Namibia has a dual public and private healthcare system with infrastructure that extends across the country. The public hospitals and clinics are good, but not always equipped to provide more sophisticated treatments.

If you have a serious accident, you’ll definitely want to be treated in a private hospital. Windhoek has a few to choose from, and there are others in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and in a handful of regional centres across the north of the country. Private aeroplane and helicopter ambulances operate in the more remote regions and from there you’ll be transported to the nearest major hospital for treatment.