Dates in country:   9 – 23 October 2008, 14 August 2010 0 15 August 2010, 11 November 2010 - 27 November 2010

Currency:  Namibian Dollar

Exchange rate:   10 – 17 Dollars: 1 GBP  (NB Namibian dollar is pegged to South Africa Rand)

Distance travelled:   1076 km (2008)

Fuel  used:  187 Litres (2008)

Cost of fuel:  (c. 7-10 Namibian dollars per litre)

Visa/entry permit:-  No visa required for UK citizens - 90 day entry permit granted at border – no charge

Carnet/Temporary  Import Permit:   Carnet completed when car loaded off ship.  NB Exit portion of carnet does not need to be completed until exiting Southern African Customs Union area (which includes RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland) ie exit portion does not need completing until entry into Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique etc.  

Third Party Vehicle Insurance:   Included in price of fuel

Additional Requirements:   Cross border charge N$ 200

Customs:   Cursory inspection at Walvis Bay port (NB  the arrival of the Namibian Anti-Corruption Unit investigating alleged complicity of customs officers in VAT fraud seemed to be a distraction!)

Roads:   Good tarmac in urban areas and well maintained graded gravel roads outside towns

Police Stops:  None