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Travel Guide: Shipwreck Lodge in Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia #travel

Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia

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Coronavirus in Skeleton Coast National Park

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Skeleton Coast National Park

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Namibia. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Namibia.

Money in Skeleton Coast National Park

Currencie(s): Namibian dollar & South African rand

Corruption: Namibia has a corruption score of 47 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Namibia, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Namibia scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Namibia is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.89 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Skeleton Coast National Park

Language(s): English & Afrikaans

Food & Drinks in Skeleton Coast National Park

National dish: Braai.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Skeleton Coast National Park is 18.

Religion in Skeleton Coast National Park

Namibia is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 92% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Skeleton Coast National Park

Age of Consent: 16 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Namibia.

Namibia scores a -4/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

National Sports in Skeleton Coast National Park

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Football, Netball & Rugby is Namibia their national sport.

Other practical tips for Skeleton Coast National Park

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug D / M

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 25.36 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Namibia. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

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