Getting to Namibia

Flying to Namibia

If you are flying from North or South America, you will a flight with at least one stopover. If you are flying from Europe, most major cities will require one stop, with the exception of Frankfurt, Germany, which offers direct flights to Windhoek on Air Namibia. The same holds true for cities like Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. All require at least one stop.

If you are flying to Windhoek from within Africa, you can fly direct from Johannesburg and from Gaborone, Botswana one day/week. From all other major cities, you will most likely need to stop in Johannesburg.

Driving to Namibia

If you are planning on spending some time in southern Africa and have hired a car, here are some driving distances and/or times to Windhoek. It is roughly 17 hours to drive from Cape Town to Windhoek, on a fairly straight route. The drive from Johannesburg to Windhoek is also roughly 17 hours, and requires you to pass through Botswana. The drive from Maun, Botswana to Windhoek will take just over 10 hours, and from Gaborone, just over 14 hours.  If you plan on flying into Livingstone Airport in Zambia, the drive to Windhoek is around 18 hours.

If time is not a concern and budgets are tight, companies like Intercape service many of the towns in southern Africa. 

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The following airlines travel to Namibia

1time Airline

Low-cost carrier in South Africa. We travel to over 1000 destinations with our flights that are just a click away. 1time Airline (Pty) Ltd was a low cost South African airline that operated for approximately 8 years between the year 2004 and 2012. They are also based in Johannesburg, near O.R Thambo International Airport. The airline only flew Domestic flights around South Africa with many of them being the more famous destinations.

Also flies to: Botswana Mozambique South Africa
Air Berlin

Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa. airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines. Offering 150 destinations worldwide and award-winning service, airberlin is the first choice for more than 31,7 million travellers.

Also flies to: Kenya Malawi South Africa
Air France

The French flag carrier. Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France,. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France.

Also flies to: Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Gabon Kenya Madagascar Mozambique South Africa Zimbabwe
Air Namibia

National airline of Namibia. Air Namibia (Pty) Limited is a proprietary limited company incorporated in accordance with the Company’s Act. Air Namibia is the national airline of the Republic of Namibia, with the Government of Namibia as its sole Shareholder. The company’s business operations primarily involve provision of air transport services for passengers and cargo. Through its subsidiary company, Air Namibia Ground Handling (Pty) Limited, it provides ground handling services for passengers and aircraft at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airline is positioned as a niche carrier serving domestic points within Namibia, the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia and Botswana. The airline also serves the entire European network through Frankfurt.

Also flies to: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
Blue Sky Airways

Botswana's first high capacity charter and schedule flight service. To ensure maximum passenger comfort, BlueSky operates the Boeing 737-300. The Boeing 737 series boasts as being the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation. BlueSky was the first Botswana airline to register a Boeing aircraft. Tried and true; our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards to ensure superior safety and reliability.

Also flies to: Botswana South Africa
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Chapman Freeborn is Africa’s leading aircraft charter company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised group and VIP passenger charter solutions across the African continent and around the globe. Chapman Freeborn is renowned for arranging dedicated air charter transportation for VIP clients’ unique safari itineraries, often assisting with movements to and from the most remote areas of the continent, always to an exacting standard. With more than 30 locations strategically located across 6 continents, the company’s local - and global - coverage is truly unparalleled.

Comair

Domestic services in South Africa. An aviation company founded in 1946, Comair Limited is managed and owned by South Africans through its listing on the JSE. For close to 70 years, Comair has provided consistent value, reliability and professionalism. British Airways and kulula.com now carry an average of 4.8 million passengers per annum locally and regionally. Our reputation of quality and passion for service will ensure Comair continues to play a major role in the South African aviation and travel industry.

Also flies to: South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
Condor

Condor Flugdienst Gmb is a German leisure airline based in Frankfurt. In 1955, Condor, the leisure airline of Thomas Cook AG, is founded on December 21 as “Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH” by four partners, Norddeutscher Lloyd (27.75%), Hamburg-Amerika-Linie (27.75%), Deutsche Lufthansa (26%) and Deutsche Bundesbahn (18.5%). The home airport is Frankfurt am Main. The fleet comprises three British-made, twin-engined Vickers Viking prop jobs, each with 36 seats. Since October 1, 2013, all the companies in the Thomas Cook Group have come together under a single symbol: the Sunny Heart. So the Sunny Heart appears on the tails of the aircraft of Thomas Cook Group Airlines to express their common identity. From October 2013 to summer 2014, the entire Condor longhaul fleet will gradually be fitted with a new cabin, with in-seat entertainment in all classes, and fully-automatic, comfortable reclining seats in the new Condor Business Class.

Also flies to: Kenya South Africa Tanzania
Kulula.com

Low-cost services in South Africa and to neighbouring countries. kulula.com is a fun loving and professional airline based in South Africa. Passengers can be assured that every safety precaution is taken before every flight. Passengers can book cheap flights to domestic destinations and more. We also offer affordable hotel accommodation and car hire, making travelling in South Africa easier than it’s ever been.

Also flies to: Kenya South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
Lufthansa

The flag carrier of Germany. The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of around 540 subsidiaries and equity investments, which in the financial year 2014 were organised into five operating segments: Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and, up to the end of 2014, IT Services. All the segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.

Mack Air

MACK AIR is a fixed-wing charter company operating from Maun International Airport in northern Botswana. Our services include: game lodge and camp transfers for tourists. medical evacuations as and when needed. private and business charter. scenic flights over the Okavango. supply runs to and from game lodges. Based in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango, our destinations are throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries reaching as far as Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Vilanculos and Windhoek.

Also flies to: Botswana South Africa Zambia
Moremi Air

Moremi Air Services (Pty) Ltd, is an air charter company based from Maun in Botswana. The company has been operating since 1997 and has been under new management from June 2003. We have a fleet of 8 different aircraft suited to regional and internationl flying – both single and twin engine, as well as turbine aircraft. We operate from Botswana and into Zambia, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Our staff are passionate about their vocations, and are eager to make sure that your journey is part of a memorable safari experience. "Moremi Air – The Journey is the experience”

Also flies to: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
SA Airlink

Regional services in South Africa. Choose Airlink to connect you to 35 destinations in 9 African countries. With more than 21 years of of customer focused experience along with the widest network and choice of flights, you get where you want to be, when you want to be there.

Also flies to: Botswana Madagascar Mozambique South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
SA Express

Domestic airlines in South Africa. SA Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier established on 24 April 1994. SA Express has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa. As a regional airline with route networks covering major local and regional cities, SA Express plays a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is vital contributor to the country’s socio-economic development. The airline’s head office is based at Airways Park in Johannesburg. SA Express has a growing fleet of aircraft and implements self-technical maintenance for all its fleet types at OR Tambo International Airport. An integrated, sustainable regional airline connecting secondary and main airports.

Also flies to: Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Mozambique South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
South African Airways (SAA)

National airline of South Africa. At South African Airways we are the proud national airline of South Africa. We offer great value flights to and from South Africa as well as within our beautiful country. We are committed to the highest standards in everything we do and aim to deliver a world-class experience on every flight. Plan and book your flights with us and experience why we are one of the leading airlines in Africa.

Swiss

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is the national airline of Switzerland. It serves 106 destinations in 49 countries all over the world from Zurich, Basel and Geneva. With a fleet of 95 aircraft, SWISS transports in the region of 16 million passengers every year. Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive airport-to-airport service for high-quality goods and intensive-care freight to some 120 destinations in more than 80 countries.

Also flies to: Kenya Mozambique South Africa Tanzania
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About Namibia

Capital:
Windhoek
Population:
2 million
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Total area:
825,418 km² (318,696 miles²)
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Languages:
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Swakopmund (SWP)
Walvis Bay (WVB)
Windhoek (WDH)

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