Rental Car Namibia
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Are you looking for affordable car hire? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding, also you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Namibia short guide
Republic of Namibia is located in the southwestern part of Africa – the Atlantic coast. The country has 2.1 million inhabitants (2009) and is bordered by Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa in the south.
Namibian landscape consists mostly of deserts, savannas and mountain ranges. Highest peak is Konigstein, located 2606 m The country has mostly a subtropical climate, but in the northeast is a tropical climate belt. There are large temperature differences between day and night in Namibia, where the days are hot – often over 25 degrees Celsius – and night temperatures can drop below freezing.
Windhoek is located in the country and has 316,000 inhabitants (2010). Windhoek is Namibia’s political, economic and cultural center – as well as a major transportation hub. The city is surrounded by mountains and cliffs. Biggest tourist attraction in the capital’s “Old Fort” – a fortress from 1890 – which today the National Museum of Namibia.
Other major cities in the country is Luderitz, Walvis Bay seaport, Rundu, Keetmanshoop and Swakopmund.
Traffic and Driving Tips Namibia
For driving in Namibia, foreign visitors must have full valid driver licences issued their domestic countries. If a driver license is not in English, a driver (an owner of the driver license) must also have an International driving permit.
– on motorways – 120 km/h (75 mph)
– on open roads – 80 km/h (50 mph)
– in built up areas – 60 km/h (37 mph)
Rules to know:
The permitted blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
Traffic flaws on the left hand side.
Seatbelts are compulsory for all people in the car.
It is not permitted to use a mobile phone whilst driving.
At intersection with “stop” signs, the person arriving first has right of way.
While driving, drivers should always be very careful and lookout for animals which are common on the rural roads. Elephants, warthogs, and kudus may be a serious problem so drivers should heed warning signs and try to avoid driving at night.
During the rainy season, it may be impossible to use some roads since flooding. It is recommended to avoid crossing flowing water because it may be deeper than looks.
In Namibia, road traffic signs are in English.
In and out of Windhoek, there are roadblocks. Drivers must show their driver licenses when crossing roadblocks so they should to carry their driving licenses at all times while driving.
Drivers should carry while driving valid driver licences and international driving permits, registration and insurance documents.
It is recommended to drive with the dipped headlights even during the day as roads can be dusty.
Whilst driving, it is recommended to keep a firm grip with both hands on the steering wheel since it is easy to lose the car control on gravel roads.
It is recommended to observe road signs especially “curve ahead”.
On gravel roads, the best way is driving in tracks.
Many petrol stations take cash only.
When driving on a gravel road, drivers should keep a safe distance to a front vehicle.
It is recommended to rent 4×4 vehicles when travelling through remote areas.
Tolls are charged for each section of the motorway and are depending on the distance travelled. It is recommended always have some change when driving.
The red and white markings on the road mean “no parking zone” and parking there is not permitted. The yellow and white markings denote short-term parking spaces. Diagonal white lines indicate motorcycles parking space only.
Fines can be paid at the local police station.
The police phone number is 1011.
Windhoek / Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport
Walvis Bay / Walvis Bay Airport
Namibia’s main airport is Hosea Kutako International, located 45 km east of the capital.
Popular Destinations Namibia
Eros Airport – Luderitz – Ondangwa – Oranjemund – Otjiwarongo – Swakopmund – Tsumeb – Walvisbay – Walvisbay Airport – Windhoek – Windhoek International Airport