Frequently asked questions

Why should I join a safari in Namibia?
Namibia offers many amazing highlights and your Nature Travel Namibia Safari explores some of the best highlights Namibia has to offer. Your Nature Travel guide will be with you for the full duration of the safari, so you can sit back, relax and be amazed by our beautiful country Namibia!

When is the best time to travel to Namibia?
Enjoying a safari in Namibia is good all year round. Between November and April, the bush is usually green and there are lots of baby animals around. Between May and October, the game watching in Etosha National Park is generally good when animals congregate at the waterholes.

What forms of travel will I be doing on a safari in Namibia?
All travel is done via road (tar and dirt road) and some activities could be in open safari vehicles. If you are visiting the Caprivi, you will also be enjoying boat cruises.

Do you offer a single supplement option?
All our safaris have a single supplement option.

Do you include meals?
All meals are included in most of the safaris, except for dinner in Swakopmund and Windhoek. Please ask your consultant to confirm the full inclusions and exclusions for your specific tour.

Do I need a visa to visit Namibia?
Citizens of some countries need a visa to enter Namibia. Please enquire at the time of booking for up to date information on visa requirements.

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
Most lodges cater for special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking and we will let each lodge know in advance. Should you have a severe food allergy, please carry the necessary medication with you at all times in case this is needed.

Should we bring credit cards and/or cash?
Credit Cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted at most lodges but we advise to bring a small amount of cash should this facility not be working as well as for smaller purchases like drinks, tips etc. Your guide can also assist with arranging a stop at an ATM in the bigger towns should this be necessary. For your safari in Namibia you will need Namibian Dollar (NAD) or South African Rand (ZAR).

What are your group sizes for your group tours?
Our groups have a maximum of 6 travellers to ensure an exclusive safari experience

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?
Yes we can arrange airport pick up and drop off.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join a safari?
Our tours are not strenuous but a basic level of general fitness is needed as some of the days are long and a basic level of fitness can be helpful.

Are your tours appropriate for someone with limited mobility?
We can accommodate clients with limited mobility, please let us know in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

What will be the level of connectivity or WiFi access during the safari?
Most lodges offer Wi-Fi but it cannot be guaranteed as it is not very reliable. A local simcard can be obtained at the airport on arrival. A package with airtime and data can be bought with the simcard. Please note that there are areas in Namibia where there is no phone reception or Wi-Fi.

Can you book accommodation for us prior to the start of the trip/tour/safari?
Yes, we can arrange accommodation as well as day trips/extension as part of your tour.

Do you provide travel and/or medical insurance?
It is compulsory for each client to obtain comprehensive travel insurance for their tour at the time of booking.

Do you ever change the tour leader or itinerary?
We allocate a specialist guide to your safari at the time of booking. We only change guides should something happen at short notice i.e illness or emergency and will let the client know immediately.
Itineraries are normally not changed except if a lodge or reserve is closed for a specific reason (renovations etc). Should this happen, we will contact the client immediately with the updated itinerary.

Will I be able to charge my phone/camera while on safari?
Most lodges have electricity and your consultant will confirm if a lodge does not have electricity. Namibia uses 220/230 volts and power sockets used are Type D / M. For more info and pictures of the different plugs please visit

What should I pack for my safari?
We will send a comprehensive packing list once the tour has been booked but to give you an idea of the general items to bring, see the list below.
General packing:
• Neutral coloured clothing
• Warm jacket for early morning activities
• Sturdy closed walking shoes (trainer type shoes are fine)
• No need for any formal clothing, most dinners are casual and informal
• Binoculars
• Camera
• A small daypack
• A refillable waterbottle
• Suncreen
• Insect Repellant
• Please bring some basic medication for headache, nausea etc with you as well as any prescription medication you might need during your safari.
• All of our guides carry a basic first-aid kit with them but it is best to bring your personal medication with you.
• Please contact your closest travel clinic for information on malaria and other medical information you might need.
• Currently no yellow fever certificate is needed to travel to Namibia except for clients travelling from a country where yellow fever is prevalent.

Visit our Popular Safaris page for more info on trips to this magical destination. Customized tours to Namibia is available to suit your requirements and travel dates.