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How to get to Namibia

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Namibia has a great tourism infrastructure and is easily accessed from all over the world. You can fly, drive, bus, or even get there by train or boat if you like, but you simply must visit Namibia during your southern Africa safari. This vast country is filled with activities, unique adventures and scenic attractions for every kind of traveller to enjoy.

Getting there by air

Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek is the main entry point for flights to Namibia. The airport is located 45 minutes from the capital, Windhoek, and is serviced by the following airlines:

  • Air Namibia
  • South African Airways
  • Kulula
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • TAAG Angola Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa

The national carrier of Namibia, Air Namibia, operates flights from Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls and Maun, as well as many domestic flights within the country.

It is also possible to fly into Walvis Bay from Johannesburg on-board South African Airways and BA Comair under the banners of SA Express and Kulula respectively.

Also, a wide range of private chartered flights operate between Eros, Keetmanshoop, Oranjemund, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Grootfontein, Mpacha, Runud, Walvis Bay and Luderitz Airports as well as nature reserves, including Etosha National Park.

While flying is an expensive option, the advantages of this mode of travel include speed, comfort and a bird’s eye view of the vast scenic expanses that make up Namibia.


Driving into Namibia from one of the neighbouring African countries is well worth the extra effort if you have the time. There are 11 border posts on the country’s perimeter:

  • Oahikango and Ruacana from Angola
  • Buitepos, Ngoma Gate and Mohembo from Botswana
  • Araimsvlei, Klein Menasse, Noordoewer, Aroab, and Velloosdrif from South Africa
  • Wenela from Zambia on the Caprivi Strip

The roads in Namibia are good, with some of the best gravel roads in the world. You will discover a wealth of hidden treasures and lesser-known roadside attractions on your travels and have a chance to admire the wildlife and vegetation along the way. There are many options for staying overnight as you traverse this vast country. To get the most of your trip, it is recommended that you hire a 4×4 vehicle, as the going can get rough in Africa.

Car rentals are available throughout Namibia and there are many tour operators who will assist you with the entire process – from arranging your travel to suggesting possible routes and attractions.

For a real thrill, experienced motorcyclists can even hire an off-road motor bike and see the country that way.

Going by Coach

If sharing your adventure with likeminded travellers appeals to you, you can contact your travel agent about one of the package tours to Namibia. The following are a few of the companies that offer group tours to Namibia:

  • Springbok Atlas
  • Nomad Tours
  • Acacia Africa

Alternatively, Intercape travels to Windhoek from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Victoria Falls.

Shipping in

You can book a luxury cruise from Cape Town to Walvis Bay or Luderitz with MSC cruise lines.

Take the Train

For a sightseeing extravaganza with a difference, why not take the train to explore Namibia. Luxury 10 and 12 day trips are offered by Rovos Rail and the Shongololo Express. These trips leave from Pretoria in South Africa and include game drives and excursions to most of Namibia’s best sights in the deal.

However you choose to get to Namibia, you can look forward to unforgettable experiences in this leading African tourist destination.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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