The Rough Guide to Namibia

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Practical travel guide to Namibia with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Namibia. The Rough Guide to Namibia also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Namibia, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Namibia covers: Windhoek and around; the Southwest; the Southern Kalahari and the Far South; Central-Northern Namibia; the Central Coast and Hinterland; Etosha and the Far North; the Northeast and Victoria Falls.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Namibia, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Skeleton Coast National Park to family activities in child-friendly places, like Etosha National Park or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like the Fish River Canyon.


Essential pre-departure information including Namibia entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Namibia give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for rafting down the Zambezi River, wildlife- and birdwatching or skydiving.


Rough Guides' rundown of Sossusvlei, Victoria Falls, the Kalahari and Windhoek's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Namibia, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Namibia, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Namibia, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Namib Desert dunes and the spectacular Brandberg and Twyfelfontein.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and many more locations in Namibia, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195439
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/29/2020
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.8 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

good read

Reviewed on February 11, 2020
Paperback | Verified

very useful

Amazon Customer

Had everything that I needed

Reviewed on August 25, 2018
Paperback | Verified

Recently got back from a month in Namibia and this was perfectly adequate for the trip. We all use tech nowadays so a guide book is an adjunct to our phones/tablets etc.

Amazon Customer

Prompt service

Reviewed on June 13, 2018
Paperback | Verified

A must if travelling to Namibia. Good service

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