Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

It's small and it's quiet. - Jan 2021

the size of the expat community is small. The morale is OK. There are a few issues that effect morale. I will say that customer service in Windhoek is non-existent. This is, in part, due to the fact that a lot of the companies are monopolies. The lack of competition affects customer service. Service is also generally slow in terms of getting services started in your home and ordering at a restaurant. - Jan 2016

Expat community is small, morale generally good. - Jun 2015

It's pretty small. There aren't a lot of other embassies here, but there are other expats (especially Germans) who have moved here for the climate. There are also expats involved in the mining industry. If you join the local international women's club, you'll meet a lot of them. - May 2013

Fairly large both corporate and diplomatic. Lots of Europeans and Chinese. - Jan 2013

Small. Many Peace Corps volunteers, but they are spread out over all of Namibia and not in Windhoek. There is an active international women's association made up of expats from all over the world, but primarily Europe. - Jul 2012

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