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Swakopmund

Namibia

Jan 10 - Feb 7, 2025

Few places can match the sheer beauty that resides in Namibia. The stunning mountains, sky-high dunes, diverse wildlife, and desolate deserts makes this country the perfect starting place to explore Africa's extreme natural sites. Namibia is a playground that never seems to run out of adventures, outdoorsy explorers will love seeing the magical places and animals we've only seen on TV actually come to life. Join the Tribe in Swakopmund for once-in-a-lifetime moments that will become our go-to travel and life stories for years to come.

Experience Namibia with the Tribe

Take on Swakopmud with the Tribe and make it your new home base for one month. Open your mind to the cocreated community experiences, adventures, and classic WiFi Tribe moments that'll make our time here one of a kind.

Spot wildlife in Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is where we'll watch rhinos, elephants, leopards, giraffes, and antelopes drinking from watering holes and going about their business as we look on from a 4x4. Sitting 4 hours away, it's a popular weekend trip from Windhoek, known for its reliable game viewing, huge grounds, and there's even a salt pan that's visible from space.

Explore an ancient mountain and its paintings

Brandberg Mountain, or Burning Mountain when translated, can be seen from great distances on clear days. It's been this way for millennia as these rock formations have been here since the dinosaurs. The prehistoric mountains are also home to thousands of ancient wall paintings, most famously The White Lady, which is reachable by foot with a guide in tow.  

Climb the beautiful red dunes of Sossuvlei

When thinking of Namibia, one of the most popular images to come to mind are gigantic, deep orange sand dunes lit up from the sun. The association makes sense as the dunes surrounding Sossusvlei salt pan are seriously breathtaking. Reaching almost 400m high, these sandy hills sit inside Namib-Naukluft National Park and are some of the tallest dunes in the world. We'll test our endurance and climb to the top for some insane photo ops.

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Proud Tribers making their way up the sandy slopes on our Namibia Chapter in 2022

Spend a day out in the town for a guided walking tour from a local 

When thinking of Namibia, one of the most popular images to come to mind are gigantic, deep orange sand dunes lit up from the sun. The association makes sense as the dunes surrounding Sossusvlei salt pan are seriously breathtaking. Reaching almost 400m high, these sandy hills sit inside Namib-Naukluft National Park and are some of the tallest dunes in the world. We'll test our endurance and climb to the top for some insane photo ops.

Stargaze in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

With clear, dark skies, very few people, and little light pollution, Namibia is one of the best places on the planet for stargazing. To see the stars lit up we'll head to NamibRand Nature Reserve, it's one of two places in the world that's recognized as a Gold Tier International Dark Sky Reserve for having exceptionally dark skies. 

Explore the beaches of the Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast is unlike a typical scenic drive, the flat landscape is barren but for impressive dunes, dried out animal skeletons, and shipwreck bones until you reach the coast. Getting behind the wheel isn't for the faint of heart but the things we'll see along the way will be unforgettable.

Tribe memories!

Pictures from the Windhoek Chapter in 2022

Our Home in Swakopmund

Between the city centre and the beach

Hotel all to ourselves

25 members

Up to 75 mb optic fiber

Highlights

We are staying in a newly renovated 3- story hotel 5 min walk from the beach. We have the whole property to ourselves with amazing communal spaces to both hangout and be productive as well as a fully equipped industrial sized kitchen.

One of the communal spaces is a furnished rooftop terrace with great views. The space is perfect for morning coffee, yoga, short outdoor work session or Tribe gatherings. 

If an al fresco cowork area is not for you, we also have a large indoor air-conditioned coworking space at our Tribe home. 

The rooms are spacious with A/C, a TV, and small refrigerator.

January is known to be the best time of the year to visit destination as it is warm but not overwhelming hot!! The average temperature in Swakopmund in January for a typical day range from a high of 75°F (24°C) to a low of 63°F (17°C).

Good to Know

Similar to San Franciso, Swakopmund is one of the foggiest places in the world. The city is between the coastline and the desert and due to its unique location, fog rolls through the town from the cool sea water and warm dessert. There may be incredible picture opportunities for photographers in the group. The best time avoid too much fog is in the summer (Nov-Feb).

Days will be hot and nights could get chillier so be sure to pack layers. Also, the dry air and dust can damage electronics if we're not careful so bring protective coverings for your computer, phone, camera, and other important devices.

Because the country is filled with deserts we'll try to conserve water any chance we get. The tap water is generally safe to drink as many of the water sources are from underground aquifers.

This destination is better suited to experienced travellers and nomads. Come with an open mind and embrace the unknown, customs, culture and way of living. 

Available Upgrades


Add an available upgrade to your booking request when filling out the form below. Pictures are representative only due to multiple upgrades being available.

1 double bed or 2 twin beds, desks, mixed views (some city some ocean), (3 upgrades available)

$200

1 double bed, balcony with sea views and a work desk (4 upgrades available)

$250

King size bed (2 twin beds put together), balcony with sea view and a work desk (2 upgrades available)

$250

Large room with a king size bed, sliding doors with sea view, open plan bathroom with large tub in room and a work desk (1 upgrades available)

$350

Pictures are representative only due to multiple upgrades being available

Join Us in Swakopmund

Learn more about how WiFi Tribe Chapter prices work:

Membership Perks & Chapter Savings

Member

Joining your 1st or 2nd Chapter

$2,670

Private room

$1,660

Shared room

Nomad

Joining your 3rd or 4th Chapter

$2,370

Private room

$1,460

Shared room

Citizen

Joining your 5th or 6th Chapter

$2,170

Private room

$1,360

Shared room

Veteran

Joining your 7th Chapter then for life

$2,070

Private room

$1,260

Shared room

Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2024

Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.

Not a member? Apply here

Booking requests are confirmed in the order they're received. We also set aside a few spots to ensure a better Chapter experience by balancing the mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. All shared rooms are between 2 people of the same self-identified gender.

Not a Travel Program, a Community

We live, explore, and build our community together.

Embracing openness and curiosity, as a Tribe, we explore new place and ideas.

Do Life Together

We build relationships to last...the rest of our lives. Retirement-Tribe anyone?

Cocreate the Adventure

Discover how different travel feels when the experience is cocreated and shared as a Tribe.

Reignite Your Work

Realize your goals and dreams knowing you have the world's best cheerleaders in your corner.

Namibia Chapter FAQs

Find all general booking FAQs here and Chapter-specific information below.

Payment & cancellation deadlines


Chapter Payments:

  • Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Chapter price payment
  • The final full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the Chapter starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 8 weeks out to submit the full Chapter payment)
  • If your full payment is not received 8 weeks before the Chapter start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
  • Bookings made less than 8 weeks before the Chapter start date will pay the full Chapter price at booking

Cancellations:

The following cancellation policy applies:

  • Once the final price and accommodation details are announced, early bookers have 7 days to confirm their booking. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking. 
  • You have a 48-hour grace period to cancel a trip booking and not forfeit your deposit. If a booking is cancelled within 48 hours, the deposit will be released for a future trip.
  • Cancelling 6+ weeks before arrival: 100% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling 4-6 weeks before arrival: 50% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling less than 4 weeks before arrival: No refund. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.

What classifies a room as an upgrade?

We have three amenities categories we look at when selecting the upgrade rooms:

  • Functionality: desk, chair, kitchen, ensuite bathroom, privacy, AC, kitchenette or kitchen, fridge, walk-in closet or extra storage space etc.
  • How it looks: balcony, terrace, views, size of room, size of bed, windows/natural light, decor, living room or seating area, couch, coffee table, mirror etc.
  • Mixed: When possible, the room shares some of both of the above.
  • Securing the upgrade guarantees that you get the amenities you've paid for.
  • Upgrades that have not been secured will be assigned to members based on a number of different factors by the host (order of booking, circle level, etc.)
  • If all rooms have a particular amenity such as AC we do not offer upgrades for that particular amenity.

Closest airport and transportation information

Closest airport: Walvis Bay (WVB) or Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH)


In the Chapter's Slack channel before arrival, members often coordinate transportation to our homes together. You'll receive our address 4 weeks from the Chapter's start date.

COVID related FAQs and Policies

See our COVID guidelines and procedures here.

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