This week I don’t have a story to tell or a collage of beautiful photos. Instead, I have made a compilation of important information and numbers to keep at hand when traveling Namibia.

Mobile phones run on the GSM network, using the same frequency as Europe and the rest of Africa. Most hotels and lodges have internet access but in some remote areas the internet is slower than what you are used to. To spare yourself the frustration, take the chance to go on a technology detox, and pack away that Smartphone and laptop till your back home.

Important telephone numbers

  • Namibia Police Emergency: +264 (61) 10111
  • Windhoek City Police – Crime Prevention (24 hrs): +264 (61) 290 2239 / 290 2018
  • City Police – Fire Brigade (ambulance, accidents and injuries): +264 (61) 211 111
  • City Police – Traffic Division: +264 (61) 10111
  • Crime Stoppers – (anonymous information to police): +264 (61) 254 299
  • Aeromed +264 (61)249 777 / 230 505
  • MedRescue + 264 (61) 230 505/6/7

Hospitals

  • Medi-Clinic Windhoek +264 (61) 222 687
  • Windhoek Central Hospital +264 (61) 203 9111
  • Roman Catholic Hospital +264 (610 237 237
  • Rhino Park Private Hospital (day hospital only-no casualties) +264 9610 225 434

Breakdown Services

  • Breakdown Services + 264 (61) 230 823 / 240 733
  • Town Tow-in Services + 264 (61) 210 779
  • Road Guard Emergency + 264 (61) 210 780

We are in no way affiliated with any of these companies, and this should only be considered as an information piece.

Car Hire Namibia

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Caprivi car hire

www.savannacarhire.com.na/

Savanna car hire

For a complete list of emergency telephone numbers around the country, please click here.

When traveling by car from Zambia, Botswana, South-Africa or Angola, here is a list of border entry posts.

Image source - http://www.map-of-namibia.com/borderpost-maps.html

Image source – http://www.map-of-namibia.com/borderpost-maps.html

National Parks Namibia information

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Cost of entry at National Parks in Namibia (N$ per day day)

  • Ai-Ais Game Park
  • Etosha National Park
  • Namib-naukluft Park – Sesriem entrance
  • Waterberg Plateau Park
  • Skeleton Coast Park

Children under the age of 16 – no charge

Adults:
Foreign N$80-00
SADC – N$60-00
Namibian – N$30-00

Vehicles:
10 seats or less N$10-00
11-25 seats N$40-00
26-50 seats – N$300
51 plus – N$500-00

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All other parks where usage fees are charged:

  • Caprivi Game Park
  • Khaudom Game Park
  • Mahango Game Park
  • Mamili National Park
  • Mudumu National Park
  • Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Naute Recreation Resort

Children under the age of 16 – no charge

Adults:
Foreign N$40-00
SADC – N$30-00
Namibian – N$10-00

Vehicles:
10 seats or less N$10-00
11-25 seats – N$40-00
26-50 seats – N$300-00
51 plus – N$500-00

Please remember when you take photos within the parks and the country, to turn off the Geotag function. This way, when shared on social media, the location of the animals cannot be tracked.

To read our previous blog posts with a whole lot more travel tips, click here for part 1 or for part 2 click here.

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