Namibia is an incredibly beautiful country that deserves a spot on every traveller’s wishlist. For many nationalities, the country offers favourable visa conditions, including visa-free entries or the option to get a visa on arrival.

Unfortunately, Nigeria is not currently one such country that enjoys this privilege. Therefore, Nigerian passport holders looking to visit Namibia for tourism and other purposes must apply for a visa before travelling to the country.

Windhoek, Namibia

As visa rules constantly change, I encourage you to check with the embassy and airlines before your trip to get up-to-date visa requirements and related information.

How to Apply for a Namibian Visa

Applying for a Namibian visa is easy and the application process will depend on where you apply from. In 2014, I got my visa processed directly in Namibia and received a written stamp on my passport upon arrival.

Holm Cafe Zamalek

Trip Planning Resources

Book your accommodation: Find accommodation options for any budget on Booking.com

Purchase Travel Insurance: I use SafetyWing for both my travel and visa application needs

Activities: Find fun activities and tours in your destination via Get Your Guide, Viator or Klook Travel

If you are travelling to Namibia as a tourist from Nigeria, this might not be an option. These days, you will need to travel down to Abuja to apply in person or use the services of a trusted consultant who can apply on your behalf.

Namibia High Commission Addresses in Nigeria

You will find a full list of the addresses and contact details of Namibian Foreign Missions here. In Nigeria, the High Commission is located at No. 16 T. Y. Danjuma Street Asokoro District P. M. B. 5097, Wuse Zone 3 Abuja, Nigeria.

A Lagos office is listed on the website linked above, but most people I know who have applied for this visa in Nigeria have had to do so at the High Commission office in Abuja.

If you have applied for a Namibia visa in Lagos (or Abuja), please leave a comment below to tell us how the process went for you.

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How I Applied for My Namibian Tourist Visa

I applied in Kenya and had to send my passport via DHL to the High Commission in Dar es Salam. When I checked online, I saw some information about a High Commission in Nairobi. I never visited the office, but I did try to reach them via the emails and phone numbers provided without success.

Eventually, I emailed the High Commission in Tanzania and received a favourable response including a list of the visa requirements and associated costs.

How to apply for a visa to Namibia

I mailed in my documents and received my passport and visa 5 days later. These were the requested documents;

Namibia Visa Requirements

  • Duly filled visa form (Form 3-1/003)
  • Two recent passport-size photos with a white background
  • A cover letter from the applicant clearly stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • A valid passport (6 months validity and 3 free pages)
  • Yellow fever-Inoculation Card
  • Invitation letters from relatives/friends in Namibia along with a copy of their passports/ID clearly showing their valid permits in Namibia - if applicable
  • Confirmed hotel bookings for the period of stay in Namibia
  • Day-to-day travel itinerary
  • Proof of return tickets
  • Proof of sufficient funds - bank statements, payslips
  • Marriage certificate - if applicable
  • A photocopy of the front and back page of every passport
  • Copies of any previous Namibian visa
  • Admission letter and necessary documents (for students)
  • A copy of your Residence Permit - if applicable
  • Visa payment receipt
Fish River Canyon Namibia

Namibia Visa Application Fees

Please take note of the following information regarding the costs and processing times for the High Commission in Tanzania. While these details may vary for applications from Nigeria, they should provide you with a general understanding of what to anticipate. The application fee for a business visa is $90, and for a tourist visa, it is $70.

Where desert meets the sea Namibia Sandwich Harbour

Namibia Visa Application Processing Times

Both types of visas take 5 working days to process, with an option to expedite for $140 and get processed in 2 working days.

Namibia Visa Application - What Next?

When my visa was ready, I received a call from the High Commission office notifying me of the status and requesting I arrange a pickup via DHL.

Namibia Visa application Swakopmund

And that's it! I eagerly await a borderless Africa for Africans, but until then, I wish you (especially you, my fellow Nigerian passport holders) successful visa applications and happy travels!

Do you have any questions about the Namibia visa application process and requirements or about travelling to Nambia in general? Leave them in the comment section below and I'll be sure to get back to you!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi, please can tell the reasons you wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for first travel experience

    • Hi Tino, thanks for the question. I will clarify that I meant this for Nigerian passport holders travelling out of the country for the first time (and especially for solo travellers) and here are my reasons:

      1. First – the immigration experience can be intimidating. I am somewhat of a frequent traveller and had a brand new passport for this trip. I was subjected to extra scrutiny, supervisors were called and so on… It was not that bad (for me), and once they saw my other passport, everything was ok. For a first-time traveller, this can be off-putting or nerve wrecking.

      2. Namibia is amazing but due to transportation constraints, moving around is not very easy. I will recommend countries with more straightforward transport options. Also cost-wise, renting a car is one of the best ways to explore remote locations, therefore, it’s better to travel with someone else or a group to be as cost-effective as possible and to cover more grounds.

  2. Thank you, thank you for the wish. We in Nigeria desperately need it😭.