Exporting of Goods from Namibia:
A caution noted here, even before your
Your Home Country Requirements: Should you
intend to purchase any animal products while visiting Namibia,
please check with your home country's authorities regarding the
importation of such goods. It may be that you can purchase the goods
in Namibia only to discover when landing back in your home country
that you are not allowed to import such items.
Namibian Requirements: For animal products
such as cured game skins, carved ivory, game trophies etc, you must
be in possession of the relevant Namibia export documentation.
For the exportation of Gem-stones cut or uncut,
including collector mineral samples, you must be in possession of
the relevant Namibian export documentation. It is a criminal offence
in Namibia to attempt to export classified minerals without a
VAT Refunds can be applied for at the Customs &
Excise Office in the passage way between the arrivals and departure halls.
The Airport is situated about 42km to the east of Windhoek. If
you renting a vehicle, shuttle services are available. There is no
price regulation and your chances of unscrupulous drivers taking
advantage of you is quite high. Go to our Namibia-Tourism-Guide Site
where you can see listed Shuttle Operators registered with the
Namibia Tourism Board. (Present rates from WHD to Windhoek are
between N$200 - N$350)
Airport Facilities: Bureau de Change,
Curio Shops, Light refreshments cafe, Car Rental Offices. Namibia
Getting into town (Windhoek): Most
visitors make their car rental arrangements in advance. Most of the
major rental firms have offices at the airport, and if not they
should have your car waiting for you along with a driver. There are
shuttle bus services that run into the centre of Windhoek.
Operators must be registered with the Namibia
Tourism Board. Be careful to establish the price of the ride before
employing the service. The present going rate is about N$180 - N$200 per person from the
Airport to Windhoek.
Operators ( Windhoek Airport)