Namibia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Namibia

Namibia summary

Namibia is a big country with around 2M Namibian. Official language is English. Namibia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Namibia is Namibia Dollar (NAD).

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ATMs in Namibia are Common. Internet speed in Namibia is on average 2.0 Mbps. In Namibia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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🗣️ Afrikaans English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M ☀️ ~20 °C 🌧 ~22 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 826k km2 (319k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Namibia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type M.

Languages 🗣️

  • Afrikaans
  • English


Currency 💱

1 NAD = 0.06 USD

Namibia uses the Namibian dollar (symbol: $), code NAD.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 dollars and 50, 10 and 5 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Namibia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Namibia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Namibia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

191, 18555

Ambulance :


Fire department :

192, 0302 772 446

Calling ☎️


To call Namibia, dial +, then 264 (the country code for Namibia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Namibia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 61 .

international: + 264 61 1234567
calling local: 061 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Namibia is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Namibia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 185.01 NAD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: MTC or Telecom Namibia (TN mobile).


Rules 🚗

In Namibia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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