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The city of Windhoek is frequently regarded as the gateway to exploring the beautiful country of Namibia. It is one of those cities that boast the country's enchanting vibe which is easy to explore on wheels or on foot. Windhoek's multicultural charisma offers a whole new experience for tourists from across the globe who loves to explore. With many monuments and architectural edifices dotting the city, the city surely offers a perfect insight into Namibia's fascinating history, whether it is the German colonial era or the struggle for independence. Major attractions that dominate the city include the German Lutheran church, Christuskirche, a mixture of Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic design, and the Titenpalast, or 'Ink Palace'.
Namibia's culture is also something that can very well be explored in this beautiful city. Be it a quick detour of The Namibia Craft Centre depicting the country's beautiful and flourishing arts and crafts just perfectly, or learning more about this fantastic African country by a visit to the nearby suburban township of Katutura; Windhoek's every attraction is an overwhelming experience in itself. Add to this a fascinating food variety, indulgent shopping escapades and the thrill of a buzzing African urban lifestyle; it qualifies by far one of the best places to begin your exploration of Namibia.
British Airways, Air Namibia, South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Ethiopian and Etihad airways are some of the leading airlines in competition with each other to offering cheap flight routes from London Heathrow to Windhoek city.
At present, there are no direct flights being offered from London to Windhoek.
Hosea Kutako International Airport (Windhoek, Namibia) is located approximately 42 km east from the city centre.
Windhoek, Namibia is 5224 miles from London. It takes approximately 13 to 15 hours to travel from London to Windhoek including stopovers.
There are bus services available for transportation after each flight arrival to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Taxi stands are also available for convenient transportation purposes to the city centre and will be costing approximately 18.12 British pounds for a 40 minute drive into the city. A private shuttle service is also a popular mode of transportation for destinations to and around Windhoek city. The service operates sedans, mini-buses or coaches. There are also private car rental companies that maybe a more feasible option if your stay in the city is for a longer period of time.
The city of Windhoek is small that touring the city on foot is also a more practical option. Hailing Taxis is the only mode of public transportation within the city. Combies serve as shared taxis on main commutation routes serving between townships and central commercial areas. For private single taxis tourists will need to contact cab companies for bookings, or go for car hire options.
Travellers staying in the city of Windhoek have a number of options available to them when it comes to comfortable accommodations. Windhoek offers a number of great guest houses that offer the perfect relaxing ambiance that is ideal for recharging ones batteries. The city also offers a number of leading international chains of hotels that masters in quality and comfort. These hotels also pride in offering an impeccable food and beverage facility, offering both local and international cuisine along with offering all the modern amenities that are considered essential for a relaxing stay. The hotels are generally consistent of large houses and mansions, while some guesthouses are transformed into bread and breakfast category. Owing to the trend of their large sizes and areas for gardens, pools and amenities, most of these properties are located in the suburbs or residential areas than the central zone of the city.