Most guests do have questions before their departure to Namibia: what do I have to carry with me, how is the climate, are there any special tipps for parents travelling with youngster?! On the following pages you will find some helpful information about the most common questions we receive. Please do not hesitate to contact us via mail, if there is anything else you need details about or assistance with.
Please check your passports timely. All visitors from abroad must be in possession of a passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after end of journey and there must be at least four blank pages in the passport. Passports for children must have a photo when the child is three years or older.
• passport mandatory! No entry with personal ID!
• validation at least six months after end of journey
• passport must have at least two blank pages left
Citizens from many countries may enter Namiba without a visa for a period of less than 90 days per year per tourist visa for tourist purpose only. The Visitors Entry Permit – a stamp with departure date and badge in the passport) will be granted on arrival at all official border posts upon presentation of a return ticket. In general, the permit is limited to the travel period that results from the flight ticket.
For tourist from nations listed below, no special visa is required (source: Embassy of the Republic of Namibia, Berlin): Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Macau, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, New Zeeland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
All minors travelling through Namibia, Botswana and/or South Africa borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate. (please see above).
Please take care that all documents are readable, neat and orderly without bends or cracks. Credentials do not need to be certified through a Notary. Certifications through a munipical community is sufficient.
Minors younger than 18 years traveling to namibia must have an unabridged birth certificate. In addition, when traveling:
A. With an adult who is not their biological parent: an affidavit from their parents giving consent for the minor to travel with the adult is required.
B. With an adult other than a parent/legal guardian: copies of their legal guardians/parents‘ passports or documents of identity are required. Contact details of the parents/legal guardians should also be provided.
C. With a parent: an affidavit from the other parent giving consent for the minor to travel is required. A death certificate should be provided if one parent is deceased.
D. Unaccompanied: an affidavit from their parents/legal guardians consenting their travel, a letter containing the contact details and residential information of the person who will receive the minor passenger, a copy of the identity document, valid passport or permanent residence permit of the person who will receive the minor passenger, and thecontact details of the minor‘s parents/legal guardians are required.
The monetary unit is the Namibia Dollar (NAD). It is linked to the South African Rand. You are only allowed to take up to N$ 500 cash into the country. There is no limit on foreign currencies. With your ATM card you can withdraw Namibian dollars at all ATMs, provided your card has the Maestro function. International credit cards can be used in most of the hotels and shops. Please refer to your bank before departure to ensure your credit card is set free to use in Africa.
At Kambaku, you can pay with Euro, US$ or with Namibian dollars (N$). We also accept Visa and Eurocard credit cards. Please note that the exchange rate for foreign currencies at Kambaku is 4 % higher than the rate of your credit card company.
If you book an airport transfers with us, a driver will welcome you with a name board in the arrival hall of Hosea Kutako Int. Airport in Windhoek.
The drive to Kambaku takes about 4 hours (approx. 380 km).
If you are on self-drive tour, you will find directions here Directions.
Weather at KAMBAKU
It is always good to know what temperatures await you at your destination. You will find the current weather conditions per click on the temperature button at the right side of your browser windowhttps://www.kambaku.com/typo3/record/edit?token=c6dac5b0b009d5efb3e74806cc4c174a86414591&edit%5Btt_content%5D%5B840%5D=edit&returnUrl=%2Ftypo3%2Fmodule%2Fweb%2Flist%3Ftoken%3D0cb070d1664f271e3a88a4c65a92931a839c373a%26id%3D70%26table%3D%26pointer%3D1#.
For information about the weather conditions and climate at KAMBAKU throughout the year please refer to the page KAMBAKU's plantlife.
Weather in Namibia in general
Namibia is a big country with different climate zones. In general, a distinction is made between summer and winter months. Summer lasts from October to April. During this time, there are generally high daytime temperatures (approx. 30 to 35° C) in central and northern Namibia as well as in the Caprivi. Every now and then, heavy rain with thunderstorms may occur. Rainy days are less often in southern Namibia compared to the north (Zambezi region is also known as wetlands paradise). Here, the temperatures can rise to 40°C, in the Namib Desert even higher during the day.
Winter (May to September) is a dry season with average temperatures between 15 and 25°C (even higher in the Caprivi) and no rain at all. On the coast and in the central highlands you often face strong winds. Especially in the desert it can get very cold at night (0 to 5° C). Temperatures are more moderate in the north and in the Zambezi area. Even in Swakopmund (coastal climate) it is often still pleasantly warm.
Vaccinations are not compulsory. Do ensure that your polio and tetanus protection is up to date. Malaria prophylaxis is advisable for the north of Namibia during the summer months, e.g. in the Zambezi, Kawango and Kunene region. If you are staying inland, like at KAMBAKU, no malaria prophylaxis is necessary. Your family doctor will give you up to date information.
We recommend a medical vaccination consultation at least six months prior to departure.
KAMBAKU is malaria free! Almost all of the malaria diseases officially recorded in the greater Otjiwarongo area are based on infections, people got in the subtropical areas of the Caprivi Strip. Since symptoms do not appear immediately, sick people seek medical attention during the return journey, which mostly runs over the Etosha to Windhoek.
At KAMBAKU, you will find quite a lot of things for free use.
PERSONAL CARE / HYGIENE
◇ shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap
◇ shower cap, amenity kit, tissue box, hair dryer
◇ bath towels, bathrobe
◇ bigger towels at the swimming pool
◇ laundry bag for use onsite
GENERAL ROOM COMFORT
◇ mosquito nets surrounding the bed and repellent spray for body and room
◇ scented room spray
◇ sewing kit and shoe shine cloth
◇ safe for your valuables
◇ emergency signal
◇ stationery and (stamped) postcards
◇ wool blankets and hot water bottle (during winter)
Further features can be found in the description of our rooms and tents.
◇ power/mains adapter plus in the room
◇ binoculars for activities in wildlife reserve
◇ hiking maps
◇ board and card games as well as books in the lodge
◇ balls and equipment for volleyball, table tennis, archery etc.
◇ baby monitors on request
◇ infant seats for airport transfers on request
◇ Nanny-Service by prior arrangement (subject to a fee)