Getting Around in Namibia

Getting around Namibia is easy. There are various means of transportation in the country such as seaports, highways, railways, and airport. Namibia is trying its best to improve their transportation facilities. The Central Plateau is currently serving as their transportation corridor to the northern part of Africa.

Before going for a Namibia travel adventure, you should prepare all necessary things such as your passport and visa. Namibia travel agencies can help you regarding these matters. Namibia embassy rules depend on the city you come from, as well as other cases. As for general requirements, visitors are required to have their own passports, valid for 6 months from the date of entry and departure. They should also posses a return or onward ticket. For Visa requirements, here are some rules that apply: for Namibia nationals, tourists who are willing to stay for up to 3 months only – holders of British passports, or nationals of Angola, Zimbabwe Armenia, Zambia Australia, Uzbekistan, Austria, United States, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Tanzania, Botswana, Tajikistan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Cuba, Sweden, Denmark, Swaziland, Finland, Spain, France, South Africa, Georgia, Singapore, Germany, Russia, Iceland, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Kenya, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Lesotho, Malaysia, Liechtenstein, Malawi, & Luxembourg, they are not required to acquire a Namibian visa.

When getting around the towns for a Namibia travel, you can use the bus, train, or your own car. There are many railways in Namibia which are connected to the different towns in Namibia. When you want to travel by train, book your tickets in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Train destinations are Ariamsvlei, Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund, Tsume, and Walvis Bay. Trains are however very slow compared to other means of transportation. Travelling by bus in Namibia is also possible. Usual route of buses are in the towns of Luderitz, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and other major towns. Take note that buses wait for the bus to be full before leaving. If you travel by your own car, it would be convenient. There are many highways in Namibia that you can explore. The infrastructures in Namibia are good so you don’t have to worry about road problems. Make sure that you posses an international driving license when you travel by your car going to Namibia.

For Namibia flights, there are various domestic flights available such as the Eros Airport located in Windhoek, the Mpacha Airport, the Luderitz Airport, the Swakopmund Airport, and the Rooikop Airport in Walvis Bay.

There are two major airports in Namibia: the Hosea Kutako International Airport and the Walvis Bay Airport. Hosea Kutako International Airport is the only international airport of Namibia. It is located in the eastern part of Windhoek. Hosea Kutako International Airport offers flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Windhoek. Cape Town to Windhoek flights are offered daily at 10:35 am, while Johannesburg to Windhoek flights are offered daily at 10:55 am and 1:20 pm. Walvis Bay Airport is located in the western part of Walvis Bay. It is the second largest airport in Namibia. Walvis Bay Airport offers daily flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay or from Cape Town to Walvis Bay. Flights from Cape Town to Walvis Bay are cheaper. Air Namibia offers international flights from Germany or United Kingdom to Windhoek.