Getting to Namibia

General Information

International flights are not included in the prices shown for our Namibia holidays. This is because many of our clients prefer to choose their own flight route to include a stopover on the way, or to extend their stay in Namibia.

Passport Information

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Namibia and have at least one completely blank page.

Airline Information

The most commonly-used airlines to Namibia are Air Namibia, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways. Our specialist team are on hand to advise you of your flight options and put together the best itinerary and airfares to suit your needs.

Air Namibia

Air Namibia’s is Namibia’s national airline and their flights have the shortest travel time to Namibia from the UK. They provide daily direct flights to Windhoek from Frankfurt (six per week in low season). They work with interline partners BA and Lufthansa to connect with UK and Irish airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dublin. Air Namibia has two Airbus A330-200s which they use on the Frankfurt route.

Economy class passengers enjoy personal on demand entertainment monitors. You will be served complimentary meals accompanied by a selection of wines and spirits during your flight. Economy seat pitch ranges between 31-32 inches depending on the aircraft.

South African Airways

South African Airways is the leading airline carrier in Africa. It is also a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. South African Airways flies to Namibia via South Africa and they offer about 20 flights a week to Windhoek, from Johannesburg and Cape Town. They operate a modern fleet using an airbus A340-300 or A330-200 for the UK – South Africa flight.

In conjunction with Airlink, South African operate to 36 destinations in nine African countries making it easy to combine your holiday in Namibia with another African country.

Economy class passengers enjoy personal on demand entertainment monitors with a ten inch screen. Complimentary meals accompanied by a selection of wines and spirits will keep you satisfied during your flight. Economy seat pitch ranges between 31-34 inches depending on the aircraft.

Subject to availability, it is possible to upgrade at Heathrow to an exit row seat to enjoy more leg room, or you can buy the seat next to you to guarantee more space around you.

Airline Upgrades

Why not treat yourself and make the journey part of your overall holiday experience by travelling in premium economy or business class? Offering greater personal space and comfort, you can enjoy a more relaxing start to your holiday and arrive at your destination feeling refreshed.

Holiday Additions

To ensure that your holiday begins in the smoothest fashion, we have teamed up with specialist Holiday Extras so that you can pre-book anything from airport parking and hotels through to airport lounge access.

I’ll never forget flying in a light aircraft over the Namib Desert. The dunes resembled a mountain range of soft-whip butterscotch ice cream as we flew west. Then came the salt pans, blinding white and so flat I could see a crisp shadow of the Cessna 50ft below. Then a row of small dunes, a beach, waves breaking, water churned to foam, and seals in their hundreds; leaping and twisting, somersaulting from the curling green walls of ocean breakers.
Will Gray
Travel writer

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