Namibia is a place where the mountains are not made of rock, but rather ancient red sands which change shape as the desert winds blow. Here, time stands still. There are few places on the continent that can compete with the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of golden desert sands, dead fossilised trees in dried riverbeds and valleys, and shipwrecks along a coast which is often wrapped in mist and storm. Namibia is an otherworldly place and despite its harsh façade, those who travel here can always look forward to a warm welcome..
How to Get There
Most international guests first fly to South Africa and then board a connecting flight to Namibia. There are very few direct flights into Namibia. There are a few main airlines who offer an add-on connection to the trip, which makes travelling less complicated, although in these cases, guests might have to stay overnight in Johannesburg.
The main airport in Namibia is located around 40km from the capital Windhoek. Once landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport, guests can continue to their next destination either by small plane or by car.
If guests are not self-driving, they will be collected by a transfer company or tour operator, depending on their travel package.
Best Time of the Year to Visit
Namibia is a fairly fantastic place to travel all year round. In general, the climate is dry and quite pleasant, although the summers can get exceptionally hot.
Visiting from December to March, guests can expect the days to be humid and for many afternoons to end with a thunderstorm. June to October are the best times of the year to visit Etosha and the other wildlife reserves.