How to get to Etosha National Park
Etosha is located 435km/270mi north of Windhoek. It is easy to visit either independently (self-drive) or via a tour. The drive on paved roads takes about six hours. The roads in the eastern section of the park are accessible by 2WD car. There are no scheduled flights, but there are three airstrips inside the park for charter flights. Most of the upmarket lodges outside the park have private airstrips as well.
Those driving themselves, as well as those on organized tour, generally start their trip by arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH; located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek) and, from there, by 4x4 vehicle. Fly-in trips are also common, consisting of chartered flights taking travelers from park to park.
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 to Etosha National Park
Your tour package generally includes charter flights between destinations booked through Air Namibia
. Most flights leave from Windhoek at Eros Airport (ERS)
. The closest airport to Etosha with scheduled Air Namibia flights is at Ondangwa, which is 200km/125mi northwest of Namutoni Gate.
Passport, visa and other entry requirements
Please check our Namibia getting there
page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.
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