General Information
"Take only memories, Leave nothing but footprints."
Chief Seattle

Entry Requirements

All visitors from abroad must be in possession of a passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after end of journey and there must be at least 3 empty pages in the passport.

Tourists from Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ireland, Austria, Italy, France, the Scandinavian Countries, the Netherlands, the UK, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Moçambique do not need a visa for Namibia, provided that they are in possession of a valid air ticket for their return or onward-travel and do not stay in Namibia for more than 90 days. As these requirements may change, we ask you and your travel agent to make sure that the 'valid' requirements are observed.

Please check at passport control at the port of entry whether the validity of your residence permit is correct. It often happens that this does not correspond with your departure date (too short). Please have this sorted out immediately with passport control. Important: SWA Safaris cannot be held responsible for documents not being in order.

Health Requirements

At present no vaccinations are required. Malaria Prophylaxis is recommended. All persons entering Namibia may only carry medicine for their own use. This can be done by presenting an invoice. If proof cannot be provided, it might happen that the medicine will be confiscated.

Currency

N$= Namibia Dollar (NAD)

ZAR= South African Rand

The Namibian Dollar and the South African Rand (ZAR) have the same currency rate. For ZAR travellers cheques there is no restriction as well as for foreign currencies. Foreign currency travellers cheques must be cashed at the bank, whereas ZAR travellers cheques will be accepted nearly everywhere.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Namibia.

Electrical Appliances

All run on 220/240 volts. Outlets are of the 3-pin, 15 amp type.

Baggage

Every airline has different baggage allowances and this should be checked before departure. Generally 20kg (44lbs) of baggage are allowed free of charge and should be marked very clearly.

Winters are normally mild to warm, so pack light summer clothes for the middle of the day, but as it could become very cold at night - and even during the summer at the coast - warm clothes should be included.

Include:
  •     Sunglasses
  •     Sunscreen
  •     Bathing costumes
  •     Cameras
  •     Binoculars
  •     Torches
  •     Alarm clocks

Also film material should be brought along.
Evening dresses are not necessary. In the bigger hotels gentlemen may wear a jacket for dinner.

Airport Transfers

The international airport of Windhoek is situated 42km outside of town.
Please note that there is no regular shuttle service from and to the airport and the transfers are not included in the tours published in this brochure. Therefore it is recommended to book your transfers well in advance. There are some tour operators and taxis at the airport but their prices vary.

Payment

After confirmation of a booking is made, a deposit of 25% of the tour price is payable. The rest of the balance must be paid at least 45 days prior of departure. If the booking is made within 45 days before departure the full amount is payable upon confirmation. After payment please send a proof of payment.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation of our scheduled tours published on the web, the following fees will apply:

  • 60-22 days before departure 25%
  • 21-15 days before departure 50%
  • 14-08 days before departure 75%
  • 07-00 days before departure 100%

In some instances higher cancellation fees may apply, should the tour operator decide thereupon.

Please Note:
The above mentioned arrangements about payment, cancellation and baggage conditions as well as children's discount and items not included in the tour price only apply to the scheduled tours with the booking codes SWAS 5/7/7C/8/9/9SE/9N/11/12/16/16NS/16BC.

Children's Discount

Children under the age of 12 years will get a 10% discount on the basic price, not on single surcharge.

Excluded

Items excluded:

  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Telephone costs
  • Gratuity for the courier/driver.
  • Visa fees for Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana.

Liabilities / Responsibilities

SWA Safaris is member of the South African Tourism and Safari Association (SATSA) and the Tour and Safari Association of Namibia (TASA) and carries an all risk and comprehensive motor accident collision damage waiver insurance policy, which includes a cover for passengers.
SWA Safaris, as well as cooperating agents, only act in the capacity of agents for passengers in all matters and will under no circumstances whatsoever be responsible and exempt from any liability for any accidents, injury, delay, loss or damage to property or any other loss or damage from whatever it may arise.
All tours are subject to the conditions of the concerned airlines, hotels, restaurants and other contractors involved.

Itinerary Changes

SWA Safaris reserves itself the right of alteration or cancellation of all arrangements of routings on all scheduled and unscheduled tours as well as accommodation, land arrangements or transport without prior notice and stating no reasons. This might be caused through unforeseen circumstances and is for the benefit of the travellers
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