​When packing clothes, please keep in mind that you are not allowed to exit the vehicle while you are driving in Etosha National Park.  As such, pack comfortable clothing for warm weather, such as shorts, t-shirts and tops. So please refer to the rest of YOUR SAFARI PACKING GUIDE – NAMIBIA.

If you are visiting Swakopmund then you can experience all four seasons in one day so you could need warm clothing for this part of your trip.

CLOTHES:

Natural toned, light weight clothes
Comfortable shoes or sandals or flip-flops
Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for colder winter nights (May – August)
Swimsuit
Towels if you want to go swimming
Hat
Sunglasses
Namibia is a very relaxed country and as such there is no need to dress for dinner.

EQUIPMENT:

In the YOUR SAFARI PACKING GUIDE – NAMIBIA. we recommend Good quality flashlight and spare batteries/bulbs – a head torch is most useful.
Camera with spare batteries, film or memory cards
Good quality pair of binoculars (8×30 or better)
Travel adaptor – Namibia uses plus types D and M.  Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type M is the plug which has three round pins. Namibia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
In car charger compatible with your devices
Reusable shopping bags to avoid using plastic bags while shopping in-country
Reusable water bottle for each person travelling
Small Rucksack

PERSONAL ITEMS:

Sun block
Lip balm
Insect repellent
Insect Bite Cream
Toiletries and any medicines
Moisturiser

FIRST AID KIT:

General First Aid Kit
Steri strips
Surgical Gloves
Needles and Syringes ( It is normally advisable to take your own needles and syringes when travelling to rural Africa)

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

It is your responsibility to ensure you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your holiday.

MONEY:

Cash:  You should take South African Rand.  South African Rand is accepted throughout Namibia it is exchangeable like for like 1ZAR = 1N$ .  You could  get your change in either currency,  which have the same value, but be aware that you cannot exchange or use Namibian Dollars outside of Namibia.  So please try and use all your Namibian Dollars before you leave Namibia.

Credit Cards are usually accepted in the main towns and lodges.  ATMS are not usually available outside the major towns and cities.

We are asked how much cash should you take.  That will depend on many factors and as such is impossible for us to answer!!  Here is an idea of prices:

Three course meal for two:  £25,  A domestic bottle of beer:  £1.10,  An imported bottle of beer:  £1.30, Bottle of wine:  £4 to £5, 5 litre bottle water:  £1.60, Can of Coke: £0.65, 125g bag of crisps: £0.85, Diesel: £0.70 per litre

If you require any help or more information please contact us here.

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