Getting There – Bwabwata NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Bwabwata is located 900km/560mi from Windhoek on the Trans Caprivi highway (B8). The park is rarely visited on an organized tour but more often explored independently on a self-drive safari. There are several lodges outside the park with airstrips for chartered flights. Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek, is the main access point into Namibia and most people rent a 4 x4 here to begin their journey. Another option is to book a fly-in trip and take charter flights between destinations.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights are generally included in your tour package and booked by your tour operator. Domestic flights to Rundu, 200km/125mi west of the park, may be booked with Air Namibia, leaving from Eros Airport (ERS) in Windhoek.

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Namibia page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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