Flying in Namibia

Namibia Civil Aviation Authority

Physical Address:

4 Rudolph Hertzog Street, Windhoek, Namibia.

Telephone number:

+267 83 235 2100


When planning to visit Namibia please contact the Namibian Briefing office at +264 61 702 080 or and apply for the overflight and landing clearance.

Alternatively, you can get the information from the NCAA website:


VISA: At Hosea Kutaku (Windhoek) as South African Citizen you do not need to apply for a visa beforehand. You will be issued with a 30-day entry permit on arrival. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months and have 3 or more blank pages. This airport is similar to our OR Tambo, but is it is possible to land there.

At Eros the visa will not be issued on arrival. Obtain the visa before you arrive.

VACCINATIONS: When arriving from a country affected by Yellow Fever, the vaccination is compulsory. WHO recommends the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A and B; Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus and C19.

PERMITS: For private flights, you will need to provide the routing, aircraft registration, postal address and contact details to the officials.

ZU-registered aircraft need to obtain a Certificate of Airworthiness from the Namibian CAA. The application form needs to be submitted to the CAA before the flight. Once you obtain the Certificate of Airworthiness you can apply for the permit.

PORTS OF ENTRY: Namibia has a couple international airports to choose from: Hosea Kutaku (Windhoek); Eros International and Andimba Toivo ya Toivo International (Ondangwa), situated close to the Etosha Park, Keetmanshoop, Gobabis and Walvis Bay.

Namibia, this country with the oldest desert in the world is not only home to the highest dunes in the world but it’s the only desert where you will find big mammals like the gemsbok and giraffe.

These colourful ever-shifting sands are best observed from the air.


It is always recommended to take a supply of water, some rations and a couple of space blankets with when flying over this incredible desert.

In the event of a forced landing stay with the aircraft as the aircraft is easier to see from the air than a lone human.

The Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world is a definite must see. This rugged canyon offers the most stunning landscapes to photographers/

Kolmans Kop, located 10 kilometres inland from the town of Luderitz is an experience like no other. The desert is reclaiming this hauntingly beautiful ghost town after being abandoned in 1956.  

Fuel: The table below shows the supplier and contact details at each of the major airports, courtesy of Aviation Direct. Always contact the supplier and confirm fuel availability before departure.

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Airport (Ondangwa)AVGAS/JETA1-ctc Erustus Shoombe, airport manager
Tel: +264 065 240 476
GobabisAVGAS – ctc Theo Redelinghuys, Gobabis Toyota
Tel: +264 62562081 or +264811246957
MR Nel Tel: +26481 124028 (5 full drums only) PRIOR NOTIFICATION REQUIRED 
Walvis BayAVGAS/JETA1 – Shell/ Southern Energy Corp – ctc Harry Green Tel: +264 81 614 8398
Creseltius Murangi Tel: +264 81 268 9179 Standby Cell: +264 855442001
Sharon Tel+264 64 203951 Cell: +264 81 1490114
Call out fee of N$250.00
Hosea Kutako International (Windhoek)JETA1 only
Windhoek ErosAVGAS/JETA1 – Puma Energy ctc Rob Beukes Tel: +264 61 379300/232 9000 Cell: +264 81 1241881 or +264 81128035
Frequency: 122.10
Hours Mon-Fri: 05:00- 20:00 Sat & Sun:  08:00 – 16:00

Always phone before to ascertain if there is fuel available. Plan your flight according to fuel availability.

Oil: Check with the airport supplier for availability or else carry your preferred oil with you for the flight.

Scattered remains of a ship wreck in the mist on the Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast, stretching from Kunene to Swakop is littered with the wrecks of ships which the cold and treacherous Benguela current brought to an untimely death. Exquisite oryx and the rare brown hyena (strandwolf) call this stretch of arid land, home. Book a visit with a tour operator to the Northern section, the most attractive area of the park.

AIRSTRIP OPS: When visiting a lodge or even an unmanned airfield, it would be advisable to do a runway inspection before landing. Avoid overflying and circling over lodges.

The general frequency for air-to-air communication frequency in Africa is 126.9 MHz.


SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: Always be alert and aware.

PREPARATION: A little bit of time spent before the flight, doing good research of frequencies and procedures will save you a lot of time and embarrassment.

As the holder of a SACAA pilots’ licence and associate privileges you are still bound by the SA CATS and CARs over and above the rules and regulations of the country you are operating your South African registered aircraft in.  Whichever regulation is the most restrictive applies.

FLIGHT PLANS: The permit number must be indicated in field 18 of your flight plan.

AIRMANSHIP: Be kind and considerate, not only in the air but on the ground as well.