Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east.
The Namibia Dollar (N$) is fixed to and equals the South African Rand. The South African Rand is also a legal tender in Namibia. Traveller cheques, foreign currency, VISA, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club Credit cards are accepted.
Summer time: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April. Winter time: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.
Partially covered by the Namib, one of the world's driest deserts, Namibia's climate is generally very dry and pleasant. The cold Benguella current keeps the coast cool, damp and free of rain for most of the year. Inland, all the rain falls in summer (November to April). December and January are hot, when daytime temperatures in the interior can exceed 40ºC (104ºF), but nights are usually cool. Winter nights (June, July) can be freezing cold, but days are generally warm and quite nice.
Average daily temperatures:
February: 16°C - 30°C
April: 13°C - 29°C
June: 7°C - 22°C
August: 9°C - 24°C
October: 16°C - 34°C
December: 18°C - 36°C
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Outlets are of the round three-pin type.
While Namibia is a relatively safe and crime-free destination and has a well-trained police force, we advise visitors to take the following precautions: