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    Few people gives large space for wild animals

    by georeiser Written Oct 18, 2009
    Baboons close to Windhoek
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    Fondest memory: Namibia has a population of 1,8 mill people. It's the least densely populated country in the world after Mongolia (2.5 inhabitants per square kilometre).
    Few people gives large space for the wild animals. Baboons were sitting in the roadside ditch from the airport to the Windhoek city.

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    Windhoek

    by Gili_S Written Oct 17, 2009

    Favorite thing: Windhoek is the capital on the young republic of Namibia and it is the largest city in Namibia.
    It is believed to established as settlement back in 1892 (same as my childhood hometown) on the high plains of the Khomas mountains. The city is well over 1000 m above sea level and winters nights can get very cold. Windhoek is a Twin City with my current home city in Vantaa Finland :)

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    Tourist information in Windhoek

    by georeiser Written Oct 9, 2009

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    Tourist information in Windhoek

    Fondest memory: The Windhoek tourism Information provide information and advice on current activities taking place in Namibia. They will also provide information about hotels, guesthouses, safari, transportation, sights, etc. There are two offices, one located in the Post street mall and one in Independence avenue. Open from 730 AM to 7 PM.

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    Street names in Windhoek

    by georeiser Written Oct 9, 2009
    Robert Mugabe avenue
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    Fondest memory: Many of the streets in Windhoek have German names. And some streets have names after head of states in foreign countries, like Oluf Palme street, Robert Mugabe Avenue and Fidel Castro street. Most of the names of from countries with a socialist governance.

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    The main parking area in downtown

    by georeiser Written Oct 8, 2009

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    The main parking area in downtown
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    Fondest memory: The main parking area in front of the Supreme Court on one side and kalahari hotel on the other, functions as the main bus stop, taxi and contains a market. This is the place where the long distance buses departs from.

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    The climate

    by georeiser Updated Oct 7, 2009

    Fondest memory: Days are mostly hot days during November, December, January and February, while nights are cooler. The maximum temperature in January is 31°C.

    June, July and August are cold with little rain. Minimum temperature at 5°C in the day and 0°C in the nights. It almost never snows.

    Windhoek is a semi-desert region. When I was there in July, the air was so dry that I had problems with my lips and skin.

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    ATM in Windhoek, Namibia

    by georeiser Updated Oct 7, 2009
    Nedbank at Town Square Mall, Windhoek
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    Fondest memory: There are ATM's at the airport and in the city. But some banks didn't accept withdrawal from my Visacard and Mastercard. Among them are "Bank Windhoek", with several terminals in the city. But "Nedbank" did. The highest withdrawal amount at one time is 1000N$, which is about 130 USD.
    (The rate is OK, slightly better than the rate at Money changers).

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    Money Matters

    by Edla Written Aug 2, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Doing research on a country I want to visit in Asia, i just realised that it's nice to know what bank cards and money can be used in a country. So I thought to make this quick tip for Namibia:
    You can use any visa electron bank card here in Namibia. We have ATM's especially the FNB branded ones that take all visa bank cards.
    The local currency is exactly equal to the South Africanm Rand (ZAR) in value so when you're checking exchange rates, you can just look up the rand. In fact, you can just use the Rand here too, as it's a legal tender in the country.
    The usual average is 1 USD = 7 NAD and 1 GBP = 14 NAD oh and 1 EUR = 10 NAD give or take.
    Exchanging any of those currencies here is very easy especially in Windhoek and Swakopmund.

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    Hiking safari : Hartmann's mountain zebras

    by Bigjones Updated May 24, 2005

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    mountain zebra

    Favorite thing: Before going to Namibia, I didn't know there are in fact two kinds of zebras : the Hartmann's mountain zebras living in the mountains and the Burchell’s zebras that have shadow lines between their black stripes.

    We saw them from the top of the mountain and went down to see them closer. In fact, they seemed as curious as we were and didn't run away very quickly.

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    Safari in Okapuka : the lion feeding

    by Bigjones Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    The lion king

    Favorite thing: Another great moment : we went with our guide to give a piece of giraffe to the lions. Protected by a wall and an electric fence, we were able to see a lion and a lionness very close to us and of course, to hear them as well.

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    Safari in Okapuka : the white rhinos

    by Bigjones Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    White rhinos

    Favorite thing: Seeing these rhinos is one of my fondest memories, I'd never thought it was possible to be so close to them. We stopped the car there for a while and watch them eat their grass without paying any attention to us ;-)

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    Safari in Okapuka : the giraffes

    by Bigjones Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Bri & the giraffe

    Favorite thing: This is the first giraffe we saw in Namibia. Apart from giraffes, these are some of the animals we saw in Okapuka :

    - wildebeests
    - hartebeests
    - springboks
    - gemsboks (= oryx)
    - white rhinos (endangered)
    - vultures
    - wood sandpipers

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    Safari in Okapuka : the lilacbreasted roller

    by Bigjones Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Bluetiful bird

    Favorite thing: One of our favourite animals in Namibia, this multicoloured bird is even more impressive and beautiful when it spreads its blue wings. We saw it in the logde's garden but also in Etosha National Parc.

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    So Dry...

    by THLIN Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It's really funny for me, because I never ENJOY natural hair drier. It's do dray that you don't even need any hair drier after washing your hair. This rule is not for man only, but also good for lady with long hair. So, next time no worry for your wet hair. But it may be a little bit annoying if your hair is easily damaged. XD

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    Downtown Windhoek

    by SirRichard Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Skyline of Independence Avenue, the main avenue in Windhoek, and the place to go if you need to go shopping or a good restaurant.
    Here you can find the Post Office, from where you can make phone calls, send/receive faxes and change money.
    You can find a good shopping mall and Tourist Info in Post Street, a pedestrian street just in front of the Post Office.

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