We had a beautiful and eventful trip through Namibia's Zambezi region; Especially the 4x4 drive to / from the Chobe flood plains on the Namibian side to Chobe Water Villas was adventurous, a little straineous, but very worthwhile. Every other Lodge en route had its own character and it was exciting again and again for everyone; To celebrate New Years eve at Nambwa Tented Lodge, in nature, surrounded by African game, will be unforgettable. We will forever remember this trip in Corona times and hope that the pandemic situation improves soon, so that we can plan our next Namibia trip soonest.
Katja, Mark & Familie
Germany Dec 2020 / Jan 2021
Fully vaccinated (2x) travellers do not need to present a PCR Test any more, they must however produce a valid vaccination card (or electronic Code); If travellers are not vaccinated they need to show a 72-hour PCR Test upon entry ( which also needs to be uploaded on the Trusted Travel Portal);
Proof of vaccination and/or PCR Test must be registered on the ‘Trusted Travel Platform here: https://trustedtravel.panabios.org
Mask wearing in public is no longer mandatory (but recommended indoors or at gatherings)
PCR Tests also need to be from a registered laboratory, printed on paper and written in english. Upon boarding your flight overseas for Namibia make sure you have a Travel Insurance! These requirements will be checked by the airline
NO AntiGen Tests are allowed for entry into Namibia; South Africa has done away with all requirements ( i.e. PCR Tests or vaccinations do not have to be shown) Botswana requires (2x) vaccinations for entry & for Zimbabwe a PCR Test not older than 48 h!
For returning to the country of residence different rules apply to different countries in the world. Windhoek is well equipped to do PCR & AntiGenTests for your return journey (even with quick (3-24 hours) results if necessary); There is also a Test Centre at Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport with a turn-around time of 2-3 hours.
Entry is allowed through all Airports, the Ariamsvlei & Noordoewer (SA) Borderpost as well as Ngoma (Chobe/Bots), Buitepos/Mamuno (towards Transkalahari/Botswana) and Katima/Wenela (Zambia) borderpost & the Oranjemund/Alexanderbay Borderpost
These Rules are subject to changes depending on Covid 19 cases in the country (currently extremely low incidences )
Over the month of February, Namibia has seen incredible rainfall to replenish the parched environment of many years of draught. This resulted in the immediate transformation of landscapes into lush, green expanses and most of our otherwise dry rivers were flowing for days on end.Read more ...