Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Anything that is costly in Namibia or difficult to ship: maple syrup, specialty ethnic ingredients, preferred toiletries (Dr. Bronner's Peppermint liquid soap!) trampoline, massage table. - Jan 2021

Honestly, I have had no problems in ordering from Amazon and having items shipped to post. If it is an item that can not go through the pouch (such as glass or an item with a battery on the outside) then somebody going to and from the U.S. will typically take it from or bring it to post for you. - Jan 2016

Pretty much everything you want is available, though maybe not be stocked regularly or without a bit of looking around. I would bring any ingredients you would need for cooking anything non-Western/ethnic foods. Mexican/Asian ingredients rare and expensive. - Jun 2015

LIQUIDS: contact solution, dish soap, kids' shampoo, spray-on sunscreen---which can't be mailed at all. Also Mexican food. Things that aren't flavored (finding potato-chip flavored potato chips here is a major challenge: everything here is either sweet chili or peri-peri flavored, it seems). Bring some gifts for children; the toys here are very expensive and of dubious quality. - May 2013

American pancake syrup, shampoo (don't like the German/South African brands), children's shampoo/body wash for sensitive skin, Cheerios, laundry detergent (sensitive skin). - Jan 2013

Salsa, peanut butter, tortilla chips, and tubs of frosting! Scoopable kitty litter, cold cereal and U.S. candy. - Jul 2012

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