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Is Namibia safe?

Is Namibia safe? Our destination experts are often asked this question. Here is the good news: Namibia is one of the safest destinations for Africa vacations. Here are some general safety measures to follow in Namibia to ensure that your vacation is completely stress-free.

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Safety Tips for Namibia Travel

Avoid walking at night

In Windhoek and Swakopmund, avoid walking through deserted streets and neighborhoods after dark. Ask your hotel or restaurant staff to arrange a taxi for you.

Taxi and carpooling?

If you are traveling by taxi, insist that no other passengers get on board. This goes both ways: don’t get into a taxi that already has passengers. Although carpooling is common in Namibia, it is better for tourists to avoid this.

Don’t drink water from the tap

During Namibia travels, strictly avoid drinking water from the taps, even if this is chlorinated and generally deemed safe. While ordering cool drinks, avoid ice cubes as it is difficult to gauge the source of the water used in such cubes.

Self-drive and Namibia travel

If you are planning on driving through Namibia yourself, exercise caution. Many roads in Namibia are in poor condition and there are risks of an accident. Drive carefully and slowly through the country and break your journey only at busy rest stops. Don’t leave your valuables unattended in your parked vehicle. In fact, it is better to avoid leaving your vehicle unattended. Always keep the doors locked, even when you are on the move.

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Is Namibia Safe? Top Safety and Security Tips for Namibia travel

With us, you are in safe hands – your comfort and safety is our top priority. If you have any questions about safe Namibia travel, our destination experts are happy to advise you. During your Namibia trip, your local guide can help you with anything you need, and your personal Trip Coordinator is available for you around the clock, throughout your journey.

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