Namibia Travel Guide
Info-Namibia is a travel portal for Namibia which provides a lot of valuable information about the country Namibia. Especially for the individual traveller Info-Namibia is one of the best internet tools when it comes to planning an interesting, diverse and unforgettable holiday in Namibia.
No quarantine anymore for tourists entering Namibia
At last some positive news! In order to open Namibia once again for international tourism our Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta announced that travellers to Namibia don’t have to undergo quarantine anymore, but are able to move freely throughout the country.
The previous regulations whereby tourists would have to spend the first seven days of their Namibia holiday in one of the designated quarantine accommodations to await their Covid-19 test results is thus off the table.
The new regulation that will take effect on the 8th September 2020 states the following:
- Only port of entry for international tourists is the Hosea Kutako Airport. Here a negative Covid-19 test has to be presented, which must not be older than 72 hours.
- After arrival at the international airport travellers are allowed to proceed to their booked accommodation and may participated in all activities offered.
- Tourists may continue to their next destination, but have to submit themselves to a test on day 5.
- On the 7th day of travel guests have to be reachable by phone to receive information on their test results.
- Should the test be negative the journey can continue as planned.
- Tourists with positive results will have to travel to a designated facility, where their will receive treatment of international standards at own costs.
We are thrilled about this positive news and the coherent signal towards international tourism, which is infinitely important to Namibia. We now remain hopeful that with this new regulation the situation can ease quickly and that we in tourism can speedily find our way to normality again.
Info-Namibia offers great help when planning a Namibia safari step by step. A detailled interactive map provides information about accommodation facilities, activities, touristic highlights in Namibia as well as some great insider tips.
Top 12 Highlights of Namibia
Find more information about the most popular destinations in Namibia
Etosha National Park
The Etosha National Park is a nature conservation area in northern Namibia and is one of the most significant game reserves in Africa.
Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
The largest sand dunes of the world: In the middle of the Namib Desert, in the Namib Naukluft Park two of Namibia’s scenic highlights can be found: the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon worldwide after the Grand Canyon in the USA . The Canyon forms part of the state-run Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfontier Park. Entrance to the Park is situated 10 kilometres from the well-known view point Hell`s Bend at the Hobas Restcamp.
Besides the harsh and fascinating landscape of the Kaokoveld itself, a visit of the Epupa Falls, the Ovahimba people, the search for desert elephants and desert lions are worthwile.
Wild National Parks, an abundance of wild life, the yearlong lush and green landscape which is unique for Namibia, the impressive culture of the “Caprivians” and much more.
Swakopmund is the capital of the Erongo Region and has about 34,000 inhabitants. Swakopmund serves mainly as a holiday resort and is thus of touristic importance.
Culture in Namibia
The Living Museums in Namibia are exceptional traditional projects where visitors can learn about the cultures of Namibian language groups and get in contact with the people.
The Damaraland, a unique and harsh landscape. The traveller can explore Namibia's highest mountain (Brandberg), centuries old rock engravings, a petrified forest, a huge rock finger and much more.
UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique rock engravings: Twyfelfontein, which means as much as „doubtful fountain“ or „Fountain of Doubt“ is the name of a valley in the Damara highlands.
The Erongo region is an in parts surreal looking region. Travellers will find the Spitzkoppe, which is a huge Inselberg, a fomer San cave, a magic granite boulder landscape and much more.
Namib Naukluft Park
The Namib Naukluft Park is an ecologically protected area and was proclaimed in August 1979. The Park has an area of 49,800 km² and at the time of proclamation it was the largest protected area in Namibia.
After becoming one of the richest towns in Africa during a diamond boom in 1910, Kolmanskop was left by all inhabtants in the following decades. Kolmanskop became a ghost town in the desert.