Population:   2.3 million people 

Capital:  Windhoek 

Climate: Varied depending on location. North in the Namib Desert it is very dry and can be hot during the day. Chilly at night. The coast benefits from cool breezes. Inland expect. 

Summer rainy season:  November – April 

Super hot:  January and February. At night it is usually cool. 

Winter season:  June – October – warm days but cold nights. 

Language:  English, German, Afrikaans 

Currency:  Namibia Dollar (N$), South African Rand is also acceptable. In safari camps, however, the U.S. dollar is the currency. 

Passport, visa and entry info:  A valid passport with two blank pages is required to enter Kenya. U.S. citizens are required to have a Visa. You can apply for it ahead of time online or get it at your port of entry. $51.00 

Vaccination required: Yellow Fever 

Tipping:  On safari, it’s customary to tip your guide $15-$25 USD per person per day in cash. You should also consider $5 – $10 per person per day for the rest of the staff in cash. Usually, a camp will have a locked box you can put the staff’s tip.

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