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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Theft isn’t particularly rife, but take care walking alone at night, conceal your valuables in Windhoek or towns around the country, and don’t leave anything in sight inside a vehicle. Take the same precautions at camp sites in towns – although there’s no problem at camp sites in national parks (not from humans anyway; just watch out for the monkeys).

East of Lüderitz, do not enter the prohibited diamond area, mainly south of the road to Keetmanshoop; well-armed patrols can be overly zealous.