Getting To Namibia
Getting to Namibia is a little more tricky than say getting to South Africa due to only +- seven international airlines that fly directly into Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport. Namibia is a large country with a small population and simply does not require the aviation backbone that other African powerhouses require. This leads to the fact that only one major international airport.
The only other "international airport" is Walvis Bay and the only international airline that operates out of there is South Africa Airways, so yes one does not have a choice when flying to Namibia. It is either direct to Windhoek or catch a connecting flight from South Africa.
As a more cost-effective alternative, we would suggest fly-in into either Johannesburg or Cape Town (South Africa) and then catching a connecting flight to Namibia. This option does offer a day or two exploring the attraction that surrounds either of these cities or simply just a night layover to get over that long 10-12 hour flight from Europe.
Travelling To Namibia
Arriving in Namibia by Air
Please see the list below for international Airlines that fly directly into Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport
Arriving in Namibia by Road
Should you be the adventurous type, self-driving options are available from Johannesburg (through Botswana or the Northern Cape) or Cape Town heading directly north. Both options do require a drive of around 1000 kilometres and more. Like we said, only the adventurous.
Restrictions on baggage only really apply when one is participating in a fly-in safari, otherwise, general airline limits should be adhered too.
Hosea Kutako International Airport is 45 kilometres from Windhoek itself (around a 30-minute journey). A small and modern airport with good facilities, a small duty-free shopping section and numerous restaurants.