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SAFARI HUNT IN NAMIBIA ALL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

All the practical information given here will help you to make the most of your safari hunt. First all all, you need to know that Namibia is a peaceful African country. Its geopolitical situation is exceptional.

You will find information on the country, its climate, its politics, the different languages spoken, as well as how the population is made up, its economy… but also health information: the vaccines to be done before leaving, the health care in the country… and lastly some extra information on the telephone codes, the plugs used, the currency, the time difference and different flights to the capital. All the practical information you need to prepare for your safari- hunt in Namibia can be found on this page.

CAPITAL CITY
Windhoek
SURFACE AREA
824.116 Km2 (one and a half times France)
THE HUNTING SEASON
In Namibia, the hunt is open every year from the 1st February to the 30th November.
Babi-Babi hunting safari Namibia Windhoek - EN
Panoramic view of Windhoek
CLIMATE
Namibia, formerly South West Africa, has a subtropical, desert climate along the coast and in the south, while the inland regions of the north-central and the north-east have an arid climate, but with a rainy season from November to March. The least amount of rainfall occurs in August where the average is 1.8 mm. However, in February, rainfall reaches its peak, with an average of 50.2 mm. In December, the average temperature is 25.3°C. December is therefore the hottest month of the year. July is the coldest month of the year. The average temperature is 13°C at this period. (Data for Gobabis, nearest town to Babi-Babi).
Babi-Babi hunting safari Namibia Climate - EN
Climate graph
POLITICS
  • Parliamentary Democracy (Independence: March 21st, 1990)
  • President: Hage Geingob
LANGUAGES
  • Official language: English
  • Widespread Namibian dialects: Bantu and Khoisan
  • Languages prevalent among the white population: German and Afrikaans
POPULATION
  • 2.584.970 inhabitants (2018)
  • Density: 2.85 persons / km² (2018). One of the lowest in the world.
  • 11 ethnic groups
  • Religions: Christians (85% of which 50% Lutherans), animists (15%)
Babi-Babi hunting safari Namibia Himba - EN
The Himbas are one of the oldest ethnic groups in Namibia.
ECONOMY
  • GDP per capita: $4.415 (2016)
  • Growth rate: 5.3% on average in 2015
  • Unemployment rate: 29.6% of the active population in 2014
  • Inflation rate: 3.4% in 2015, and 5.2% expected in 2016 (IMF)
  • Poverty: 34.9% of the population lives on less than $1 a day, and 55.8% on less than $2 a day
  • Composition of GDP: 6.2% agriculture, 30% industry (of which 20% mining), 63.8% services (of which 18.2% for tourism)
  • Composition des emplois : agriculture 47 %, industrie 20 %, services 33 % (dont 18.2 % pour le tourisme)
  • Origin of imports: 85% South Africa, 10% Germany
  • Destination of exports: South Africa and Great Britain, Spain, Japan, Germany
  • Main goods exported: diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, meat, fish, karakul wool
Babi-Babi hunting safari Namibia Lüderitz - EN
Lüderitz is a village located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert, a leading tourist destination of the country.

HEALTH

VACCINES
All practical information is of interest when preparing your safari hunt in Namibia. Health is an important issue. You should know that Namibia enjoys generally satisfactory sanitary conditions. Thanks to its dry climate for most of the year, none of the frequent diseases in Africa are rife there. So, there are no vaccines deemed absolutely necessary in Namibia. If your universal vaccines are up to date (diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis A), you will not have a problem. Other vaccines may be advised (typhoid, rabies, meningococcal meningitis), but nothing is compulsory; everything depends mainly on your personal medical history, how long you are staying and if you are travelling with children.
HEALTHCARE
Namibia is quite well equipped in terms of healthcare. There are many medical facilities, especially in the big cities and particularly in Windhoek. Doctors are well-trained and competent. There is even a pharmacy on-call system in much of the country.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Telephone codes France > Namibia: 00 + 264 + correspondent’s number
  • Telephone codes Namibia > France: 00 + 33 + correspondent’s number (without the initial 0)
  • Electricity: 220 volts – Bring an adapter
  • Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD)
  • Time difference: same time zone as Paris during summer time (no change in winter time in Namibia)
  • Flight time via Johannesburg: around 14 hours
  • Flight time via Frankfurt: around 10 hours
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