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    Default Mirabib Park Permit

    Hi All I am planning to camp at Mirabib next year. I see you can pay for the campsite at the gate, however you also need a permit for the park only obtainable at either Swakop or Sesriem. As neither places are on my route does anyone know if one can get a permit online?
    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Mirabib Park Permit

    Hi Micky

    I don't know the answer to your question, but I see no-one responded so-far.

    I camped there last year and bought my permit at Sesriem.
    I doubt very much whether you can buy it online. That might be expecting a bit much of the authorities.

    It is quite "wild" there in terms of facilities: no water, toilets, etc.
    We also had to do a cleanup of the camp (strewn garbage) before setting up camp. That was a bit disappointing.

    It is however utterly beautiful and desolate. I can certainly recommend it.

    Regards
    Danie
    Stellenbosch

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    Default Re: Mirabib Park Permit

    NHere are some notes I made for myself. Not sure who I got this from (so cannot credit them) but this might help. They do make the point that you cannot get the permit on line:
    Permits

    Attached is 2 Links in this regard.
    http://members.mweb.com.na/resorts/namib.html

    http://www.travel-namibia.com/national-parks/fees/

    n order to enter any state-owned conservation area in Namibia a so-called Permit is required. It refers to an authorization paper to enter a specific area in the country.

    It is not possible to buy permits online. All permits are issued by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism only. This is often confusing, as travellers think that they can get a permit also with Namibia Wildlife Resorts, however, NWR is only the public operator of different accommodation establishments in the parks. It has nothing to do with permits whatsoever.

    Permits can be bought at the following places:

    At the entrance of a nature reserve, national park, etc., however, it has in most cases to be paid in the next accommodation en-route (e.g. you get a permit when you enter Etosha through the south gate, but you pay for it at Camp Okaukuejo). This is NOT the case for Namib-Naukluft-Park and Dorob National Park (keep in mind: here only the B2, C28, D1982, D1998, and C14 are permit-free)!
    For Namib-Naukluft-Park and Dorob National Park you get the permit in Sesriem.
    For the Naukluft section of the Namib-Naukluft-Park the permit can be bought at the small office close to the start of the Olive Trail; this office is often not operating and thus it is strongly recommended to get the permit in Sesriem beforehand.
    For Mudumu and Nkasa Lupala (Mamili) National Park as well as Bwabwata National Park you get the Permit at the closes ranger station to the parks entrance.
    Always and for any nature reserve, national park, etc. a permit can be bought at the MET offices in Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
    Entering a restricted section or nature reserve, national park, etc. without having a valid permit is an offence and you might get a fine (first fine generally N$ 300) and/or you are ordered to leave the park immediately.

    In most cases you may pay the permit by credit or debit card. However, DO NOT rely on it! Cash is accepted in N$ and ZAR only!



    Permit Office Opening Hours
    Windhoek (NEW: corner of Dr Kenneth Kaunda St (formerly Uhlandstraße) & Robert Mugabe Ave): Mon-Fri 8-17 hrs (8 am-5pm), Sat/Sun 8-13 hrs (8am-1pm)
    Walvis Bay (643 Heinrich Baumann St) & Swakopmund (corner Bismarck St & Sam Nujoma Ave): Mon-Fri 8-13 hrs (8 am until 1 pm) and 14-17 hrs (2 pm until 5 pm), Sat/Sun 8-13 hrs (8am-1pm)
    Parks: sunrise to sunset 7 days a week



    Permit Tariffs
    New as of 1 July 2014: Permits are valid for 24 hours (for overnight visitors only) and per calendar day (for other visitors)!

    Foreigners

    N$ 80 (below 16 years free) for Etosha, Cape Cross, Ai-Ais/Fishriver, Skeleton Coast, Naukluft Park (Sesriem & Sossusvlei), Waterberg
    N$ 40 (below 16 years free) for any other park, reserve, etc.
    N$ 50 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 30) for Twyfelfontein and Brandberg
    N$ 40 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 30) for Petrified Forest
    N$ 15 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 10) Heroes’ Acre
    N$ 10 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 5) for Eenhana Shrine
    Botanical Garden in Windhoek is free
    SADC citizens

    N$ 60 (below 16 years free) for Etosha, Ai-Ais/Fishriver, Skeleton Coast, Naukluft Park (Sesriem & Sossusvlei), Waterberg
    N$ 30 (below 16 years free) for any other park, reserve, etc.
    N$ 50 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 30) for Twyfelfontein and Brandberg
    N$ 40 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 30) for Petrified Forest
    N$ 15 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 10) Heroes’ Acre
    N$ 10 (below 6 years free; children 6-17 years N$ 5) for Eenhana Shrine
    Botanical Garden in Windhoek is free

    Namib Naukluft Park
    The Namib-Naukluft Park is not only Namibia's largest park, but one of the largest in Africa. The Namib is considered to be one of the oldest deserts in the world. To visitors it presents an ever-changing kaleidoscope of landscapes which range from the shifting dunes of the sand seas to expansive gravel plains and the scenic lagoon at Sandwich. From a tourist perspective, the park can be divided into four areas: the Namib section between the Swakop and Kuiseb rivers, Sandwich, the Naukluft section and the central Namib sand sea, including Sesriem and Sossusvlei.
    Each of these areas has distinctive flora and fauna and offers visitors entirely different experiences and scenery.
    WHERE :
    From the coast this section of the park is easily accessible from both Swakopmund and Walvis Bay along the C28 and the C14. Visitors travelling from Windhoek have a choice of three gravel surface roads through the Khomas Hochland, but at least five or six hours are needed if you are coming from Windhoek, and motorists must ensure that they have sufficient fuel.
    The C28 is the most direct gravel surface route between Windhoek and Swakopmund, but caravans are not permitted because of the steep gradient of the Bosua Pass (1:5) which is best travelled from east to west.
    Most of the route linking Windhoek and Walvis Bay via the Us Pass (1:10) is a district road and corrugated sections are quite common. The road winds through several dry river courses which are sometimes impassable to sedan cars after heavy rains.
    The southernmost route, the Gamsberg Pass, links Windhoek with Walvis Bay. It is the most spectacular of the three routes and is referred to as the Garden Route of Namibia. Travellers are afforded dramatic views of the rugged Kuiseb Canyon on entering the park.
    ACCOMMODATION

    The following campsites with very basic facilities can be found in this region :

    Kuiseb Bridge
    Mirabib
    Homeb
    Kriess-se-Rus
    Vogelfederberg
    Bloedkoppie
    Groot tinkas
    Ganab
    FACILITIES :
    Facilities at camp sites are limited to fireplaces, refuse bins and toilets and visitors must ensure that they have sufficient water, firewood, fuel and all other supplies for the duration of their stay.

    ADMISSION FEES :
    Picture
    Adults N$ 10.00
    Children (6-16) N$ 1.00
    Sedan N$ 10.00
    Caravan N$ 10.00
    Mini-bus (up to 10 seats) N$ 10.00
    Bus, 11 - 25 seater N$ 30.00
    Bus, 26 - 50 seater N$ 80.00
    Bus, 51 and more seats N$ 120.00
    Namib camping sites: N$ 70.00 per night (maximum, 8 people per site);

    Namib Section: No permit required when travelling through this area on the main roads. Permit required when travelling on sign-posted tourist roads.
    Admission and camping fees for Kuiseb Bridge, Mirabib, Homeb, Kriess-se-rus, Vogeifederberg, Bloedkopie, Groot Tinkas and Ganab can be paid at Hardap, Sesriem, L�deritz and the tourist office in Swakopmund during the week, as well as the Windhoek tourist office, where cashier hours are from 08:00 to 15:00 (Mondays to Fridays only)
    Weekend permits can be obtained in Swakopmund from Hans Kries Service Station and the Namib I offices and in Walvis Bay from CWB Service Station and Suidwes Diensstasie.
    Wood and water must be provided by visitors.

    For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact :

    Director of Tourism
    RESERVATIONS

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