Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 6 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
A visa is required from all visitors except nationals of countries with which Namibia has the necessary visa abolition agreement. Tourists are welcome to remain in the country for a period of 90 days. Bearers of U.S. passports who plan to visit Namibia for tourism for less than 90 days can obtain visas at the port of entry and do not need visas prior to entering the country. Visitors to or from Namibia via South Africa are encouraged to have six or more empty visa pages in their passport. Visitors who do not have enough blank visa pages in their passport risk being denied entry in South Africa or in Namibia. The U.S. State Department strongly recommends that all minors that will not be traveling with both parents carry a notarized letter of authorization from the non-traveling parent authorizing travel abroad. Letter should include details like dates of travel, children’s names and dates of birth and will be traveling with them. When a parent is deceased, a notarized copy of the death certificate is required.
If you travel to a country at risk (does not include the US) within 6 months before arrival to Namibia, you are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. You may be denied entry if you fail to present it. For more information on Yellow Fever vaccinations, please visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.
"Every hotel /lodging you set up for us was superb and a place we would gladly rebook or advise any of our friends to book. Every driver was courteous and an excellent and safe driver—most notable in this was our Namibia guide who took us through some scary mountain roads and when questioned about his superb safe driving told us that he had actually taught for the army in difficult terrain driving! Every guide was knowledgeable, courteous and unfailingly helpful including inventiveness about how to structure each tour so that I could participate to the maximum despite my disabilities. Every arrangement was reliable and was on time or early. The times we had to check on or change anything were reachable immediately through the phone numbers you gave us. We couldn’t recommend you or any of the services you provided for us more highly. This was much appreciated because I was traveling with a significant handicap due to Parkinsons disease and didn’t want to be a burden or limit the opportunities of my able bodied sister."
"Yet again I find myself compelled to thank Yampu for organising another amazing holiday for me! As a solo female traveller venturing to Africa for the first time I wanted a company I could trust to look after me. That is why I chose Yampu. Having had a great experience with them in Central America it seemed sensible to see if they could help me again. I gave them my brief: Scenery, animals, horse riding suitable for an experienced rider and the chance to visit a wild animal charity . As I had hoped, they delivered on each and every count & gave me the BEST guide I could have ever wished for! From airport taxi pick up to drop off I was looked after impeccably.The accommodation was perfect and the brief about animals could not have been better fulfilled .My guide was an inspiration to be around & her ability to find wild animals was verging on mystic! Her in depth knowledge and obvious passion for all things Namibian was the lynch pin of my holiday and I can't recommend her highly enough. Yampu are genuinely able to fulfill the customised brief you give them as opposed to cobbling together existing packages....They keep in touch throughout the process and I like the way they link in with local operators & guides as opposed to trying to take complete control. I have two regrets ...1.I had to leave Namibia. 2. Yampu doesn't quite cover the whole world (yet)! "