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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How to get to | Namibia

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source: Olivier Peyre

Arrival by land is easiest from South Africa, but slow given the distances involved. By air there are fairly limited options, with the only longhaul flights on Air Namibia from London & Frankfurt, and Air Berlin from Munich (both to Windhoek). The other shorthaul flight options are:
  • Star Alliance - South African from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay
  • Oneworld - British Airways from Johannesburg to Windhoek
  • Sky Team - none
  • other - various regional airlines only
Note airline schedules on British Airways and South African may require an overnight at Johannesburg.

TIP if stopping in Johannesburg, fares from Johannesburg to Windhoek are relatively low so consider buying as a separate ticket. If visiting multiple southern Africa countries (in addition to South Africa) there are other more expensive routes to include as part of a longhaul ticket, whether paid or award.

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