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Namibe is a port city located in southwestern Angola. It is the capital of the province of the same name, and is situated on the Atlantic coast, about 1,500 kilometers south of the country's capital, Luanda.

Namibe is a coastal city, with a population of around 80,000 people. It is the largest port in Angola and is the main port for the export of Angolan minerals and oil. The city is also home to the Namibe Airport, which serves domestic and international flights.

Namibe is known for its rich cultural heritage, with many historic sites and monuments. The city is home to the Fort of São João Baptista, a 16th century Portuguese fort, which is now a museum. The city also has a number of churches, including the Church of Our Lady of the Conception, which dates from the 18th century.

Namibe has a long history, and was an important trading port for the Portuguese during the colonial period. In the late 19th century, the city was the site of the Battle of Namibe, when the Portuguese and their allies fought against the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo. The battle resulted in a decisive Portuguese victory, and the city remained under Portuguese control until Angola gained independence in 1975.

Today, Namibe is an important economic center in Angola, with a thriving fishing industry and many commercial businesses. The city is a popular tourist destination, with many people visiting to explore its rich cultural heritage and beautiful beaches.

Excursion tips for a day in Namibe

As a tourist in Namibe, Angola, there are plenty of activities to do in a day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities:

1. Visit the Namibe Museum to learn about the history and culture of the area.

2. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

3. Explore the nearby dunes and take in the unique desert landscape.

4. Shop at the local markets and get a taste of the local culture.

5. Visit the nearby Tômbwa National Park and explore the wildlife and nature.

6. Go on a boat tour and spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life.

7. Sample some of the local cuisine and enjoy the delicious flavors.

8. Take a tour of the old colonial buildings and learn about the area’s colonial history.

9. Visit the nearby town of Moçâmedes and explore its historic streets.

10. Take a guided tour of the Namibe Desert and discover its unique flora and fauna.

Experience Namibe with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Namibe. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Namibe

Namibe in Angola has a desert climate with hot and dry weather throughout the year. Summers (December to March) are hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 40°C and very little rainfall. Winters (June to September) are milder with temperatures between 20-30°C, although there can be occasional cold fronts with temperatures dropping to as low as 10°C. Rainfall is scarce during the winter months, with most of the annual precipitation occurring during the summer months. Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November) are transitional seasons with mild temperatures and occasional rainfall.

Cruise weather for Namibe

Our weather forecast for Namibe helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 13.4 °C
20.5 m/s
19.1 m/s
20.8 %
24.1 m
53.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 12.8 °C
22.3 m/s
19.4 m/s
29.1 %
24.1 m
67.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 13.4 °C
22.0 m/s
20.2 m/s
71.3 %
22.8 m
81.3 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 13.4 °C
19.4 m/s
16.2 m/s
25.1 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 12.5 °C
16.6 m/s
12.2 m/s
9.4 %
24.1 m
80.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 13 °C
17.3 m/s
14.4 m/s
33.0 %
22.5 m
82.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 13.8 °C
17.3 m/s
14.0 m/s
29.4 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 12.1 °C
17.3 m/s
14.4 m/s
13.0 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 13.5 °C
21.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
34.3 %
24.1 m
79.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 14.3 °C
20.9 m/s
17.6 m/s
43.2 %
24.0 m
79.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 14 °C
22.7 m/s
23.0 m/s
27.4 %
22.0 m
79.0 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 15.5 °C
20.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
23.7 %
22.9 m
81.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 15 °C
21.2 m/s
18.0 m/s
29.6 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Namibe

Would you like to travel to Namibe on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Namibe.

Scheduled ship calls in Namibe, Angola
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 07:30 pm

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