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Windhoek Airport (WDH), full name Hosea Kutako International Airport is the international airport of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It is located about 41 kilometers to the east of the city and is the largest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic, with around 800,000 passengers per year.
The airport has a passenger terminal in operation, a former passenger terminal (today only VIP handling) as well as a cargo terminal and two runways.
Several international car rental companies have settled on the airport premises. There is also an ATM machine, a NamPost post office, international telephone and fax facilities, restaurants and bars as well as duty-free facilities and currency exchange offices. There is free internet access via Wi-Fi / WLAN in some areas of the airport building. The airport is connected to the city of Windhoek by bus and taxi.
The Namibian road network is well developed and provides access to all inhabited areas of the country. It is about 45,000 kilometres long, of which around 80 percent are unpaved slopes, mostly with a gravel base layer, which is maintained regularly or as required with the grader. Only the national roads, some main roads and the most important inner-city roads (about 6700 kilometres) are asphalted. In Namibia, as in all neighbouring countries with the exception of Angola, there is left-hand traffic.
However, four-wheel drive is generally not required. An all-wheel drive off-road vehicle can be useful during the rainy season, as rivers that are dry most of the year occasionally carry water, bridges are only common on expressways. Since SUVs are more robust than passenger cars, they are less prone to breakdowns on bad roads. An international driving licence is required. Although credit cards are widely used, cash is usually required for refuelling. Petrol is about 10% cheaper than in South Africa. Outside of the big cities (especially in the desert areas in the west you should take every opportunity to refuel, because there are not public gas stations in every small town.
Due to its central location and the fact that it is the capital, Windhoek is situated at the intersection of several roads. The B1 in north-south direction on the one hand and the B6 in east direction to Botswana. Also to the west still the C28 direction Swakopmund and the C26 direction Walvis Bay. The B2 from Swakopmund, which merges with the B1 north of Windhoek, and the B6 from Windhoek to the east form the Trans-Kalahari-Highway.
Namibia is located in Southern Africa and borders Angola to the north, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia to the east and South Africa to the south. The cold South Atlantic is the country's western border. Namibia is one of the most visited countries on the continent due to its unique geography and wildlife and is an ideal destination for safaris. The often untouched nature is protected and preserved by ecological and sustainable tourism.
Namibia was the last country in Africa to achieve its state independence in 1990 and has a history that is often marked by oppression. Namibia is a multi-ethnic state with different influences of ethnic groups and history. Some of Namibia's African cultures are among the oldest in the world. Prior to the First World War, Namibia was colonized by Germans, after which it was part of South Africa for over 70 years.
German and African culture have the strongest influence on life in Namibia, which is evident in many areas: various festivals (in Windhuk carnival is celebrated), food (mix of German and African dishes), Wilhelminian architecture. Approximately 30,000 of the 2 million Namibians speak German as their mother tongue (evenly white and black Namibians) and besides English, you can also speak German well: Germans generally have a good reputation, but African cultures and languages should also be respected in the country.
Windhoek is Namibia's capital and the largest city in the country with about 400,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the geographical centre of the country at an altitude of 1,600 m. This is the city where most safaris through Namibia start, and you should also arrive by plane at your destination in Namibia.