Compass Travel Namibia

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Compass Travel & Covid 19 News 

Covid-19 Travel Requirements for Namibia

 Requirements for Tourists to enter Namibia (valid until 15th Oct  2021)

  • Upon boarding your flight overseas for Namibia make sure you have a Travel Insurance! Vaccination or PCR Tests need to be printed on paper and written in english. These requirements will be checked by the airline.
  • For Namibia present a negative Covid-19 PCR Test( NO AntiGen Test allowed) which may not be older than 7 days (from the date the sample has been taken);  SA only PCR Tests with a validity of max 72h! Botswana & Zimbabwe, PCR Test not oplder than 48 STD; When travelling by car from Namibia to SA, a Rapid test to enter South Africa can be taken at the Noordoewer Border.
  • In Namibia Face Masks must be worn at all public places (exept when eating)
  • A Health Questionnaire (download at namibiatourism.com.na must be filled in & handed in on arrival.
  • Tourists can proceed on their tour -  for returning to the country of residence different rules apply to different countries. Windhoek is well equipped to do PCR & AntiGen Tests for your return journey (even with quick (3-24 hours) results if necessary)
  • Positiv Covid-19 tested Tourists are not allowed into Namibia (only if returning citizens/residents are positiv, they can go into Quarantine in Namibia) 
  • 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.
  • These Rules are subject to changes depending on Covid 19 cases in the country 

Rain in the Namib Desert

Rain in the desert

Over the month of January, 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.

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Visiting traditional inhabitants of Namibia

Tourists to Namibia have the best opportunity to meet local inhabitants, by visiting one of the five ‘Living Museums’ of Namibia. A Living Museum is an authentic way of presenting traditional customs and their unique (but vanishing) way of life.

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TOSCO

The TOSCO Trust is a non-profit umbrella organization for all responsible tourism companies, guides and travelers who support conservation in Namibia. Compass Travel Namibia has been a member of TOSCO (Tourism Supporting Conservation) since its inception in 2012. 

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Himba Culture in the North

The Ovahimba Living Museum  is situated  40 km north of Opuwo. Here the traditional culture of the Ovahimba can be experienced close up. Several activities are offered, for example a guided tour through the village, a bush walk, body painting etc.

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Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

The Weinberg Boutique Hotel situated in the upmarket area of Klein Windhoek is a brand-new hotel in Windhoek. “Der Weinberg” has a history of being one of the finest and most noble restaurants in Windhoek. However, this superb restaurant closed its doors a few years ago. Since then the property has been further developed until the opening of this noble Boutique Hotel.

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Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge combines complete isolation with architectural finesse. The Lodge finds itself along the Skeleton Coast, which justifies its name by the numerous ship skeletons found along its coast line. The design of the eight bungalows reflects the numerous stranded wrecks. These are arranged around a centrally situated restaurant including a lounge area. 

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News on Lodges, hotels and guesthouses in Namibia

Many establishments in Namibia have renovated, upgraded or extended their properties to facilitate the increasing influx of tourists. Traditionally the 'High season months'of August to End of Nov are quite fully booked already for the 2018 season and early reservations for safaris are recommended for the year 2019!

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From the airport straight to the farm

After arrival in Windhoek, stay the first night in the bush, instead of a hotel in the city.  The farm Voigtland, situated near the  Hosea Kutako  Airport, is the ideal place  to acclimatise after a long flight

 

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