Namibia can easily be reached by plane with direct flights from Europe or connecting flights from South Africa. Major international airlines connect Southern Africa to the hubs of the world within short travel times. Windhoek International Airport, Hosea Kutako, can be reached within 24 hours or less from most American, Australian and Asian cities, from Europe in even under 10 Hours. The airport at Walvis Bay is being upgraded and planned to be completed by 2010, also services international flights from South Africa with more destinations being planned in the near future.
The vast network of roads, paved and gravel, is constantly expanding and allows swift and safe travel to all destinations within the country and to Namibia’s neighbours. A well established local aviation industry offers the possibility to get around fast and comfortably. Through the ever growing tourism industry in Namibia, comfortable and efficient transport, accommodation and a high standard restaurant network can be found around Namibia. All the major towns have supermarkets and shops offering groceries of European standard. Accommodation is as varied as the scenery – modern hotels, comfortable B&B establishments or exclusive lodges in the African bush, which serve exquisite local delicacies prepared with international inspirations to accommodate any discerning palate.
All the major Banks are linked to international financial institutions and foreign exchange is easily accommodated. Transfers to Banks in Namibia are swift and guaranteed. The Namibia Dollar (1N$ = 100 Cent), Credit Cards and some foreign currencies are accepted throughout Namibia. For more info visit the Bank of Namibia website. Electricity is available throughout the country either by national supplier or own generation – 220Volt AC, 50Hz. Adaptors to most international plugs are available. Telecommunication networks are available throughout the country. Landlines, mobile and satellite providers cover 100% of the country and serve 90% of the population. Data, fax and voice connections are possible to and from all countries.