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Eco-friendly travel guide to Namibia advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to travel in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Namibia, Africa.


  • Air quality: 3.9/ 5
  • Bus connections: 3.7 / 5
  • Train connections: 3.5 / 5
  • Hitchhiking: 3.7 / 5
  • National parks: 4.4 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.8 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.6/ 5
  • Safety: 3.6 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$55 - $210
  • Budget per day: US$75 - $330

Responsible Travel

Namibia is one of the southern countries of Africa. Its capital is Windhoek which is the largest city in the country. We will need to travel responsibly in this country so as to assure its growth and continuity are not interfered with. The national government has struggled to set up waste disposal bins across the capital and even in other cities in the country. We as tourists who will be visiting this beautiful country we are advised to minimize depositing waste aimlessly but rather use the disposal bins put in place. While we are here, we are also advised to embrace the use of public transport more often. Not only will this reduce the amount of toxic emissions being released into the air but also we will be able to reduce the number of vehicles that congest in jams and we will also be able to interact with locals at a more personal level. Of course, the most eco-friendly way of traveling is walking. When you walk, you will be able to admire and appreciate the structures and artifacts in this country.

More ways in which we can be responsible travelers while we are in Namibia include:

o Closing tap water when we are not using it

o Promoting initiatives and volunteer programs that aim to raise the living standards of Namibians

o Promoting the local economy.


Air Quality and Pollution

The most air pollutant in Namibia is dust. The majority of the land in Namibia is covered in dessert thus a lot of sand is usually blown into the air as a result of sandstorms. However, in cities such as Windhoek, these sandstorm episodes are usually very rare thus the quality of air here in the capital is usually good. In terms of pollution, rivers are usually faced with siltation where soil which is usually loose is carried into rivers by surface run-off water.


Respect the Culture

The culture of Namibia is one of the diverse cultures in the continent with the main communities being the Ovambo, the Kavango, the Damara, the San, the Herero, the Nama, the Tswana, the Caprivian, the Himba, and White Namibians. Namibia is believed to have11 communities where each of these communities comprises several smaller communities that have the same traditions. The Ovambo community makes the majority of all the communities in Namibia. They are considered to be farmers and cattle herders together with the Kavango and the Caprivian communities. Namibia finally gained its independence from South Africa in 1990. The first Namibia government to ascend into power embraced English as the official language in the country and has remained to be the official language in the country ever since. Schools and universities are using English as the instruction medium. In terms of arts, there are many Namibia artists and craftsmen who usually craft souvenirs that represent their traditions and also the passion for their work. Many tourists usually purchase these souvenirs and travel with them back to their countries. The Kavango community is known to be wood crafters making carvings and containers while the Owambo are known to be weavers of baskets. Namibia is believed to have the majority of rock art sites within the country. The two main rock art areas are the Brandberg Massif in Damaraland and the Twyfelfontein, which is a UNESCO World Heritage located in Damaraland too. The genres of music that are usually common in Namibia include hip hop, R&B, Soul, reggae, afro-pop, house, and kwaito.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Sossusvlei. Here, you will be wowed by the scenic views of many dunes and indigenous trees. You will also get a chance to scale the highest dune here, known as 'Big Daddy' where you will be able to see further on the horizon. You will also be able to see breathtaking views of the sunrise. Hot air balloon tours are also available here, thus you will get a chance to soar into the sky and enjoy the sea of dunes around.

• Windhoek. It is the capital and the largest city in Namibia. You will be able to visit parliament buildings here where you can learn about the history of Namibia. You can also visit the Christuskirche, which is an old Lutheran church here. You will also be able to purchase souvenirs from various shops here in the capital. If you desire shopping, Windhoek is dotted with many big shopping centers such as the Maerua Mall where you will be able to purchase what you need. There are also local markets where you can purchase local cuisines and groceries.

• Walvis Bay. It is one of the biggest ports here in Namibia. Many tourists and travelers alike usually visit this bay to engage in the various dessert sports offered here. You will get a chance to engage in kite surfing in the lagoon here. On land, you can participate in dune boarding which is usually a fun experience, a new one to many. At the coast, you will get to engage in fishing and site seeing of the dolphins, seals, and even flamingoes.

• Swakopmund. This city has a lot of ancient structures which explain the history of this place. It is usually frequented by most locals as a domestic tourist destination. Many refer to this town as the adventure capital of Namibia. Activities that you can engage in here include quad biking, sandboarding, and camel safaris. Several restaurants and bars are also dotted within the city.

• Damaraland. Here, you will get to enjoy the amazing wildlife living in the desert. They include desert-adapted elephants, springbok, lions, rhinos as well as birds. The scenic landscapes surrounding this place include grass plains and the Rocky Mountains. The complete atmosphere at this place is very enjoyable and you can make memories here.

• Caprivi. It is close to the border with neighboring Botswana. Animals usually cross borders between these countries during seasonal migrations. Be prepared to take a drive into the wilderness when you come here. You will be able to see enormous floodplains as well as seasonal rivers.

• Epupa Falls. It is located on the border between Namibia and Angola in Kaokoland. These waterfalls come into life as a result of the Kunene River. There are spread out up to a total distance of one mile. You will be able to enjoy the ancient fig and palm trees as well as enjoy the scenic views of the Rocky formations. You are advised to use a 4×4 vehicle when heading to these falls. There are various lodges around this place. You can choose to engage in whitewater rafting along the river.

• Kalahari. Here, you will be able to witness scenic views of dunes which usually have a red appearance. You will also be able to see wildlife here, such as lions, meerkats, and Oryx. The dunes usually appear like sea waves as they stretch over a large tract of land. It is believed to be the home of the San Hunter-Gatherers. Be assured that you will enjoy scenic views when you visit this place.

• Fish River Canyon. Here, you will be able to see the large tract of land being cris-crossed by many permanent rivers. Many quiver trees are spread across the plains here making this place seem like an oasis. There is usually no human interference here thus it is nature bliss. One of the most famous movie series, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was filmed here.

• Kaokoland. It is usually a quiet place where you can relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere and sweet breeze blowing through here. It is one of the most remote places in the country thus it is not disturbed by human activities as first of all, it is a very difficult place to get to. You will find big mountains that are not easily scalable and also encounter a few wild animals who have adapted to the desert here. In one end, you will be able to find an indigenous community of the Himba people. You are advised to visit this place using a four-wheel-drive vehicle and also to travel in groups. Please do drive carefully here.


Explore

You will be able to explore this beautiful country and see what it has to offer. From the majestic landmarks and national parks to the beautiful points of interest where you can appreciate what this country has to offer. You can even visit the various museums within the country and learn about the history of the people here.


City Parks

• Waterberg Plateau Park. It is located towards the north of Namibia. It is usually a very scenic sandstone plateau where you can be able to see some of the most endangered animals in the country. You can be able to participate in the game drives usually arranged by the management here where you can get to see rhinoceroses, buffalo, and antelope. This park is also home to many bird species including the Cape vultures. Various hikes are usually conducted here.


National Parks

• Etosha National Park. Here, you will be able to some of the big animals that are usually located here. You are assured of scenic game drives where you will be able to see animals such as elephants, leopards, rhinos both white and black, hyenas, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, zebras, and lions. You will also be able to enjoy viewing more than 300 bird species found here at this park. There are several waterholes around this park where the animals usually come to take a drink. It is usually one of the best spots to view animals here.

• Skeleton Coast National Park. As the name suggests, it was one of the most dangerous stretches to sail a ship along the coast. It is considered the biggest ship graveyard in the world to date. This national park is inhabited by local communities that are spread out across sparse communities. Many of the tourists who visit this place usually come to visit the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. It is believed to have e been the first landing point of the first Europeans to come to the coast here during the 15th century. It is also a breeding ground for seals to date.

• Namib-Naukluft Park. This park stretches from Namibia central plateau to the Namib Desert covering up to 50, 000 meters squared. It is home to some of the most ancient remains believed to date back to 20 million years. Sunrays during sunset usually shine in between the mountains here, completing the feeling of a beautiful romantic sunset here. You will be able to enjoy the gentle breeze and the calmness of this place.


Beaches

• Skeleton Coast beach. It is located towards the north of Namibia. Here, you will be able to spot a large congregation of seals and bones of white wales, across this coastline. They were left here when whaling was being conducted in this country back then. You will be able to see the long coastline found here. You can also take amazing photos but you will need permission from the local authorities first.

• Cape Cross beach. This beach is considered to be part of the National West Coast Tourist Recreational Area. Many seals usually come and congregate here thus this beach is considered a protected area of the Cape Cross Seal Colony.


Landmarks

• Luderitz. Germans left a lot of influence on the local culture here during the colonization period. This town is proof of this. Many of the streets here in this town have German names and also most of the structures here are of German origin. While here, you will be able to see the Deutsche Afrika bank building, ancient Lutheran parishes, and the popular Troost House. You will also be able to visit a ghost town, Kolmanskop, believed to have been a diamond mining town. Dunes now tower over the town thus creating the eerie and beauty that comes with the place.


Museums

• Independence Memorial Museum. This museum is situated along Robert Mugabe Avenue. It is one of the most ancient museums here in the capital. You will be able to learn about the history of the anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation struggle of Namibia. It was constructed by a North Korean company, Mansudae Overseas Projects, and was commissioned on March 21, 2014, during the twenty-fourth anniversary of the country's independence. This museum has two statues, one at each end of the structure. One statue is for Sam Nujoma Statue and the other statue represents the Genocide that happened in the country.

• Swakopmund Museum. This museum is located along Strand Street in Swakopmund. Here, you will find displays of plants, historical exhibits, traditional artifacts, and minerals. The entrance is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open all through the week from 10 am to 5 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 64 402 046.

• National Museum of Namibia. This museum is located along Robert Mugabe Avenue in Windhoek. Here, you will be able to learn about the history of Namibia. The structures here were beautifully constructed by a North Korean company and the museum was commissioned to the public in 2014 by the Namibian national government. The entrance here is usually free and you are assured of scenic views from the top of this museum. The restaurant located at the top here is a plus. The entrance is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 6 pm while it is open on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am to 12:30 pm and between 3 pm to 6 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 691 5132.


Eat

• Joe's Beer house. This restaurant is located along Nelson Mandela Avenue in Windhoek, Namibia. Here, you will get to enjoy tasty delicacies with amazing music playing in the background. The portions offered here are usually very generous. You will get to enjoy tasty African cuisines with the prices offered here being reasonable. It is one of the busiest restaurants in the capital. It is usually open all through the week from 1 pm to 9:30 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 61 232 457.

• Xwama Traditional Restaurant. This restaurant is located along Independence Avenue on Omongo Street in the capital. You will be able to enjoy African cuisines such as Mopane worms and chicken. The prices offered here are very reasonable. The entrance is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is open all through the week from 11 am to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 761 0458.

• Nyama Restaurant. This restaurant is located along Jan Jonker Road in Windhoek. You will be able to enjoy a variety of red meats prepared with passion and professionalism. There is adequate seating space here with the amazing atmosphere created here being a plus. The staff here professionally interacts with clients. The entrance is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open all through the week from 10 am to 11 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 61 400 499.

• Kubata Restaurant. This restaurant is located along Nelson Mandela Avenue in Windhoek. You will be able to enjoy amazing seafood with locals here. The staff here is charming and friendly to clients with their service being fast and reliable. It is usually open all through the week from noon to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 61 401 944.

• Cassia Thai Restaurant. This restaurant is located along Sam Nujoma Drive in Windhoek. It is a very enjoyable place with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff being a plus. Cleanliness here is given a priority. The delicacies offered here are very amazing. You will be able to enjoy amazing Thai food here. The chefs here spice the food according to your preference. The customer service here is very professional. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am to10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 703 2730


Drink

• Chopsi's Bar. This bar is located along Tal Street in Windhoek, Namibia. It is one of the most famous joints here in the capital. Be advised that the entry fees are subject to change well into the night but be assured that you will get the value for your money. The entrance here is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open all through the week from 11 am to 2 am.

• Andy's Pub & Restaurant. This bar is located along Sam Nujoma Drive in Windhoek, Namibia. The ambiance created here is very amazing with the amazing food sold here being a plus. You will be able to relax and enjoy a cold beer here. There is adequate seating space, both indoor and outdoor seating arrangement. It is usually open all through the week from11 am to 12 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 602 5045.

• The Wolfshack. This bar is located along Macadam Street in Windhoek. You will be able to enjoy an amazing selection of wines and beers. The staff here is professional and friendly towards clients. The décor of the place completes the amazing ambiance found at this joint. The entrance is fitted with a wheelchair ramp. It is usually open from Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm while it is closed over the weekend. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 423 4243.

• Die Bendehuis. This bar is located along Rugby Street in Windhoek. You will be able to enjoy a fast and reliable service from the staff here. You will also be able to enjoy amazing music here with a live band performance on selected days. You will also be able to enjoy an amazing burger here. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am to 8 pm. You will be able to get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 248 1666.

• TMT bar Greenwell Matongo. This bar is located along Eveline Street in Windhoek, Namibia. You will be able to enjoy amazing bar games here. The cocktails offered here are usually very amazing. They have a great section of wines and beers here. It is suitable for those who prefer to have fun in groups or even as individuals. It is usually open all day and all night every day. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 81 248 6911.


Tap-water

Several locals here in Namibia believe that faucet water is safe to drink, whereas we believe that you should buy bottled water just to be safe. You might drink tap water if you have water purifying tablets. You are advised not to leave the tap water running when you are not using it as this will go a long way in conserving tap water here in the country.


Activities

You will be able to explore this beautiful country and see what it has to offer. From the majestic landmarks and national parks to the beautiful points of interest where you can appreciate what this country has to offer. You can even visit the various museums within the country and learn about the history of the people here.


Accommodation

• Sossusvlei Lodge. At this lodge, you will be able to enjoy an outdoor pool, a bar, and a free internet connection. Other amenities that you will get to enjoy here include air conditioning, personal patios, electric kettles in every room, a work desk, and well equipped personal bathrooms. You will also have the opportunity to choose either an n English breakfast or a continental breakfast. Delicacies offered here include grilled meat, omelets, and sausages. You will also be able to buy souvenirs at a shop here where you will find jewelry, clothes, and books. You may also engage in fun tours such as nature drives and hot-air balloon tours.

• Gondwana Etosha Safari Lodge. Is located in Okaukuejo, about 10 kilometers from the Anderson Gate that leads to Etosha National Park. You will be able to enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with air conditioning, tea making facilities, and a safe. There is also a bar and a restaurant here where you can relax and eat while you enjoy the surrounding landscapes. This lodge also has 3 outdoor pools. You will be able to enjoy amazing game drives to the Etosha National Park for a small fee.

• Arebbusch Travel Lodge. It is situated close to the Arebbusch River, approximately 5 kilometers from Windhoek. It has several outdoor swimming pools and a very beautiful garden. The rooms are fairly large and are fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, and a personal bathroom. There is also a restaurant within this property where you can enjoy breakfast buffets and many African cuisines. There is also a shared braai barbeque and a bar on site. The staff here is amazing and willing to help whenever you need them. The reception service here is usually round the clock. Various points of interest that are close to this lodge include the National Rugby Stadium which is just within the vicinity, a golf course, and the Eros Domestic Airport which is just a five-minute drive from here.

• Toshari Lodge. It has a beautiful garden where many native birds usually fly above, thus you are guaranteed enjoyable sightings of these birds. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with wooden furniture, a mosquito net, and a private bathroom. This lodge has one outdoor pool where guests can relax and have fun. You will get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning and local cuisines for other meals. The bar located on-site is a plus. The management here usually organizes game drives, especially to Etosha National Park.


Green Hotels

• Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel. This hotel is located in Klein in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include an outdoor pool, a spa, a restaurant, and ample parking. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with, a desk, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. The lounge areas found here are exquisite where you can even enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding landscape. There are several high-class restaurants and a beauty treatment center within this property. Various points of interest near this facility include the Hosea Kutako International Airport which is a thirty-minute drive from this hotel, the Independence Museum, the Avis Dam Nature Reserve, and the National Botanical Gardens.

• Hilton Windhoek. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include a private garden, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, and three bars on site. The rooms here are relatively large and are fitted with air conditioners, a minibar, and a work area. Guests here will be getting a free newspaper every day that they stay here. There are very high-class restaurants on-site here including Ekipa Restaurant, where you will be entertained by shows on the cooking of local delicacies. The other restaurant here is the D'Vine Restaurant where you will get to enjoy a wide selection of wines. Points of interest close to this hotel include the National Botanical Gardens, which is just a few minutes' walk from this hotel.

• Hotel A la Mer. This hotel is located in Swakopmund. There is a bar on-site at this restaurant with a free internet connection and ample parking here is a plus. The rooms here are very spacious and are fitted with a seating area, a private bathroom, and a balcony. The management here has arranged for an area where guests can store their luggage while here at this hotel. The point of interest close to this airport is the Walvis Bay Airport which is located 36 kilometers from the property.

• Etosha Village. This hotel is located close to the Anderson gate which is the entrance point to Etosha National Park. This hotel has a restaurant, a curio shop, and two swimming pools on site. The rooms here are fairly comfortable as they are fitted with air conditioners and private bathrooms. There is a patio where guests get to relax and enjoy this adequate seating area. There is a buffet offered here where guests can enjoy walking tours here. The management here also organizes scenic drives and stargazing sessions.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Chameleon Backpackers. It is located along Voight Street in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Guests here will get to enjoy free internet connection, power points, and electronic safes in some rooms. The rooms are also fitted with an outdoor shower, air conditioning, tea-making facilities, and a balcony. You will also get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast. There is also a bar on-site, a TV room, and an outdoor pool. The check-in time at this hotel is usually 2 pm while the check-out time is 10 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +264 61 244 347.

• Capbon Guesthouse. This guest house is located 5 minutes from Windhoek. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include an outdoor swimming pool, air conditioning, and barbeque facilities. The rooms are fitted with a seating area, a TV room, a safe, and a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast is usually offered here at an extra charge. There are several restaurants within the vicinity with the Zoo Park being just five minutes away by car. Eros Airport is located 8 kilometers away from this facility while the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport is located 45 kilometers away.

• Tourmaline Guest House. It is located just a few meters from the Eros shopping center in Windhoek. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, barbeque facilities, and ample parking. The rooms here have a patio, air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a personal bathroom. Guests will be able to enjoy continental breakfast here. Points of interest from this guest house include the National Theatre of Namibia which is located 2.5 kilometers from this property while the Eros Airport is located 7 kilometers away.


Apartments

• Be-Still Accommodation. It is located in Swakopmund. Guests here will be able to enjoy a free internet connection and free ample parking at the property. This apartment has an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe, a fully equipped kitchen, a personal bathroom, and a shared lounge. The management here also offers bicycle rental services. You can also engage in hiking, fishing, and cycling expeditions. This apartment also offers shuttle services at an extra charge. The point of interest from this apartment is the Walvis Bay Airport which is located 36 kilometers from this apartment.

• Lagoon Chalets. This apartment is situated in Walvis Bay. There is a bar and a restaurant on-site here. Guests here will get to enjoy a free internet connection, a barbeque, and a children's' playground. Points of interest close to this property include the Shoprite Walvis Bay, Spar Food Store, and the TOPS bottle store. Walvis Bay Airport is located 15 kilometers from this property.

• Platz Am Meer. It is located in Swakopmund, about 1.6 kilometers from Woermann Brock Vineta Shopping Centre. Guests here will get to enjoy a patio, a TV with satellite channels, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, and a personal bathroom. Points of interest near this property include the Ocean View Shopping Centre is 1.8 kilometers from this property and the Walvis Bay Airport which is located 39 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

Many hosts here will be more than happy to host you when you come to Namibia. They do understand that tourists usually contribute a lot to the local economy thus there are many websites where you can get in touch with the locals here who will be willing to host you. You can connect with the most suitable host make arrangements on how you are going to meet. This will allow you to experience the culture here at a more personal level.


Camping

• Urban Camp. It is located 3 kilometers from Windhoek. Amenities that you will get to enjoy at this camp include a bar, an outdoor pool, free internet connection, ample parking, and a beautiful garden with a barbeque. It is located several meters from Joe's Beer house. Each tent here is located next to a patio. There is a mini-market next to this property. It is located approximately 2.5 kilometers from the Windhoek Train Station.

• Mukolo Camp. It is situated in Kongola where it is approximately 13 kilometers away from the Namusha Heritage Center. The tents here are fitted with a fully equipped kitchenette with the free internet connection in the entire property being a plus. Free ample parking is available here. Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast and dinner here at an extra charge. There is a bar on site. Points of interest located near this campsite include the Kwando River Viewpoint which is located 13 km from this campsite.

• Palmwag Campsite. Campers here will be able to eat at the restaurant here on this property. You will also be able to have fun at the outdoor swimming pool located here with the bar on site being a plus. The tents here are fitted with a barbecue and personal washrooms.


Regions

There are four regions in Namibia which are:

o Khomas

o Hardap

o Otjozondjupa

o Erongo


Cities

• Windhoek. It is the capital of Namibia. Here, you will be able to find the Heroes' Acre war memorial which was constructed in remembrance of the independence struggle of Namibia in 1990. You will also be able to see the Alte Feste of the 1890s which preserves historical artifacts.

• Swakopmund. It is one of the coastal cities of Namibia. It was established by the Germans in 1892 during the colonial era. Here, you will be able to historical landmarks such as the Swakopmund Lighthouse. You will also be able to find the Swakopmund Museum here, which preserves and displays documents containing the history of Namibia.

• Walvis Bay. It is one of the port towns in Namibia. Here, you will be able to see many sea vessels such as boats and ships. This town is also home to many bird species such as pelicans, Damara terns, and flamingos. Both whale and dolphin sightings have been witnessed here. Towards the east of the bay, you will be able to find the border point between this bay and the Namib Desert.

• Otjiwarongo. This city is located in Otjozondjupa Region in Namibia and is the capital of this region. It is situated close to the TransNamib railway.

Other cities here in Namibia are

o Henties Bay

o Omaruru

o Okahandja

o Grootfontein

o Mariental

o Outjo

o Kunene

o Gobabis

o Omaheke

o Tsumeb

o Oshikoto

o Keetmanshoop

o Karas


Getting There and Moving Around

The roads in Namibia are considered as being one of the best in Africa. The roads here are constructed and maintained in adherence to international standards. Namibia has a total of 48,875.27 kilometers of road. They are usually managed by the Roads Authority of Namibia. Most of the roads here in Namibia are not tarred as there is a low volume of traffic.


Air

• Hosea Kutako International Airport. This is the main civilian international airport in the country and is located in the capital, Windhoek. It is located towards the east of the city, approximately 45 kilometers from the CBD. It was constructed in 1965 and was initially named J.G. Strijdom Airport. It was later renamed in 1990 as a commemoration of the Namibian national hero, Hosea Kutako.

• Walvis Bay International Airport. This airport serves Walvis Bay which is a town in the Erongo Region of Namibia. It is located to the east of this town, approximately 15 kilometers from the CBD. Airlines that usually land here include Airlink, Air Namibia, and FlyWestair.

• Eros Airport. This airport is located in the capital of Namibia, Windhoek. It is situated in the Khomas region, approximately 5 kilometers from the CBD. It is a secondary hub for Air Namibia.


Bus

There are no buses ferrying passengers within the street of Windhoek. Passengers alternatively use taxis to move around. However, coaches are available for those traveling towards other towns and cities in the country. The Intercape Mainliner is the main bus company offering transport services within Namibia and even in other Southern countries in Africa. The prices offered here are usually very reasonable.


Train

There exists a 2,687-kilometer railway line in Namibia.it is usually operated by the TransNamib railway company. There are talks to connect the railway line from Windhoek to cities in neighboring countries with that one from Windhoek to border towns in South Africa having been already completed.


Hitchhiking

You will be able to hitch a ride while you are here in Namibia when you motion with your hand and you might be lucky to find a motorist en route to your destination. The temperatures here in Namibia can surely rise and motorists do understand that thus most of them will be happy to give you a ride. Some will even offer you bottled water as they do understand the heat here is sometimes unbearable. You will get a chance to chat with these drivers as you head towards your location.


Others

• Walvis Bay. In this town, you will find a port where a boat or a ship can safely dock. It is a natural harbor with the depth of the water being favorable for even large ships. It is the only natural harbor in Namibia and is protected by the Pelican Point sand spit. You can easily access the country from the sea through this port.

• Lüderitz. This is also a harbor town here in Namibia where sea vessels can dock. You can then proceed inland from here.


Sustainable Shopping

• Fashion Futures. This organization has been pushing to be heard all across Windhoek and the country at large. It has continued to gain prominence all through the country. After its commissioning in 2014, this NGO has continued to grow and has been hosting fashion galas in a bid to sensitize designers on the importance of embracing zero wastage materials in designing their clothes.


Recycling

Both the national and local governments here work together to curb waste accumulation in the cities and towns in Namibia. They have been working with the management of hotels across the country to try and sensitize the guests who stay in their establishments on the importance of disposing of waste properly. This will ease the process of recycling as recycling companies will have reduced the time of sorting waste as many people usually adhere to this calling of proper waste disposal.


Waste

Namibia is usually sensitive when it comes to matters waste. Due to episodes of water shortages often experienced in the country, governments usually come in to reduce the number of waste generated to reduce the risk of a disease outbreak brought about by waste accumulation. Locals here have also made an effort to try and dispose of waste appropriately to reduce this risk.


Work and Study Abroad

Namibia continues to show promise of growth and this potential has been noticed by investors and expatriates at large. Many are swarming into the country every year, especially to the capital Windhoek, where they continuously pump resources to set up business opportunities here in the country.

The United Nations has also set up offices in the country. These offices include:

o International University of Management (IUM)

o International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

o International Labor Organization (ILO)

o International Organization for Migration (IOM)

o United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

o United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

o United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

o United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. (UNESCO)


Exchange Student

Many foreign students are coming into the country to enroll in the institutions of higher learning here to pursue their studies. A larger population of local students usually flock to these universities here where they can further their studies and acquire skills that will make them more outstanding in the job market.

The universities available here in Namibia are:

o Namibia University of Science and Technology located in Windhoek

o University of Namibia (UNAM) located in Windhoek


Au Pair

Many organizations are offering AU pair services here in Namibia. Most of the locals here have the tendency of welcoming younger relatives or fellow locals into their homes for nanny jobs but this should not discourage you from applying as there are several employers here who will be more than willing to take you in. most of the websites here in Namibia are usually filled with people seeking nanny jobs in the European countries. You can undertake training in specific organizations here where you will get to acquire skills that will make you fit for these jobs here in Namibia.


Volunteering

The United Nations has continued to send volunteers to different volunteering initiatives in Namibia. You can be part of this volunteering group whether you are skilled or not. Many of the volunteers usually deployed by the UN are nurses, doctors, teachers, and administrative workers. The education sector here in Namibia is facing a shortage of teachers thus volunteers will go a long way in making this dream of giving education to the children in Namibia a reality.


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