Getting There – Damaraland

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.

When visiting Damaraland, you will most likely drive yourself, or book an organized tour. Southern Damaraland is easily reached by normal 2WD car on good roads, but the area becomes more remote and challenging as you travel to northern Damaraland. Most visitors to the northern section fly to one of the lodges via charter flight. The distance from Windhoek is roughly 560km/350mi and from Etosha about 380km/240mi. Driving times are approximately six and four and a half hours.

Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) is where most visitors will enter Namibia. The airport is located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek and it is common to start both organized safaris and self-drive options here by 4x4. You can also book a trip which will take you to different parks and lodges via charter plane.

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 cost.

Domestic Flights

There are no scheduled flights close to Damaraland. Most chartered flights between parks are taken care of by your tour operator and leave 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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