NAMIBIA

Namibia, located in southwestern Africa, is a country known for its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. From the towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the rugged terrain of Damaraland, Namibia offers a truly unique travel experience. Visitors can also explore the iconic Etosha National Park, home to a wide variety of animals including elephants, lions, and rhinos. Whether you're interested in adventure activities like sandboarding or simply want to soak in the natural beauty, Namibia has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Swakopmund

Swakopmund is a charming coastal town in Namibia, known for its German colonial architecture and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as sandboarding, quad biking, and dolphin cruises. The town also offers a range of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing and adventurous getaway.

Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis that offers a unique blend of African and European cultures. From its colonial architecture to its modern skyscrapers, Windhoek is a city of contrasts that is sure to captivate visitors. Whether you're exploring the bustling markets, sampling the local cuisine, or taking in the stunning views from the surrounding hills, Windhoek has something for everyone. So why not plan a visit to this dynamic city and experience all that it has to offer?

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At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Hotellook.com, a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. We put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and others. Book your Hotel now and get the best prices!

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Namibia offers an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Namibia. Many visitors can obtain a visa upon arrival at major airports or apply for an e-visa online in advance. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Namibia has a desert climate with hot days and cool nights. The best time to visit depends on your interests and the regions you plan to explore. The dry season from May to October is ideal for wildlife viewing and outdoor activities, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The wet season from November to April brings occasional rains, but it's a great time for birdwatching and witnessing the desert bloom.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding vaccinations and preventive measures against diseases such as hepatitis A, typhoid, and malaria (especially if traveling to northern regions). Pack insect repellent and sunscreen, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming street food. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD), which is pegged to the South African Rand (ZAR). South African Rand is widely accepted in addition to Namibian Dollars. US dollars and euros are also accepted in tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some local currency for use in smaller establishments and markets. Credit and debit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores, but it's always a good idea to carry cash for smaller purchases and transactions.

Transportation: Getting around in Namibia can be done through domestic flights, rental cars, guided tours, and buses. Domestic flights are available for traveling between major cities and tourist destinations, offering convenience and saving time. Rental cars are a popular choice for exploring remote areas and scenic routes, providing flexibility and independence. Guided tours are available for exploring national parks and wildlife reserves, offering informative experiences with knowledgeable guides. Buses are a more economical option for traveling between cities and towns, but they can be crowded and operate on unpredictable schedules.

Accommodation: Namibia offers a range of accommodation options, including lodges, guesthouses, campsites, and luxury resorts. In popular tourist destinations like Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Etosha National Park, you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, as availability may be limited.

Language: English is the official language of Namibia and is widely spoken, especially in urban areas and by the local population. Afrikaans, German, and indigenous languages such as Oshiwambo and Herero are also spoken by various ethnic groups. Learning a few basic phrases in English or Afrikaans can enhance your travel experience and facilitate communication with locals.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Namibia's rich cultural heritage by visiting traditional villages, markets, and cultural festivals. Learn about the customs, traditions, and lifestyles of indigenous communities like the Himba and San. Participate in cultural activities such as dance performances, storytelling sessions, and traditional ceremonies.

Wildlife Viewing: Namibia is home to an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, and giraffes. Explore national parks and game reserves like Etosha, Namib-Naukluft, and Skeleton Coast, where you can spot a variety of animals in their natural habitats. Consider booking guided safaris, game drives, or walking tours for optimal wildlife viewing experiences.

Responsible Tourism: Practice responsible tourism by respecting wildlife and adhering to park rules and regulations. Choose eco-friendly accommodations and tour operators that support conservation efforts and benefit local communities. Minimize your environmental impact by conserving water and energy, reducing waste, and supporting sustainable practices.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and enriching experience exploring the natural beauty, culture, and hospitality of Namibia.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 2 - Exercise increased caution when traveling to Namibia 

Country Summary: Exercise increased caution in Namibia due crime. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is increasingly common, and these can violently escalate into robberies and muggings. There is a higher risk of crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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