Things to Know


The Capital Windhoek is well served with regional and International Airlines, which making flying here quite easy from Europe or via some of the African hubs like Johannesburg. Windhoek is the main entry point by air to Namibia.

Current Airlines arriving in Namibia

Air Namibia - South African Airways (Via Johannesburg )– British Airways ( Via Johannesburg ) – Ethiopian Airlines ( Via Addis Ababa )- –Qatar ( via Qatar ) – Rwanda Air ( via Kigali ) – Air Namibia ( Via Windhoek ) – Fastjet


Namibia has a small and scattered population so the country has the lowest level of lockdown enforcement in the region at this time. The exception being the commercial port city of Walvis Bay where there are more specific enforcements. From Mid August Namibia will be reopening its International borders and airports but this is to allow travel from specific countries that they feel have less risk. So this could be a moveable menu of countries allowed as time goes.


There is a very limited train service in Namibia but it is possible to travel on the transnamib service - the Starline Train which travels from the South of the country through Windhoek and across to the coast at Walvis Bay.

Self Drive

The country has a good network of roads and a number of border posts that allow access from all its neighbouring countries, vehicle hire is available locally and there are a number of companies offering this service with a wide range of equipped or unequipped vehicles suited for Namibia. Right across the country there are a large number of accommodation options in campsites or bed and breakfast type cottages or camps that are available to you. Some need to be pre booked or you can design your trip as you go and work it out when you are there. For Etosha and Sossusvlei areas, I do suggest that you pre- book this as these are very popular spots to be.