Cheap Flights to Namibia
Namibia in southwest Africa is notable for diamonds, the Namib desert and some of the most dramatic landscapes in Africa. Home to a range of wildlife including a noteworthy cheetah population, the widespread salt pans in the Etosha National Park attract rhinos, giraffes and other animals including the recent once in a lifetime sighting of a black rhino with three horns.
Windhoek, the largest city and capital is geographically situated in central Namibia at an elevation of 1,600m and is the starting point for the majority of safaris.
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Namibia International Airport
Weather In Namibia
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Namibia provides around 300 days of sunshine annually. The summer months from October to April average monthly temperatures of between 20 to 34°C, sometimes reaching 40°C with respite from the heat as evening approaches. Minimum temperatures during winter average between 6 and 10°C while generally days are around 18 and 22°C. The country’s rainy season from October to April varies with less than 50mm along the coast, 350mm in the central interior and in the Caprivi around 700mm.
When to fly to Namibia
If heading for Etosha National Park, the ideal time is during winter, from May to October, also highly regarded the best game viewing period. By using our simple flight search facility we guarantee you will find cheap flights to Namibia in a few seconds. Additionally December is also a good time to view game in Etosha while the summer months are best for bird watching but if visiting the Caprivi Strip, be aware of malaria as its the wettest region and avoid going during January and February.
Getting around Namibia
Namibia’s public transport is cheap and reliable but unfortunately serves mainly locals and is restricted to main roads between main residential areas.
The best way to get around is driving your own car or a rental vehicle. The country has an excellent system of roads that cover the length of the country and facilitate most vehicles except in the Kaokoveld where a 4x4 may be necessary. Reputable rental companies include Avis, Budget and Europcar.
Rail transport with Trans-Namib Railways links major towns but is slow with some trains stopping at every station. Windhoek is the main centre for rail travel with trains travelling east to Gobabis, west to Swakopmund and south to Keetmanshoop. Classes of travel offered are economy and business-class, however sleepers are not available and as most services are overnight, rail travel is not that popular seldom fully booked. Tourists can still choose between two tourist trains. The fairly plush Desert Express offers weekly overnight trips between Windhoek and Swakopmund either way with either a single or double at the rate of N$6,000/9,400. En-suite cabins afford proper beds, heating and air-conditioning with large windows for viewing the passing scenery. Also available is a seven-day package comprising Swakopmund and Etosha National Park with wildlife drives and picnic lunches in the bush. The Shongololo Dune Express is easily comparable to one of the world’s best 5-star hotels. Experience a 12-day journey between Johannesburg and Tsumeb, via Mariental, Windhoek, Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund covering Namibia’s main attractions. Take pleasure in being wined and dined, luxuriate under a hot shower before slipping between superior fine linen for a peaceful night’s rest. Dependent on the type of cabin, a single all-inclusive rate starts from around R24,800 to R39,995 for a double, per person.
Travellers preferring to fly within Namibia can do so with Air Namibia who often offer cheap flights in Namibia. Departing from Eros Airport there are six weekly flights to Rundu, Ondangwa and Katima Mulilo and from Windhoek, destinations include Lüderitz and Oranjemund, three times a week with a daily flight to Walvis Bay.
Buses are not widespread with luxury services constrained to Intercape Mainliner that services Windhoek to Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Grootfontein, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop and Oshikango with meals included. Local mini-buses follow main routes around the country and depart from the Rhino Park petrol station in Windhoek.
Namibia – insider information
- Located in Windhoek is the Christuskirche built in 1907.
- Visit the Lüderitz Museum to learn about the town and the diamond industry and pop over to the Evangelical Lutheran church, set high on Diamond Hill with building completed in 1912 including the Goerke Haus that blends into the rock face, constructed in 1910.
- A must is the Fish River Canyon, 160km in length and 27km wide where facilities include camping, bungalows and caravans. Take a walking trail or indulge your body in a bubbling hot spring.
- Hire a quality guide for a trip into the Namib Desert for an unbelievable experience when spotting a Golden Wheel spider, a brightly coloured Palmato gecko, a Namaqua chameleon, a Tok tokkie beetle, a Shovel-snouted lizard or a Peringueys adder that side-winds for efficient movement over the dunes.