​Getting There – Etosha 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.

Etosha National Park is located 435km/270mi north of Windhoek. It is easy to visit either independently (self-drive) or on a tour. The drive on paved roads takes about 6 hours*. The roads in the eastern section of the park are accessible by 2WD car.

Most people arrive in Namibia at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek, and start their trip from there by 4x4 vehicle. Fly-in trips are also common, consisting of chartered flights taking travelers from park to park.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights to the lodges inside or outside the park are usually booked by your tour operator.

  • FlyNamibia Safari (Has daily flights between Etosha, Windhoek, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Namibia page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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