Nicknamed as ‘the land of the brave’ (the national anthem), Namibia, is situated in southern Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. The capital city is Windoheck and the local currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD).

Fun Fact! Namibia was the first country to include protection of the environment into the country’s constitution!

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So lets break this country up into PARTS.


The country is home to many different ethnic groups with Ovambo, Kavangos, Herero, Damara and Nama being some of the biggest groups. There are also German communities, descendants from colonisers who live in secluded communities. Namibia has 13 recognised national languages so though English is the official language, other languages such as Oshiwambo, Nama, Kavango, Afrikaans and German are also commonly spoken in this country.


There’s so much to see and do in this country! If you’re in the capital, why not visit; The national museum and learn about the country’s origin, history and culture. Similarly, the Independence museum is a great museum to understand how the country came to be. The Craft centre is the go to place for traditional cloths, crafts and art. The Zoo park is an amazing slice of tranquillity located in downtown Winhoek, with beautifully maintained gardens and lush vegetation it’s the perfect place to soak in the city’s beauty.

Wildlife is abundant in this country. For all you animal lovers, Omaruru Game loge is an amazing reserve with all sorts of wildlife, from Zebras to Rhinos

All those who’d like to see something else why not climb up Brandberg Mountain. This mountain is the highest in the country and it is located on the north western side of the country.

Discover the Namib desert; The world’s oldest desert and only coastal desert is a UNESECO World heritage site. Why not book a tour of to explore this vast desert with some of the highest dunes in the world!

Rock art! Twyfelfontein is a UNESECO World heritage site with some of the oldest rock art in Namibia, it’s every anthropologist’s dream.

Fish River Canyon is the world’s second largest Canyon. Located in the south of the country by the south African boarder. Why not travel down to marvel at this geological wonder.

Skeleton coast, although a notorious ship graveyard with hundreds of ships meeting their end on this coast. It’s also home to one of the largest seal populations in the world.

At the Cheetah Conservation, located in Otjiwarongo is home to the largest free roaming cheetahs in the world. Although not a tourist destination, those who’ve fallen in love with the country’s wildlife can volunteer here to keep the good work going.

Rituals and Culture

The majority of the population are Christians with indigenous religions being the second largest religion.

Some traditional delicacies include Papa (a cornmeal porridge), Potjiekos (meat and vegetable stew) and Mopane (Fried caterpillars)


Both the Namibian Dollar and South African Rand are accepted in the country.


For more travel advice check out; FCO: Travel Advice 

Outside of the UK: Please check your government’s travel advice carefully.


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