Namibia is a sparsely populated country, where distances between cities can be significant. However, the country has an excellent infrastructure of tarred roads, and gravel or salt roads to remote destinations.

Getting around by Bus

Buses are not very widespread in Namibia. Luxury lines are limited to Interco Mainliner, from Windhoek to Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Grootfontein, Rundu and Katima Mulilo. Two luggage only per person, not exceeding 30 kg in total and meals included in the price. Minibuses leave when they are full and follow the main roads of the country. From the fuel pump at Windhoek's Rhino Park, they reach dozens of destinations.

In Windhoek, a few inexpensive local buses connect the city center with the outlying townships, but they are increasingly being replaced by more convenient, collective taxis.

Getting Around by flights

Air Namibia offers many local flights from Eros Airport. There are 6 flights per week for Rundu, Katima Mulilo and Ondangwa. From Windhoek, domestic destinations served include Lüderitz and Oranjemund (3 times / week), as well as Walvis Bay (daily).

Getting Around by car

In Namibia, the easiest way to get around is in your car because the excellent network of tarred roads crosses the country from the South African border in Noordoewer to the Ngoma Bridge in Botswana and to the northwestern Ruacana. Bitumen secondary roads also connect the main north-south routes to Buitepos, Lüderitz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Everywhere else, towns and most sights are served by good gravel roads. Most C roads are well maintained and accessible to all types of vehicles, while conventional passenger vehicles generally (but not always) travel on D roads, which are a little bumpier. However, in the Kaokoveld, most of these roads only travel in 4 × 4.

Driver's license

Foreigners may drive for 90 days in Namibia with their national permit. If your national permit is not in English, it is best to get an international driver's license before you arrive.