Safety & Security – Namibia

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

In our opinion, visitors have little cause for concern regarding personal safety in Namibia. It’s a very safe, politically stable country. The small population and low crime rate make it one of Africa’s safer destinations for travel. That said, as with travel anywhere in the world, you should form your own opinion through independent research. Consulting your government's travel advice for Namibia is a good place to start.

If you are traveling on an organized trip and staying at lodges and camps, safety problems are very rare. For these kinds of trips always follow the instructions of your guide who is responsible for your safety. Driving at night is not recommended, and as anywhere in the world, most crime occurs in the cities where safety precautions are urged.

As for all traveling abroad and in wildlife areas, we do advise these basic safety precautions:

Governments' Travel Advice

Please use the links below for governments' travel advice on Namibia.

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