General Information on Namibia:
5,450km – tarred roads 37,000km – gravel roads
Main harbours: Walvis Bay and Lüderitz

Namibian Transport & Road Network Namibia is well served by domestic air routes. There are regular flights from Eros Airport in Windhoek to Tsumeb, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Lüderitz, Swakopmund and Oshakati. Charter-flight operators are numerous, connecting the various lodges and areas, enabling us to provide luxury fly in safaris throughout the country. Information on flights between Johannesburg and Windhoek.

There is also a good road network making it possible to drive around Namibia. Cars, motorbikes and 4WDs are available for hire, but remember distances between places can be vast in Namibia and some places are only accessible by good graded gravel roads. A few remote areas require a 4wd vehicle. The cost of fuel can also be substantial when covering such vast distances a more economic and less tiring way to see the country is to hire a guide to do the driving or take one of the many excellent scheduled safaris. Joining an organised camping tour, will enable you to see far-flung places like the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, the Kaokoveld, Kunene Valley and Bushmanland - without breaking your budget. Typically, these range from guided accommodated safaris to low-tech camping-and-transport affairs.

Bus services are limited to a few luxury coaches that connect Windhoek to Cape Town and Johannesburg, but local minibuses run up and down the B1 from Oshakati to Keetmanshoop. The Trans-Namib Railway operates a slow service that connects most major towns. The trains, which carry economy and sleeper classes, are reliable; security, however, can be an issue. There are taxis in Windhoek and a local bus service.

Namibian Weather & Climate: With great weather, friendly people, amazing views, fantastic wildlife, deserts and mountains. It is possible to travel to Namibia throughout the whole year. Namibia has a dry climate, and weather typical of a semi desert country where droughts are a regular occurrence. Days are mostly warm to very hot, while nights are generally cooler. Expect daytime temperatures that sear into the high thirties throughout the year. When the rain that does fall arrives it is in the summer months and takes the form of short sharp showers. During summer the temperatures in the desert can almost be unbearable and therefore activities are limited to early mornings and late afternoons. During winter months the temperatures during the day are more moderate but the morning and night time temperatures plummet as a lack of cloud means that the is nothing to keep the warmth in. Temperatures at the coast are more comfortable where the cool Benguela current cools the coastline. Namibia's peak season runs from July to October. This coincides with 'winter game viewing' in Etosha national park. Book early for these periods. Travelling outside of these times offers you of better availability, and sometimes lower off season rates. July to October: Namibian Peak Travel Season. Namibia is exceptionally busy and popular between July and October, this is winter, the temperatures are more moderate, the nights cool and the days warm and sunny. This is usually the most popular time to visit Namibia as the game viewing in Etosha, Damaraland and Caprivi Strip is at its best at this time of year. However, the lodges and hotels are full and availability is exceptionally limited. Booking well in advance is absolutely critical to the success of planning your trip at this time of year.

From Eva at age 16 traveled to Namibia writes;

I expected let's say the worst for my visit to Namiba. Mainly because it was an entirely new continent. To my surprise I had a wonderful time, one in which I wouldn't mind having again. The plane trip over and back were really nice. I don't remember since I was asleep most of the time! The place I stayed at was amazing, Ron and Sonya had a beautiful home. Ron was an exceptional guide to my mother and father. He is an expert in what he does. His wife Sonya was wonderful as well. She cooked us breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert! Her cooking was so delicious, I'll never forget it. They were both so nice and welcoming I felt at home there. So it was sad when we had to leave. The room I stayed in fit the theme of the reason we were there, as did the other guest rooms and the entire house. The country was absolutely breath taking. I love photography and was thankful to have brought my camera with me because I captured some beautiful shots of scenery. What most surprised me is actually now of how I wish I could travel again. Besides taking pictures on my parent's safari I liked going just to go to see how happy they were when they got their animal. The wildlife there was fantastic, felt somewhat like a zoo, but I knew it was nothing close! Ron was really good at saying what herd of animal was running, he had really good eyes! When our time with Ron and Sonya was finished our guide came to take us to sight see. The town part of Swakopmund in Namibia was interesting. I really liked the ocean view. What I liked most about my visit in Namibia was being in a new beautiful, intriguing, continent. I would love to go again, I had a blast.

Steenbok Africa