How To Get Around In Namibia

How To Get Around In Namibia

How To Get Around In Namibia

The easiest way to get around Namibia is in your own car, and an excellent system of sealed roads runs the length of the country, from the South African border at Noordoewer to Ngoma Bridge on the Botswana border and Ruacana in the northwest.

Public buses exist in Windhoek, but it is probably easier to take taxis if you are there for a short time. There is also a system of shared taxis which are similar to combies in South African cities. Taxis primarily run between the townships and the main industrial/commercial areas of the city.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Uber available in Namibia?

Popular international companies like Uber aren’t available in Namibia, but we have our own version called LEFA. LEFA is the Namibian Uber, and it is a very new, exciting and convenient method of transportation in and around the city.

How can I travel to Namibia on a budget?

The best way to travel Namibia on a budget is to rent a car, stay in campsites and cook your own food. Namibia has some superb campsites in beautiful wild places, and many of them offer shops where you can stock up on things like meat, charcoal and canned food so that you can self-cater.

Is it expensive to travel in Namibia?

Namibia is one of the cheapest countries in Africa. It uses the Namibian dollar (NAD), which is around 1:1 with the South African rand, and all prices are about on par with South Africa. Depending on your chosen method of transport and accommodation preference, Namibia can easily be done on a budget

How much is a taxi in Namibia?

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)11.93N$
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)20.81N$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)35.73N$

How do I become a Lefa driver?

Download the LEFA application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Follow the quick registration process, and add a cashless payment option if you want. Then enter your pickup location, choose the vehicle class that you prefer and let the app suggest a driver that is closest to you. Your ride comes to you.

How much money should I take to Namibia?

You should plan to spend around N$1,114 ($79) per day on your vacation in Namibia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, N$97 ($6.87) on meals for one day and N$200 ($14) on local transportation.

Why is Namibia so expensive?

The cost of living in Namibia is very high. Namibia imports about 50% of its cereal requirements. High transportation costs make prices very high and unaffordable. Monopoly in some business sectors causes higher profit booking, which also results in raising of prices.

How are the roads in Namibia?

The majority of roads in Namibia are gravel, which varies from coarse gravel to fine sand and dust. The condition of these roads is generally very good and there is a continuous effort by the roads authority to maintain them.

Why does Namibia have the best roads in Africa?

Namibia’s success is attributed to two important factors, namely an effective maintenance strategy on existing road infrastructure, which plays a pivotal role in prolonging its life span, and the upgrading and construction of new roads, which contribute significantly to the quality of national roads.

How do you get around in Namibia?

Those traveling long distances to and from major destinations can take a coach. One company offering coach services throughout all of Southern Africa is Intercape Mainliner. Prices are quite reasonable for routes to and from Windhoek, Swakopmund, and other cities.