Health in NamibiaNamibia is generally a healthy country to visit. Several vaccines are sensible (typhoid, polio and tetanus), though none is required. Malaria is not widespread, but if you are travelling to the north of the country, or from December to March, then take a course of anti-malarial tablets. Always check the latest recommendations with your doctor or travel clinic before you travel. (The Scottish NHS site is a useful resource for travel info on Namibia.)
AIDS is prevalent in Namibia; HIV infection rates are high. For travellers, this is usually not an issue, but they should always be aware of the situation, and take similar precautions to avoid infection which are wise in most countries. We understand that private hospitals have been screening their blood supplies carefully for many years.
Language in NamibiaEnglish is the official language, but German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and many tribal languages (including Kwangali, Lozi, Nama and Tswana) are also spoken. About half of all Namibians speak Oshiwambo as a first language; most of the white population speaks German or Afrikaans as a first language.
Visas for NamibiaTravellers with British passports (as well as visitor from the USA), staying less than 90 days, do not currently (2011) need a visa when travelling to Namibia – but check with the Namibia High Commission for the latest info.
Weather and climate in NamibiaNamibia's climate is generally very hot and dry, with little rain, so it's good to visit all year round. Please see our separate weather and climate in Namibia page for more information.
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