What to See and Do
Namibia Travel Health and Safety
Generally considered one of Africa's safest holiday destinations, there are no compulsory vaccinations for a visit to Namibia though a yellow fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas except for infants under 1 year.
Those planning an extended stay in Namibia's rural areas should consult a medical practitioner about the following immunisations: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningitis, polio, TB, tetanus, typhoid and rabies.
Of great importance however is malaria which is generally a greater risk during the summer rainy season from November to May in the northern regions and throughout the year in the Caprivi and Kunene areas. You are strongly advised to consult your doctor and take a course of malaria prophylaxis.
Crime is not a particularly big issue in Namibia though some of the major towns have recently seen an increase in petty thefts and muggings. Use your common sense by not displaying valuables and avoiding walking alone in deserted urban areas and at night.
Self-drivers should be aware that theft from campsites, particularly those in or near urban areas, is a problem.
Safety in wilderness areas is perhaps more of an issue - always heed the advice of your guide and lodge staff and stick to camp rules.
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