Namibia Transportation

  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer
  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer
  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer

Namibia Transportation

  • reliable safari tour agent

    to travel around Namibia I wouild suggest to book at a reliable Namibian tour agenteitehr if you do selfdrive tours or complete full tailored tours with professional guide/driverwe were lucky with our absolut excellent tour agent MATITITOURSto a perfect 11 days tour organized by Marlenewith our perfect driver/guide Lesley

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  • Salt Road

    The most unusual road surface I've ever driven on is the salt road that heads north from Swakopmund along the Skeleton Coast. Yes, the construction material is salt.That being said; the drive itself is uniteresting and rather boring. Generally too far from the sea to see anything and too far from the more interesting parts of the country.

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  • Flights to Windhoek

    Greetings.Fly with Air Namibia,it is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Windhoek.Take the train or S.Bahn from brussels,Air Namibia might even include part of the trip in your ticket.Sure they have technical delays like any other airline.I would give a stop over a miss as this would ad almost a day extra traveling both ways.In fact if they have...

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  • Extended Range Fuel Tanks

    A number of companies rent "extended range" or "double tank" vehicles for trips to out of the way places in Namibia. I can only relate our experience, but it is my understanding that this is common practices amongst many of the companies that rent these vehicles.The vehicles are an aftermarket conversion, where a second non-OEM (Original Equipment...

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  • Buying fuel - Cash only

    When planning your cash requirements, remember that gas stations in Namibia do not accept credit cards! Carry enough cash to cover your fuel needs.

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  • Just Back - Namibian Road Trip May 2011

    Our party of three middle-aged women travelled through Namibia in May 2011 on a self-drive, custom trip arranged by ATI Holiday Tours, Windhoek, Namibia (http://www.infotour-africa.com). What a huge difference it made to have someone in-country guide us in our choices and make all the arrangements. We loved the beauty and variety of Namibia. We...

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  • Namibian Explorer with African Routes

    There are really only two options for visiting the park and Namibia in general. One option is to hire a car which is great because it gives you flexibility and allows you to go where you want when you want. This can be expensive unless you have a several people to split the cost.The other option is to take a tour with an overland company. There are...

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  • With Air Namibia to Windhoek

    I traveled from Frankfurt/Germany to Windhoek with Air Namibia. I bought the ticket at a special price for EUR 520 (in USD it is round about 550). It was a new plane, the service was excellent and there was enough place between the rows.In 2004 I booked my flight last minute with www.ltur.de for EUR 532. It was also with Air Namibia. On L Tur's...

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  • Moving around Namibia

    Public transport in Namibia is far from ideal. The railway network is scarce, trains are slow and unreliable - that's why train travelling is not popular. As for the system of roads it is good. It's made up of excellent tarred roads (7800km) linking main cities and good gravel roads (64 800 km) leading to majority of tourist attractions in Namibia....

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  • Road trip in Namibia

    Most Namibian roads from Windhoek the capital to Namib-Naukluft National Park in the south are on gravel roads. A normal tarnsmission car is fine although a four by four with its superior traction is better. Greatest danger fro tourists driving in Namibia is overturning their vehicles becuase they're driving too fast or they hit an animal. But its...

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  • KEEP LEFT

    Driving in Namibia is on the left hand side of the road. That’s the rule for paved roads. For salt, sand and gravel roads you drive where ever you need to in order to avoid car-killing rocks and animals. Keep a watch out for other cars coming towards you on unpaved roads. They are also trying to avoid animals and rocks which destroy instead of...

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  • birds, overtaking, waving and...

    Mostly you will have the roads to yourself - although every bird in the country will try to bombard you as you drive - I am sure they sit there on the roadside "ahhh oncoming car let's play "chicken" with it - you fly left - you right and you, you fly head on'. I sadly believe there is probably not one car that goes through Namibia without killing...

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  • of borders, papers and pens....

    To take the car across the border you must have all the necessary paperwork. If it is a hire car you will need chassis numbers, engine numbers, registration numbers, letters of authority blah blah blah... and do tke a note of the colour of your vehicle... ours was actually silver but by the time we concluded our trip... the colour under all that...

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  • The utter darkness...

    As with all of Africa - the sun sets fast and then is is VERY DARK!There are bad roads, drunken people staggering to their villages, big animals, small animals, other vehicles (on occasion!)... there is not a lot of fun driving in Africa in the dark and it is quite dangerous and tiresome. So, set off in good time, know where you are going and when...

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  • goodies to cross the border

    There are some wonderful and cheap purchases to be made in Namibia, especially near to the borders... I thought the little craft stops 2 minutes from Botswana would have been pricey - captive audience... instead I had the Botswana (sun-glassed) lady officers raiding my recent purchases and demanding to know prices... then not believing how cheap I...

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  • road tax

    If you are entering Namibia with a foreign vehicle you will have to pay a nominal road tax... it is a good idea to have small denomination notes for this - they may not always have change for you... if it is an amount you are happy to write off, fine but if it is a larger sum of money and you want your change you may to wait for the next person to...

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  • taking that ride to nowhere, we'll take...

    Firstly this is a country where you simply MUST drive yourself. It is that simple and it is that easy and it is incredible!You really want a 4x4. But, if for whatever reason you don't get one or cannot get one then you certainly want a high clearance 2-wheel drive and a tow rope. The roads are not a total disaster but it is better to be over...

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  • Bus from Windhoek to Botswana

    The trans Kalahari line departs at 06 AM. This is the main bus from Windhoek to Johannesburg via the Kalahari desert. The route: Windhoek-Gobabis-Boitepos (Botswana border)-Ghanzi (people to Maun can go off and change bus here)-Gaborone-Johannesburg.

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  • Bus from Windhoek to Katima Mulio

    The south African company "Intercape" have buslines through the south western part of Africa. One of the buslines goes from Windhoek to Victoria Falls, through the Khomas region, Otjozondjupa region, Okavango region, caprivo region. It is 1250 km on the Caprivo highway. The main stop before the Zambian border is Katima Mulilo.Departure from...

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  • Air Namibia

    Air Namibia is the national airline. It's a little airline with only one inter-continental route to Frankfurt, Germany (Airbus 340-300). The rest are routes to the bordering countries Angola, South-Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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  • Car Rental

    I can recommend www.advancedcarhire.comMichael which is the owner took good care of us, we been picked up from the airport and also back to our return flight. The car was perfect, almost new, and when we return it there was no hassle what's so ever.Ask to have two spare tyres just in case, we had one puncture during our trip which is about the...

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  • SWA Safaris

    Many people find it safe enough to hire a vehicle and drive Namibia themselves. The roads are not bad at all and it is a relatively safe country at the moment. The dangerous areas have forbidden access and permits are needed for other areas.I therefore booked a tour and would highly recommend it.The company was SWA Safaris based in Windhouk and...

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  • THE VERY VERY SLOW TRAIN

    Before you get really excited about travelling around Namibia by train, let me lower your expectations now. The train system is primarily designed for shipping freight and agricultural products. They travel VERY slowly and don’t go to many places. You may need more than one book to read. Notably they do go to Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and Tsumeb....

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  • THE MAIN AIRPORT

    Namibia’s main International Airport (Windhoek Hosea Kutako International) lies about 45 kilometres from the city of Windhoek. It has the flowing Airlines and destinationsAir Namibia (Cape Town, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London-Gatwick, Luanda, Maun, Victoria Falls) Air Botswana (Gaborone) British Airways British Airways operated by Comair...

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  • Car Hire/Rental

    Check out the car beforehand to make sure everything works. One consideration that may save you from a fine is to make sure the insurance, registration and license are all up to date and in order before leaving the rental compound. We got a fine leaving Lesotho for expired something or other, which other places let go.

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  • Birds

    This is similar to South Africa and anywhere in southern Africa...In cars, SUVs and especially motorcycles, you really have to be aware of animals on the road... and in the air above the road. While horses, cows, elephants, impalas and other barnyard animals aren't much more common than encountering people on the roads, you need to watch out for...

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  • WINDHOEK TO SWAKOPMUND

    This should be straightforward, but its not. The most direct roads between the 2 are not paved and are a hard hard drive. If you are not experienced on long stretches of gravel I would suggest you stay on the sealed roads to get to the beach from Windhoek. Take the B1 North and then the B2 West. This is certainly not the country to try and learn...

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  • HAND HELD TELEPHONES AND SEAT BELTS

    It is against the law in Namibia to drive while holding a telephone. It is also mandatory that all passengers wear belts and children be in appropriate seats. This is not just the law, it’s smart. In Windhoek and Swakopmund you risk a fine from the Police and it’s very easy to detect when your are violating either of these laws. Across the rest of...

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  • Get a guide and a car

    The best way to see Namibia is in a private vehicle with a guide that knows people, places and animals. You can go on your own game drives and stay in lodges or tent camps off the between path (i.e., away from crowds). Also, if you hire a professional guide they will have a safe vehicle appropriate to the terrain and camping equipment (stoves etc.)...

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  • Drive yourself

    One of the joys of a holiday in Namibia is that you can drive yourself - perfect if, like us, you prefer to be able to stop when, where and for as long as you please. And you don't need a four-wheel drive for most of the main roads, although as almost all of them are gravel rather than tar you need to drive carefully. It’s all too easy to skid and...

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  • The roads

    As mentioned, the roads are usually good. In tar roads you can drive well over 100-120 km/h.On gravel roads you can drive even 100km/h on some but I would be more careful and would not drive more then 80km/h. Depends on your experience, be very very careful, especially on the curves, gravel roads always intend to slide you off the road and using...

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  • Windhoek Hosea Kutako International...

    Best way to get to Namibia if you are not living in the neighbouring country is to fly, and that would probably be to the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport. It is located about half an hour drive from Windhoek. Nice small airport, no need to queue, no hassle and even nice duty free store to spend your last local currency.

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  • Communication: GSM networks

    The local GSM networks support European standards and I could get roaming with no problems. Reception works in all towns, villages and campings areas but in the wilderness there was no reception.

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  • Safari

    I do not think that public transport is a good way to travel and see Namibia as I did not see any. if you do not want to drive your own, I guess the other option is to join a safari tour, this way you do not need to worry about finding your way or miss any special attraction, but you will be compromise on your comfortability and flexibility.

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  • Air Namibia

    The Air Namibia is the national airlines, using modern airplanes and traditional good service on board made the long flight from Europe as pleasant as possible.

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  • 4WD

    The best way to see Namibia is by your own car. Main roads are tar and great. Other roads are gravel and still good conditions. A normal car will be able to take you almost anywhere beside the rough part of the dunes in the desert where there you must have a 4WD.Remember to tank your car when ever possible, we never had a problem anyway.Also, must...

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  • Windhoek Airport

    The countries main gateway is Windhoek Hosea Kotaku International Airport. The airport is about 50 km's East of the capital city. Taxis and transfers as well as a bus service to the town centre is offered from here. Car hire companies can be found here, and many camper hire companies will collect their clients from the airport. The international...

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  • Air Namibia

    Air Namibia the national airline of the country offers flights from the UK and Germany to the country, as well as regional flights within the country and neighbouring countries. Bookings can be made all around the world and the airline is pretty reliable.

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  • In the middle of ...

    Up on our way to Sossouvlei, the highlight of my visit, we drove with a VW transporter to the next destination - and who will guess - a flat tire, in the middle of nowhere.It is in fact no problem to change the tire by a spare one, but it becomes difficult to exchange a second flat tire because who has two spares on board.We were lucky that some...

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  • Car rental

    Many rental cars I saw on the roads were new, and I saw no one having any problems, so I assume they are serviced regularly and are reliable - as ours was. We rented our car from Advanced Car hire ... good value for money, excellent condition, excellent service ... and did I mention it was brand new?? :-)If you decide on self-driving keep 4 things...

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  • Drive your way around Namibia ...

    Namibia is a huge country, so it is no surprise that there are many options for fly-in safaris meaning that you fly from one destination to another. This is of course expensive, but fortunately Namibia has an excellent road infrastructure - very easy to navigate and the roads are in a very good condition. Most of the roads are gravel roads, but...

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  • Chameleon Safaris

    I booked a 4 days Sossusvlei/Swakop trip. It was fantastic. Everything was well organised. Pony, our guide, gave many good info and knew nearly everything. If she couldn't answer a question she looked it up in one of her books. Every guide with Chameleon should have a kind of a small library in the van which could be used by everyone. The tents...

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  • Car Hire

    When travelling around Namibia, for peace of mind and to reduce the likelihood of becoming stranded, a 4 x 4 is a great option, particularly if travelling to the Skeleton Coast area.Make sure you request more than one spare tyre, you will get punctures. Do not accept that there are no more than one spare tyre available, there will be some...

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  • Trains are extensive...

    The easiest way is to fly into Windhoek. There are regular flights from most of the major cities in Africa as well as the rest of the world.It has quite a good transport network, the best option is probably the train, as this is quite extensive, though tediously slow!. The buses, however, do run between major centres.

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  • Rental Cars

    Driving through the desert can be dangerous. Hours can pass without anyone around to help you, let alone service for your mobile phone... Avoid night drives and check back with your car rental company if spare tires are included!

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Namibia Hotels

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  • Hotel Heinitzburg

    We only stayed for one night sadly, as on our return to Windhoek we travelled on to a game farm. But...

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  • Sesriem Rest Camp

    If you want a good campsite at Sossusvlei (Sesriem campsite) you need to book in Windhoek and/or...

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  • Hansa Hotel

    the hotel was well located and the rooms that I had to pass by on the way to mine looked good. Mine...

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