How should I take my money for Namibia?
Sterling cash is best, and maybe a card as a back up. The local currency is the Namibian Dollar, although South African rand is widely accepted as well. ATMs are available in most towns and can be used to top up, although you shouldn't rely on them for all your cash.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Namibia Operations
Namibia Family holiday articles
Helen Taylor, one of our clients, travelled on this trip with her family and you can read her article to get a personal viewpoint of the holiday.
Do I need to take a sleeping mat?
No, it is not necessary to take one for this trip. Any nights camping a thick foam mattress will be provided.
Tom Bowring - Africa Operations
How much should I budget for optional excursions in southern Africa?
There are lots of extra things to see and do during the trip and the best way to calculate amounts is to check in the detailed trip notes, where they give as close an estimate as possible to what you may need along the way. Obviously some people will want to do more than others and will have to budget accordingly.
Jim Eite - Product Manager
What weather should I expect in Namibia?
Namibia is in the Southern Hemisphere, therefore essentially has the opposite weather to the UK. Our summer months of June, July and August, whilst clear and warm during the day, can drop down to single figures and even freezing at night. Between September and May it is considerably warmer with the time between October and March being the hottest, getting up to the high 30s ºC. However it is always a dry heat and the temperature does drop at night. The wet season is between November and February, but this is not a bad time to go as the desert blooms after rainfall and it never rains for very long!
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Namibia Operations
Do I need a visa for Namibia?
If you hold a UK passport, you don't need a visa for Namibia. The same applies to other Commonwealth passport holders and quite a few European countries. If you are unsure, please check with the nearest embassy or contact Exodus.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
What vaccinations do I need?
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. There will be limited information in the trip notes but you should always seek further qualified medical advice.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help
All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email email@example.com and they will get the answers you need!
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