Getting There – Nkasa Rupara (Mamili)

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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Nkasa Rupara National Park (formerly Mamili NP) is 1,200km/745mi from Windhoek in the Zambezi Region. Most often embarked upon as a self-drive safari, visitors are advised to drive in convoy with at least two robust 4x4’s, as the park is very remote. Roads are often very bad to inaccessible during the Wet season.

Most trips (either self-drive or organized tours) begin in Windhoek by way of Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) located 40km/25mi to the east of the city. Some visitors elect a ‘fly-in’ experience using charter flights between parks and lodges.

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

Charter flights will generally be booked by your tour operator as part of your tour package. Domestic flights are usually by way of Eros Airport (ERS) in Windhoek and provided by Air Namibia. Those who want to travel to Nkasa Rupara by air independently can fly to Katima Mulilo on a scheduled flight from Windhoek. The park is located about 130km / 81mi southwest of Katima Mulilo.

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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