Getting There – Kaokoland

Anthony Ham
Expert
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

Most visitors to Kaokoland fly by chartered plane to one of the few lodges in the area. Driving independently is not recommended, unless you have experience in these kinds of hard-core expeditions. The area is totally undeveloped and remote. Anybody driving through must possess ample 4x4 skills, supplies and, ideally, travel in convoy with another vehicle.

Kaokoland is usually booked as part of a fly-in safari and visitors can fly here from Windhoek (the main point of entry into Namibia) or any other park or reserve in the country. Hosea Kutako International Airport is located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek.

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

Your tour operator will most likely book all in-country charter flights for you. Scheduled flights with Air Namibia depart Eros Airport (ERS) in Windhoek regularly for Ondangwa, just to the east of Kaokoland.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

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

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