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"Having all this information and a built-in network of expats before moving to Windhoek reassured me to have made the right decision."

Amelie Barreau

"The active network of expats in Windhoek provided me with instant friends and connections."

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Welkom, wa aluka and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Here, you'll have access to exclusive tips and advice that have been carefully written to support expats. Our goal is to help you overcome any obstacles that may stand in your way with our library of resources, including location-specific guides as well as articles broader topics, from culture shock to expat finance. We also encourage you to interact with fellow members in the forum where you can ask any questions you like and find help and support forthcoming. You'll find answers to your questions from "what healthcare options are available for expats?" to "should I rely on public transport?". As you embark on your journey, know that our Windhoek Community is ready to offer unwavering support.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Kuala Lumpur or Buenos Aires.

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  • Moving to Windhoek

    With a population of just 325,000, Windhoek is a small city that is easy to navigate and easy to acclimatize to. The residents are generally welcoming to foreign workers and expats moving to Windhoek should find that they settle in quickly and easily.
  • Living in Windhoek

    A small and welcoming city in the heart of Namibia, Windhoek is a popular choice for expats seeking a more laid back side of Africa. Boasting modern office buildings, well-groomed parks and a cosmopolitan population, Windhoek is the perfect place to begin an exciting African adventure.
  • Working in Windhoek

    As a middle income country with a growing economy, Namibia is a popular destination for expats looking for work in Africa. Though the country suffers from high unemployment, some sectors like mining and tourism are growing quickly, providing opportunities for investment and employment for Namibians and expats alike.

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Windhoek's Local Economy and the Great Outdoors

As the capital and economic center of Namibia, Windhoek's economy comprises several industries including tourism, communications, retail, and transport, with finance and business services also playing a major role. A number of mines have their offices inside the city center and there are also several higher learning institutions. To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, residents can enjoy Windhoek's wildlife and beautiful surrounding landscape at the NamibRand Nature reserve or the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve where visitors explore the walking paths. Safaris, horseback tours, and flying tours are all available for those who want to make the most of Windhoek's great outdoors.

Get to Know Expats & Make Friends at InterNations Events in Windhoek

Once you've settled into your new home, you'll find friendly expats ready to welcome you in person at our regular InterNations Official Events. Simply come along and start making professional contacts, build friendships and have fun together. When you're ready to reach out, our InterNations Groups are also a great way to get to know the city alongside seasoned expats while also sharing your interests. With InterNations you have social invitations at the ready so that you know you'll have places to go and people to see in Windhoek.

Francis White

"Having all this information and a built-in network of expats before moving to Windhoek reassured me to have made the right decision."

Amelie Barreau

"The active network of expats in Windhoek provided me with instant friends and connections."

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