• Don’t take a taxi that has passengers already and don’t let other passengers join you.
  • Avoid showing your money in public and don’t wear too much jewelry.
  • You should wear handbags and cameras in front of your body where you can keep an eye on them.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in your car.
  • Please copy your travel documents including the side with the Namibian incoming travel stamp and keep that copy with you while you travel. The best is to leave the original at your hotel.

Driving Tips

  • Excessive speed is the main cause of traffic accidents on gravel roads. It is therefore essential not to exceed the prescribed limit of 60 – 70 km/h.
  • Always drive with your lights on so that oncoming traffic can see you way in advance.
  • Check the pressure of your tires because the pressure plays an important role in the road holding of your vehicle.
  • Be extra careful travelling at the end of the afternoon and at night, since this is when game tends to cross the road.
  • Always be on the lookout for animals.
  • Overtaking on gravel roads is dangerous. Draw the attention of the driver in front of you by flashing your headlights.
  • Be on the outlook for changes in road conditions all the time i.e. sandy patches, potholes, water and sharp bends. Often the road is different from what is seems like.
  • In the cities be very much aware of the taxi drivers. They will stop whenever they think they see a new passenger.
  • Always keep both hands on the steering wheel.
  • Speed limit guidelines:
    – Tarred roads: 120 km/h
    – Gravel roads: 80 km/h
    – Towns: 60 km/h


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