About Namibia

The country of Namibia is a celebration of all that is wonderful about the magnificent continent of Africa!

Namibia, the land of vast savannahs and shifting sands, is a peaceful, prosperous and politically stable nation on the south-western coast of Africa, ready to be explored, hunted and photographed by you and your family. We have an abundance of wildlife and some of the world’s best kept secrets.

Namibia was named Deutches Südwestafrika during the German colonial rule and then South West Africa during the British and South African eras. Those who opposed foreign rule preferred the word ‘Namibia,’ from a Nama/Damara word meaning “shield” used for the coastal desert, the Namib, which long protected the interior from access by sea.

As a people we are proud of our young national identity – we have been an independent and free nation SINCE 1990, and take our fledgling democracy seriously.

About 2.2 million people share the vast spaces of Namibia – one of the lowest population densities in the world. Our population can be divided into (at least) 11 ethnic groups. Although our official language is English, Namibians speak nine different tongues, including some of the Khoisan languages.

The Namibian government and population are supportive of trophy hunting, as it has proved to be the single greatest conservation tool in our country – the sustainable utilization of our natural living resources in enshrined in our country’s national Constitution.


Namibia is Malaria, Ebola and Bilharzia-free, kindly discuss the necessary vaccinations with your medical doctor. Kindly advise us of any food allergies or medical conditions we should be aware of before your visit.

Medical Service

You are advised to take medical insurance before you leave home. Most hospitals have emergencies and casualty wards. It is advised to bring a small first aid kit containing analgesics, antihistamines, antiseptic ointment, plasters, a broad spectrum antibiotic and all any prescription medications.


The tap water is safe for consumption


The voltage that is used in Namibia is 220 Volts (plug converters are supplied)


Take into consideration that laundry is done on a daily basis when packing for your Safari.


1 February – 31 November are your ideal hunting months. The colder months are May to August with temperatures ranging between 2 and 18 Degrees Celsius.

Duration of Safari: The ideal duration is 10 full hunting days to ensure a successful hunt.

Additional Activities

Osombahe offers the following activities for guests at an additional fee.

  • Photographic Safaris
  • Horse Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Shore Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Guided Tours Throughout Namibia
  • Visits to places of interest such as game parks, weavers, taxidermists, shopping centres, cultural tours and wild animal rehabilitation centres.

These excursions should be booked well in advance and when booking your African experience, please spare a few days for these activities.