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    Climate and Rainfall

    by mvtouring Updated Apr 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: An idyllic subtropical climate prevails almost throughout the year. It makes Walvis Bay an attractive option for entrepreneurs, residents and tourist alike. The Cold Benguella Current ensures a temperature climate with temperatures varying between 10 and 25 degrees centigrade. I found the water a bit cold for swimming. Relative humidity is approximately 80% and rainfall is less than 20mm per annum. During summer, when temperatures in the interior of Namibia become extreme, Walvis Bay becomes a cool haven for those seeking refuge against inland heat as the weather remains moderate.
    An interesting feature on the coast and stretching up to 40km inland is the fog. This a regular feature of the central Namib throughout the year, often providing the only source of moisture for a variety of endemic invertebrates, reptiles and several short-lived perennial plant species.

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    Special Place

    by SanguiniA Written Aug 10, 2006

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    Dolphin

    Favorite thing: Living on a tiny island, whenever I am near the sea I just feel at home. So much more after spending some time in the desert in a huge, never-ending country :-) What is amazing here is the fact that ancient desert meets ocean ... and there is so much wildlife to be seen!

    Fondest memory: Definitely the dolphin cruise where I got so near to dolphins, cape fur seals, pelicans, other seabirds and even a penguin .... not to mention the oysters and sparkling wine on the boat :-)

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    Namibian Dollar

    by MikeAtSea Written Jun 25, 2006

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    Namibian Dollar

    Favorite thing: Namibia has got its own currency - the Namibian Dollar. The currency is en-par with the South African Rand, which is also accepted everywhere in the country.
    Be reminded that if you do get your hands on local currency, try and spend it in the country, since you will battle to exchange it back into anything else later; even in South Africa!!

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    The houses

    by Gili_S Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: While walking by the beach you can see the very beautiful houses that some of the rich ones live here, there are different style, from European to Caribbean.

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    Money Matters

    by MikeAtSea Updated Jun 25, 2006

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    Bank Windhoek

    Favorite thing: Namibia has got an extensive network of banks. If you leave the main regions make sure that you have some cash on you, since towns and cities are sometimes hundreds of kilometers apart!

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    The saltworks.

    by Jimmytravel Written Oct 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You bring the tequila and the lemon, I'll take care of the salt... Check out the saltpans a couple of kilometres south of Walvis Bay.

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    The saltworks.

    by Jimmytravel Written Oct 20, 2002

    Favorite thing: You bring the tequila and the lemon, I'll take care of the salt... Check out the saltpans a couple of kilometres south of Walvis Bay.

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