What vaccinations do I need when travelling to Namibia?

Besides routine vaccinations (tetanus, MMR etc.), it’s worth considering inoculation against rabies, hepatitis A and typhoid, particularly if you plan to visit and stay in the towns and cities. Outside urban areas, the risk of infection is very low, but you should always consult your doctor before you travel.

There’s no malaria in Windhoek, along The Skeleton Coast or anywhere in the centre or south of Namibia. North of Windhoek, the risk gradually increases with the highest risk areas in the north-eastern Zambezi Region. Etosha National Park is in the malaria zone, and malaria prophylaxis is advisable when travelling anywhere in the north, but especially during the summer rainy season which runs from November to March.