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Flag of Namibia Namibia
Language: English, German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo
Capital: Windhoek
Population: 2,108,665
Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)
Hitchability: <rating country='na' if you stick to the main roads 'gr' if you try to go on the off-road />
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Namibia is a country in Southern Africa.

Namibia is a big but very sparsely populated country in Southern Africa. Hitchhiking is pretty common simply because the public transport network is not very efficient and many places (such as Luderitz are accessible almost exclusively by thumb or your own vehicle. Having that said many hitchhikers actually hitchhiking as buses and pay for the ride. So bear in mind that some drivers might expect money but a quick question such as "is this lift for free" clarifies things. Normally most people will take you anyway, especially if you look like a ewestern backpacker/

When hitchhiking in Namibia the distances are huge and towns aswell as villages are generally small and very far in between which means that getting a short lift is very rare and a "average" lift is going to be something like 300-400 kilometers.