Compass Travel & Covid 19 News
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.
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.
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.
Find out about two new developments in the hotel industry in Swakopmund. The “Delight Hotel”, Gondwanas new hotel and "Strand Hotel Swakopmund" at the iconic Swakopmund ‘Mole’’.
The secret jewel on the Okavango in the Zambezi region
The lodge offers 3 comfortable self-catering Bungalows and 6 shady camp sites, all with electrical connection, washing basin, rustic outside shower and grill-area. A hanging bridge leads to a small island, which offers a special ‘jungle bar’.