Home to just over 2 million locals, Namibia is a vast country, roughly three times larger than the United Kingdom. Comprehensively tourist-friendly, Namibia has everything you’d want in a dream destination: they’ve got the exceptional wildlife, they’ve got the parks, reserves, and safari lodges, and they’ve got some of the most photographed and gasped-over deserts and coastlines on earth, each meriting a visit in their own right. Teeming with fascinating wildlife and natural wonders, booking a cheap flight to Namibia could very well see you lose your heart to the untamed wilderness in the underpopulated landscapes.
When is the best time to fly to Namibia?
Namibia is, for the most part, a year-round destination since the country sees roughly 300 days of sunshine annually. Their winter season, which runs from May to September, is one of the busiest tourism periods for the country, which means that you’ll have to make your travel arrangements well in advance if you plan on visiting Namibia during the peak season.
October through April is Namibia’s rainy season and the heat of their summer. If you’re planning on visiting the far north and south of the country, keep in mind that this is when these parts of the landscape are at their hottest, sometimes reaching daytime temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius. The off season is the best time to book a cheap flight to Namibia, but make sure that there are no national events taking place at your predetermined time of travel since this will probably increase flight ticket prices.
When is the best time to book a flight to Namibia?
You should aim to book your cheap flight to Namibia at least one month in advance as this will provide you with the best opportunity to land a great bargain and avoid overpaying for late bookings. Try to be flexible with your travel dates and compare the offers provided by a few different airlines before making your final arrangements.
Although quite a few airlines are operating cheap flights to and from Namibia, some of the most popular carriers to include the likes of British Airways, Air Botswana, Air France, South African Airways, and Etihad Airways.
How to get from the airport to the city center?
Upon your arrival at the Windhoek International Airport, getting into the heart of the city is relatively easy. Namibia has an excellent and fully functional public transport system, which means that you can make use of the buses that run from the airport to the city, or you can choose to use one of the trains. Alternatively, you may also call a cab outside of the arrival terminals or opt to rent a car from one of the various car rental companies at the airport.
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First timers visiting Namibia should head over and experience what’s on offer at the Etosha National Park, one of the African continent’s biggest game reserves. The reserve is home to several species including cheetah, leopard, elephant, giraffe, lions, rhino, and an abundance of African antelope.
For a different animal encounter experience, you could try making it to the Daan Viljoen Game Park, located just outside of the capital city of Windhoek. With more than 200 species of birds calling the park home, it’s a great birding destination, but make sure you don’t miss out on seeing other animals such as the giraffes, eland, gemsbok, kudu, and troops of baboons which also live here.
To get the best experience of seeing the Skeleton Coast (and it’s impressive shipwrecks) and the Namib Desert, head to Swakopmund, the hugely popular holiday town of Namibia, from where you’ll be able to embark on a great desert exploration journey.
The Sossusvlei clay pan in the Namib Desert is one of the must see desert sites in Namibia. If you’ve got some extra funds available, go ahead and spoil yourself by booking a hot air balloon flight to catch some of the most breathtaking views of the area!
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