​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.

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Southern Damaraland is easily reached by any car on good roads, but the area becomes more remote and challenging as you travel to northern Damaraland. The distance from Windhoek is roughly 560km/350mi and from Etosha about 380km/240mi. Driving times are approximately 6 and 4½ hours.

There are no domestic flights to Damaraland. Most visitors to the northern section fly to one of the lodges via charter flight, which usually leave from Eros Airport (ERS) in Windhoek.

Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) is where most visitors will enter Namibia. The airport is located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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