Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers
What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
It is CLEAN. It's small and easy to navigate. - Jan 2021
It is beautiful. People are friendly. English is the official language. There are lots of amazing animals and game drives. The current exchange rate is highly in our favor with signs of even more improvement. The weather is very dry (although there is a rainy season from Nov-Jan). Windhoek is currently under-going a water crisis. We have been mandated by the City of Windhoek to stop watering laws, washing cars and filling pools. - Jan 2016
Slow pace of life, access to game drives, weather is dry but mild, Namibians love kids - so it's pretty family-friendly everywhere you go. - Jun 2015
You're literally minutes from animals you normally only see in the zoo---an animal reserve where you can watch them feed lions is located between Windhoek and the airport. The weather is almost always sunny and dry (mostly "really" dry), and it gets down to freezing during the winter nights in July and August. So if you're transferring during the normal summer season, pack accordingly. It gets back up to the lows 70s in the heat of the day. The city is also relatively quiet for a capital because there are not a lot of people in Namibia in general. Getting out of town is pretty easy (especially if you have a car equipped for it. 4WD isn't required, but an SUV with high clearance will make your trips on the mostly-dirt roads a lot less stressful. And there are plenty of fun places to visit in a weekend. - May 2013
Windhoek and Namibia in general has the cleanest air with beautiful blue skies during the day and clear skies at night. It's one of the best places from which to observe the stars. - Jan 2013
Fantastic scenery for photographers. Great animal parks and lodges. Wide open spaces, sun every day. Unlimited volunteer opportunities. - Jul 2012