Cheap Flights to Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa that is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east. Namibia’s capital and largest city is Windhoek. The arid Namib and Kalahari deserts make Namibia one of the least densely populated countries in the world, at 2.1 million people. This makes the country boast of vast unspoiled spaces perfect for exploration.

What to see & do

Namibia is one of the destination hotspots in Africa for ecotourism, highlighting the country’s remarkable natural attractions and extensive wildlife, many of which are endemic. The country also shares the arid region of the Kalahari Desert with South Africa and Botswana. The desert is one Namibia’s popular geographical features due to its variety of localized environments, including the Succulent Karoo, a desert ecoregion that is home to more than 5,000 species of plants, nearly half of which are endemic. Around 10% of the world’s succulents are found in the Karoo due to its stable nature of precipitation.

One of the oldest deserts in the world, the Coastal Desert, can also be found in Namibia. The Coastal Desert’s sand dunes are the highest in the world, which are created by the strong onshore winds. A nice contrast to the country’s deserts is its shoreline, where there are rich marine and coastal resources waiting to be explored.

Ecotourists in Namibia are accommodated by the abundance of lodges and reserves in the country. Among the most visited are the Caprivi Strip, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast Park, Sesriem, Etosha Pan, and the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and Luderitz. One popular activity in Namibia is sport hunting, boasting various species sought after by sport hunters all over the world. Extreme sports should also be experienced here, such as sandboarding, skydiving, and riding a 4x4.

How to get around within Namibia

Travelling by land is more common in Namibia, rather than by air. The roads of the primary routes in the country are paved, while the secondary routes are of well-graded gravel. Car rentals are available in Namibia, and a 4x4 is not necessary unless when driving on tertiary roads as well as the Skeleton Coast. Drivers should also remember that driving at night tend to be dangerous because of the wildlife roaming on the roads. Traffic drives on the left, and be sure to always have a spare tire.

If opting for public transportation, travelers can choose between minibus taxis (combis), TransNamib buses, and the TransNamib railway. The routes available in the railway are: Windhoek-Otjiwarongo-Tsumeb, Windhoek-Gobabis, Windhoek-Swakopmund-Walvis Bay, Windhoek-Keetmanshoop, and Walvis Bay-Swakopmund-Tsumeb. Several tour companies also operate in Namibia. If travelling by air, Westwing offers scheduled and charter flights throughout the country.

How to get there

The main port of entry via air in Namibia is the Hosea Kutako International Airport, 45 minutes east of Windhoek. The airline Air Namibia operates flights from Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, and Maun to Hosea Kutako International Airport. The country also has the smaller Eros Airport where some flights from Cape Town land. South African Airways and operate flights from South Africa.

Getting into Namibia by car is also possible via nine border posts with neighboring countries: Oshikango and Ruacana in Angola; Buitepos and Mhembo in Botswana; Araimsvlei, Verloorsdrift, Noordoewer, and Oranjemund in South Africa; and Wenela in Zambia. There are international bus services from Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Botswana, and Johannesburg.

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