Hello and welcome to your InterNations community of expats in Namibia. Make the most of our comprehensive guides, advice and insider tips on starting your new life as an expat. Our expat platform supports you with essential information and enables you to meet new friends and connect with fellow expats global minds. You’ll find answers to questions like “where can I start looking for accommodation?” and “what documentation do I need to obtain a work visa?”. Get first-hand advice from fellow expats who are always happy to share their experiences and address any concerns you may have. Build on their knowledge of day-to-day life in Namibia to find reassurance that you are part of a welcoming and thriving expat community.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Namibia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Namibia expat forums.
Most expats will head for the capital, Windhoek, which serves as the economic, political and cultural center of Namibia. In this beautiful country, often called “Africa for beginners”, expats can join the tourist trail to observe majestic African animals in their natural habitat, or shop at the three shopping malls in Windhoek. Sports fans will find that football, rugby, cricket and inline hockey are all popular. Expats often settle in expat compounds, with pools, spacious interiors and security systems. Namibia has a high unemployment rate, so it’s unsurprising that the government encourages the employment of locals over expats. It’s therefore advisable to obtain employment before relocating, in order to get the required visa. Mining and in particular diamond mining is a major contributor to Namibia’s industry, as well as gold, silver and uranium. In the cities, construction and manufacturing are improving transportation links, but tourism is the biggest industry and source of employment, with beautiful wildlife and expansive national parks attracting visitors.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Vietnam or Indonesia, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Your InterNations account also opens the door to social opportunities in Namibia, where you are invited to attend our regularly organized InterNations Official Events as well as smaller get-togethers. Meet and socialize with fellow expats and find others who share your interests in anything from books to dining out by exploring our groups in Namibia. With InterNations, you have the tools you need to relocate to Namibia, from practical information to finding new friends.