Flag of Namibia

Flag of Namibia

The Republic of Namibia


  • Population » 2.5 million
    • Second least populated country in the world
  • Languages »  Oshiwambo, Khoekhoegowab, Afrikaans, Otjiherero, Herero, Nama, English, German (Wikipedia)
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 61 years (men), 67 years (women)
  • Currency » Namibian dollar
  • Telephone Country code » 264
Location of Namibia (Source: Wikimedia)

Location of Namibia (Source: Wikimedia)


  • Area » 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
  • Border by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east.



UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Namib Sand Sea (UNESCO / Wikipedia)
    • the only coastal desert in the world
    • wholly within Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft Park
    • The first natural site in Namibia to be inscribed on the World Heritage List.
  • Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes (UNESCO)
    • One of the largest concentrations of petroglyph in Africa

National Parks

Conservation of Namibia

  • Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations (NACSO)
  • Wildlife in Namibia (Wikipedia)


  • Namibia has the world’s largest sand dunes, including 1,066-foot-high Big Daddy.
  • Hoba meteorite, the world’s largest (Wikipedia)
  • Messum Crater
  •  Sossusvlei
    • Thought to be the oldest desert in the world
    • Climb Dune 45
    • Sesriem Canyon
  • See » Horizons Unlimited POI guide


  • Drive » Left side
  • Namibia’s primary routes (A and B roads) are tarred, and secondary routes (roads designated C or MR) are well-graded gravel. Many D roads are just about passable with a sedan, while F (farm) roads usually are not. An all-terrain vehicle is not necessary to reach the major tourist destinations except Kaokoland. (Source: Wikivoyage)
  • Expect to pay a Cross Border Charges (CBC) (or Entry Fee) at the border.
    • All foreign-registered vehicles entering Namibia should pay a CBC or entry fee and obtain the corresponding permit (and tax invoice) at the RFA office at Namibia’s border posts.
    • The Road Fund Administration (RFA) was established on the 1st April 2000 by the Road Fund Administration Act (Act 18 of 1999), with the primary aim of managing the road user charging system, to secure and allocate sufficient funding for a safe and efficient road sector in Namibia.
  • Namibia has some of the worst road accident statistics in the world. Head-on collisions are not unusual.
  • See » Off-Roading in Namibia
  • Rooidrom (Joubert) Pass (north west Namibia), is the shorter of the two routes to the beautiful Marienfluss Valley, however it is isolated, difficult, in parts, very narrow, rough, and with very jagged surfaces that will easily cut tires, side panels, and undercarriage.
    • Red Drum (Rooidrum) to Blue Drum to Purros is 170km

Vehicle Shipping Ports

Overland Border Ports

  • Angola
    • Oshikango (Santa Clara),  +264 65 26-4615fax+264 65 26-4616
    • Ruacana +264 65 27-0290fax+264 65 27-0010
  • Botswana
    • Buitepos (Mamuno),  +264 62 56-0404fax+264 62 56-0418On the Trans-Kalahari-Highway, connecting the B6 and A2 between Gobabis and Ghanzi
    • Mhembo (Shakawe),  +264 66 25-9900fax+264 66 25-9902
  • South Africa
    • Araimsvlei (Naroegas),  +264 63 28-0057fax+264 63 28-0058Connecting the B3 and N14 between Karasburg and Upington
    • Verloorsdrift (Onseepkaans),  +264 63 26-9134Connecting the C10 and R358 between Karasburg and Pofadder
    • Noordoewer (Vioolsdrift),  +264 63 29-7122fax+264 63 29-7021Connecting the B1 and N7 between Keetmanshoop and Springbok
    • Oranjemund (Alexander Bay),  +264 63 23-2756fax+264 63 23-3483
  • Zambia
    • Wenela (Sesheke),  +264 66 25-3430fax+264 66 25-2293.



  • Namibia holds people liable to a fine of N$500 or imprisonment for entering Game Parks with a plastic bag
Map of Namibia

Map of Namibia (Source » France)

Government Advisories





This page was updated June 11, 2023