windhoek, it’s best to choose a reputable accommodation provider on the outskirts of the city. Arebbusch Travel Lodge is well-known for its stringent safety protocols and this large rest camp features plenty of space between the rooms, no narrow hallways, and various safe dining options. If you prefer in-room dining, that’s always been a thing at Arebbusch Travel Lodge.

Tourist Entry Requirements for Namibia

Current *travel restrictions vary depending on the airline, and you must present a valid negative SARS-COV-2 PCR test, not older than seven (7) days, from your country of departure when you arrive in Namibia.

All visitors to Namibia are expected to adhere to gazetted public health and safety protocols such as sanitizing and the wearing of a mask in public spaces. It’s also worth noting the following guidelines and protocols:

Wherever you intend to travel in the world, it’s best to have your COVID vaccination first. You can never be too cautious nowadays.

The Joys of Visiting Namibia Right Now

Tourism contributes significantly to Namibia’s GDP, which highlights what a popular destination this country is. There are so many reasons why travellers usually flock to Namibia and you’ll have most of these benefits to yourself right now.

For starters, being one of the few guests in residence wherever you go, you’ll get to enjoy privileged and personalized service, especially since Namibians have had to go without anyone to pamper for many months now.

While there might be a shortage of queues and wait times at the moment, Namibia’s still aglow with some of the most gorgeous panoramas you’ll ever see.

A fascinating diversity of creatures great and small is still on show. Some of the most exciting one’s include:

  • Desert-adapted reptiles, insects, elephants, and lions
  • Feral horses at Garub
  • Ancient welwitschia plants in the Namib
  • Seal colonies at Cape Cross
  • Thriving populations of endangered rhinos
  • 3 endemic birds and at least 600 types of avians

Some of the world’s cleanest air, clearest skies, and sunniest weather is waiting to add that extra bit of natural luxury to your stay too.

If you ever tire of simply relaxing in all this wonderful abundance, there are a host of safe, albeit adrenaline-inducing, single activities to enjoy. You can take a camel ride, drop from the skies while sky diving, or whizz across the dunes on a quad bike.

Do you prefer your adventures with a little less white-knuckled action? You can try fishing, hiking, or horse riding in tranquil solitude almost everywhere in the country.

Namibia’s Top Attractions All to Yourself

These are some of the places to put on your bucket list if you want to enjoy all of Namibia’s top attractions at their best during 2021:

Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park has some incredible special rates on offer for most of 2021. What a fantastic opportunity to pay less and have the park almost to yourself.

Now, you can enjoy a chance to monopolize sightings of Namibia’s most sought-after species at all the best waterholes. You’ll have Etosha’s floodlit waterholes almost to yourself ,and you can snap unforgettable photographs without having to wait for the crowds to thin.

Sossusvlei
The Sossusvlei forms part of Africa’s largest conservation area, the Namib-Naukluft National Park and has numerous accommodation options to choose from. These include luxury lodges, camping, and self-catering establishments.

From here, you can embark on hot air balloon trips to watch the sun set or rise above the red sands, capture enigmatic images of the enigmatic Deadvlei, walk, hike, and drive amongst the dunes. Other attractions include Sesriem Canyon, Big Daddy Dune, Hiddenvlei, and Dune 45.

Skeleton Coast
Those who like to rough it can explore the foggy depths of the desolate skeleton coast, where haunting wrecks of long-abandoned ships litter the landscape. This is where you’ll get to see the seals at Cape Cross and try your hand at fishing for exciting game fish species around Henties Bay.

Caprivi Strip
For a totally different experience of Namibia, head north to this lush strip along the Chobe River. Here, all of Africa’s Big Five congregate around the abundant resources of the area, and a wealth of high-end as well as low key safaris are up for grabs.

Swakopmund
This seaside village is your gateway to all the exciting extreme sports Namibia has on offer. It’s also a good place to sample some of the delights harvested from the cold waters of the Atlantic at numerous seaside eateries.

Swakopmund’s a historic town that abounds with interesting walking tours and museums, and while it’s a little more densely populated than most areas in Namibia, it’s by no means crowded at the moment.

Head for the Hills

Namibia’s home to few mountains but the Spitzkoppe and Twyfelfontein make up for this with a huge variety of adventure activities like bouldering, hiking, and climbing as well as ancient San Art.

Planning Safe Travel to Namibia

Now’s your chance to spoil yourself with an exclusive escape at unbelievable prices, plus you’ll be helping out the tourism industry to boot. Namibia’s warm welcoming people are counting on you to ensure the future of this industry.

Travel regulations are fluid and change all the time. Although we endeavour to provide you with up to the minute information, there are times when things might not reflect the current situation. When in doubt, get in touch to discuss the latest developments before you make firm arrangements.

Start planning your trip today and you’ll discover how much you stand to gain from travel to Namibia. By visiting now instead of later, you’re helping make sure Namibian tourism’s still up and running for future visits.

*Disclaimer: Information on this page is accurate and reliable at time of publication, however, while Destination Namibia endeavours to ensure that our site is updated regularly it may not always reflect the very latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak. Accordingly, Destination Namibia will not be held liable for loss or inconvenience resulting from the use of out-dated or incorrectly noted information.

Click here to view the latest Tourism Guidelines as published by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism.

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