To enter Windhoek, book a flight to The Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia. It is not an obvious tourist destination but rather a starting point to wildlife safaris to the Namibia deserts. This city is popular for its combination of African and European culture. Some of places to visit while in the city include Alte Feste Museum, the Christ Church, the National Art Gallery of Namibia and Schwerinsburg (Schwerin’s Castle). You can also visit the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve which is close to the city.
Arriving at Airports in Windhoek
Most of the cheap flights to Windhoek will land at Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH), the principal airport in Namibia. It is situated 45 km east of Windhoek and is also the hub for the Air Namibia. Eros Airport (ERS) handles all domestic flights to Windhoek. It is situated about 5 kilometres south of Windhoek.
Getting around this beautiful city is by Taxi’s similar to the South African ‘Combi’ taxi’s and also by Private Cars. Windhoek has quite a number of car rental agencies, if you are in need of car rental. Some hotels in Windhoek also offer airport pickup services.
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About Flying to Windhoek
Flights to Windhoek from Europe
There are no direct flights to Windhoek from London. The airlines available to fly to Windhoek include Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways. Flights to Windhoek from London make stops at via European hubs like Frankfruit (FRA), Istanbul (IST) and via African hubs like Johannesburg (JNB) and Addis Ababa (ADD).
Flights to Windhoek from North America
There are no direct flights to Windhoek from USA and Canada. Flights from the US and Canada go via various hubs like Frankfruit (FRA), Amsterdam (AMS), London (LHR),Doha (DOH), Zurich (ZRH), Istanbul (IST), Cairo (CAI) and Johannesburg (JNB).
Flights to Windhoek from other African Countries
There are both direct and connecting flights to Windhoek from several African countries. If you want a direct flight to Windhoek from Johannesburg (JNB), you can use Air Namibia or South African Airways. There is also a direct flight to Windhoek from Addis Ababa (ADD) and Gaborone (GBE). Connecting flights to Windhoek make stops at various hubs like Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB) and Gaborone (GBE). There are no direct flights to Windhoek from Nairobi (NBO) and Lagos (LOS).
Which airlines operate the flights to Windhoek?
Popular airlines flying to Windhoek are:
-South African Airways
How Long is a flight to Windhoek?
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek (Namibia): about 1h 55m (Direct flights)
Flights from London to Windhoek (Namibia): about 15h 45m
Flight from Hong Kong to Windhoek (Namibia) : about 17h 40min
Flights from New York to Windhoek (Namibia): about 18h 10m
When to Buy the cheapest Airline Tickets to Windhoek?
The best time to book an international flight to Windhoek is between 1 ½ months and 5 months before the date of departure.
During peak seasons between May and October, Jumia Travel advises travellers to get flight tickets at least 2 months in advance. You can also book a flight to Windhoek during the low season; October to November and March to May. During this time, the flights are cheapest as well as the hotel rates.
Which is the best day of the week to fly to Windhoek?
If you are flexible with your travel dates and time, then you have a high chance of getting the cheapest flights to Windhoek. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days for domestic flights, while Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive.
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How to get a visa for Windhoek?
The requirements for a passport and visa for entry in Namibia defer depending on the nationality you come from. For those who do not require a visa to enter Namibia, they need to have a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from your date of departure with one blank page. To those who require a visa to enter Namibia, a passport with at least three blank pages is required.
You can obtain a Namibian Visa through the Embassy, via the online system or the high commission.
For an extension stay in Namibia, visit the Ministry of Home Affairs in Windhoek.
Do you require a yellow fever vaccination for Windhoek?
There is no risk of Yellow fever in Windhoek. However, a proof of Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from countries with the risk of Yellow fever.
Is there a risk of Malaria in Windhoek?
There is no risk of Malaria in Windhoek. However, if you are travelling further north to areas like Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, and the Kunene River, Kavango and Caprivi Regions, anti-malarial drugs are recommended. Please consult your doctor before your tour for proper advice on the appropriate anti-malarial drugs to use.