March & April- Rainfall will decrease and stops around April. It cools down after the rains and the nights start to get cold again. Average daytime temperatures are around 25-30°C/77-86°F
What to pack
· WATER ! You need to have at least 2 liters on you at all times and at least 10 liters in a car. The country is very dry during most of the year and your vehicle could break down.
· A basic First-aid kit containing insect repellent, bandages, and painkillers as well as sufficient supplies of your regular/chronic medicines.
The risk of malaria in Namibia is mainly restricted to the northern parts of the country which include the Caprivi, Kaokoveld, Etosha National Park and Bushmanland.
· Sunglasses, sun protection and a hat (NB.)
· Moisturizing lotion and lip balm (dry weather)
· Comfortable walking shoes, and boots for hiking
· Winter times - enough warm and cool clothing.
Summer times - cool clothing and one or two warm jackets & pants for nights
· Battery-operated or conventional razors (if visiting remote areas)
· Torch and head lamp for climbing (big wall climbing at Spitzkoppe can get late , daytime in winters are shorter)
· Telephone list with all the emergency numbers, including the numbers of family and friends back home
· Re hydrate solutions or concentrates
· Backpacks. more comfortable to carry water and etc.
· Camera, don't want to miss those beautiful photo opportunities
· If camping - Tent, sleeping bag, lighters for fires, enough water & food, if no toilet facilities; A good toilet etiquette far from paths and the river (dig holes and burn and bury all toilet paper)
There are no mountain rescue teams in Namibia!
in case of an emergency :
E-Med Rescue 24 Paramedical Services. Windhoek / Walvis Bay / Otjiwarongo / Ongwediva
081-924 (within Namibian borders)
LifeLink Emergency Rescue Services Windhoek / Okahandja / Henties Bay / Walvis Bay
24 hour Emergency numbers:
0859 247 (from any phone) or 999 (from any landline)
+264 64 500 346 (International) Ground & air ambulance services