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There are 2 ways to get from Namibia to Kalahari Desert by bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Kasane, fly to Maun, travel

  1. Take the bus from Katima Mulilo to Kazungula
  2. Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Maun (MUB)
  3. Travel from Maun to Kalahari Desert

1 alternative option

Fly Swakopmund to Windhoek, travel

  1. Fly from Swakopmund (SWP) to Windhoek (WDH)
  2. Travel from Windhoek to Kalahari Desert

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Some border closures are in place for Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

Domestic travel is restricted within Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

International flights leaving Namibia are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Namibia

Last updated: December 4 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Namibia and Kalahari Desert is 479 km.

It takes approximately 11h 39m to get from Namibia to Kalahari Desert, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kasane Airport to Maun Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Air Botswana offers flights from Kasane Airport to Maun Airport.

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The best way to get from Namibia to Swakopmund Airport is to drive which takes 5 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Namibia to Kalahari Desert.
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  • Distance: 479 km
  • Duration: 11h 39m

What companies run services between Namibia and Kalahari Desert, Botswana?

There is no direct connection from Namibia to Kalahari Desert. However, you can take the bus to Kazungula, take the drive to Kasane airport, fly to Maun, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Swakopmund airport, fly to Windhoek, then take the travel to Kalahari Desert.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Kasane to Maun
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $600
Westair
Website
westair.com.na
Flights from Swakopmund to Windhoek via Sesriem
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Bus operators
Mazhandu Family Bus Service
Phone
+260 977794889
Bus from Katima Mulilo to Kazungula
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours

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