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Air Namibia offers flights from Windhoek (WDH) to Victoria Falls (VFA) which have a technical stop in Maun (Botswana). Use the flight price comparison tool on the left to compare prices with other airlines flying 1-stop.

flight path from Windhoek to Victoria Falls

As the crow flies, it is 999km from Windhoek to Victoria Falls.

Overland trip

An overland trip from Windhoek to Victoria Falls is 1445km along the B1 and B8, taking some 19 hours. Along the way you pass Okahandja (have a look out for the Von Bach Dam & vacation resort, which provides Windhoek with most of its water), the Omatako Mountains (2340m), Otjiwarongo (translated means place where fat cattle graze), Otavi (where the German Army was defeated by South African troops on the 1st July 1915), Kombat (the place of the giraffe), Grootfontein (settled in 1885 by 40 Boer families, but abandoned in 1887 when the area fell under Portuguese control), Rundu (on the Angolan border), Divundu (on the Okavongo River), Andara, Bagani (home to the Mbukushu kings), Impalila (which has an airport which was a military base used in the 1980s by the South African Defence Force) and Kazungula (lies at a quadripoint where 4 countries nearly meet).


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By bus

The Intercape bus offers trips from Windhoek to Victoria Falls.

"I recently backpacked around southern africa and one major expense is the cost of visas to visit Victoria Falls. With the added costs of the activities at the falls, the visas can be a considerably higher expense.  I took the overnight Intercape bus from Windhoek to Victoria falls, but only when I got on to the bus did the driver tell us that he stops at Livingstone in Zambia, and not at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. So in my case as an Australian passport holder, I would have had to pay the Zambian Border Immigration USD50 just to transit for an hour into Zimbabwe. Instead, a group of four backpackers (including myself) decided to get down from the bus at a Namibian Border town called Katima Mulilo. We had heard that there was a local bus that leaves at 7am everyday to the Zimbabwean border and costs only USD8. But our Intercape bus which was scheduled to arrive at 06:30am had a delayed departure and we missed this bus. But we were approached by a few taxi drivers and began negotiating rates with them. Finally the four of us agreed with a driver that he would take us from Katima Mulilo to kazangula at Zimbabwe for Namibian $500 (which is around USD60). So worked out to being USD15 for the each of us. This distance is about 130 km. We were pleasantly surprised because the route initially actually takes us from Katima Mulilo in Namibia to Ngoma in Botswana. Then a drive through the Chobe National ParkTransit Road and then onto the Border town of Kasane/Kazangula in Zimbabwe. Of the Big 5 animals, we only didnt see any lions. But it was an experience getting our Botswana visas near Chobe while a herd of elephants were drinking water from a nearby lake. Our driver was kind enough to stop at regular intervals so that we could take photos of other wildlife at Chobe. From Kazangula, we got our Zimbabwe visas for USD45 and then took a shared taxi to Victoria falls for USD10 each (which is another 50km approx)" Mel

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"The flight from Windhoek to Victoria Falls was delayed due to technical reason.  This time the aircraft was much smaller, as it suits the brief 1hr 20 min long journey. There couldn’t have been more than 15 passengers on the plane, most of which got off at Victoria’s Falls. Much to my surprise, a full size lunch was served, followed by a decent sandwich on the next 30 min flight. I guess the ‘pretzel bag’ tendency has not yet overtaken Air Namibia’s food policy. And again, awesome tomato juice."

Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe

Hotels

The best rated hotels at Victoria Falls are:

  • The Stanley & Livingstone, which is (not in the hustle & bustle of Victoria Falls, & you can watch game in the watering hole by the pool. Room with higher numbers have superior views of the park.

  • The Elephant Camp. Luxury tents facing the bushveld, with plunge pools. Be sure to check how far your room is from reception.


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