Safety Tips in Namibia

  • Calm before the storm - agricultural checkpoint
    Calm before the storm - agricultural...
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    Road with a dry stream
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  • Guage to tell you the depth of the water
    Guage to tell you the depth of the water
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    Two warnings. Don't leave...

    by madfrog Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Two warnings. Don't leave anything outside your tents as either Jackals or Kudus will eat it. Kudus are very partial to green tea in plastic bags.
    The other is don't drink or brush your teeth in the water at Rhundi. You run the risk of getting a stomach bug.

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    No real danger in Namibia,...

    by Tahiti_Bob Written Aug 25, 2002

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    No real danger in Namibia, just a few issues to keep in mind:
    Wild animals are real; foolhardy tourists are killed by lions or elephants almost every year.
    Some trouble possible with angolan rebels or armed bandits in the North-West.
    Beware of thieves in the big cities. Everyone looks friendly and almost all are, just be aware...
    No serious health problem. Actually you can drink water from the tap almost everywhere, even in the campgrounds. Low malaria risk in Epupa Falls.

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  • We felt safe in Namibia. The...

    by Burt13 Written Aug 24, 2002

    We felt safe in Namibia. The water in the guest farms or rest camps was clean.
    Calculate the distance to the next petrol station.
    If somebody tells you your accomodation is right behind the village XY it could be a distance of
    10 km.
    The taste when watching the seals at Cape Cross was horrible. I can stand many things but I left them after a view minutes. All though I saw some people having lunch or smoking.

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    When you stay on a campsite,...

    by filipdebont Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When you stay on a campsite, be careful with the big baboons. Try to scare them, throw stones at them (no not to hit them, just to scare them) so that they leave the campsite. They come to the campsite looking for food in the waste bins, but when they don't find anything in there they might continue their search for food in your tent, I saw a tent who was visited by a baboon, well I can tell you it wasn't a lovely sight, the sleeping bags were completely destroyed, baboons do not use zippers to open someting, they just use their big theet.

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  • Don't buy your soveniers from...

    by DaKoyote Written Aug 24, 2002

    Don't buy your soveniers from the big cities, buy them from the people that BUG you when you get out of your car...they sell the same things and for much cheaper...bargain like crazy ... you can get them down more than 75% of what they first quote you.
    Buy lots of bottled water when you're in town...

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    Beautiful people

    by Gili_S Written Nov 16, 2006

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    Oh yeah, I almost forgot, not really danger but, well, the Namibian's are one of the most kind, polite and beautiful people I ever met, so the danger is that you might not want to go back home.

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    Beware of Scorpions!

    by windsorgirl Written Sep 24, 2003

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    If you plan on camping in Namibia, you must take extra precautions against scorpion bites. Always wear your hiking boots, not sandals and never leave your tent unzipped.

    scorpion, Namibia
    Related to:
    • Safari
    • Camping
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Bumpy roads

    by Pierangelo Updated Aug 31, 2003

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    Very dangerous are road bumps and dust for frontal crush. When we was there some Italians die in this way.

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    Don't forget to have enough water with you

    by chicabonita Written Oct 24, 2002

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    If you travelling over the country be sure to have enough drinking water with you. It is not unusual that you ride in the car for two or three hours without seeing anyone.

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    Desert is everywhere take water!

    by tompt Updated Oct 10, 2002

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    Desert is everywhere in Namibia. Take enough water to drink.

    In this barren land there are plants growing. This is the welwitchia, a tree that grows differently.


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    by conny_bazen Written Sep 12, 2002

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    NEVER FORGET TO TAKE WATER WITH YOU !!!!!!! Take more than you think you need.....You have never enough

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    Snakes are a natural and...

    by smoox Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Snakes are a natural and logical danger in a dry area. They may hide in the sand of the dunes or in the grass, they may attack all of a sudden or wait for you to step on it. Wear good shoes!!!

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    Avoid the Caprivi Strip...

    by TracyG Written Aug 24, 2002

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    There has been a lot of tension for some time now in the Caprivi Strip (the narrow bit of land Namibia shares with Angola) It is best to avoid this area all together.

    Caprivi Strip - Namibia

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