Fly To Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Situated about as far north as one can go in Namibia, Katima Mulilo is a tiny town on the Caprivi Strip bordering Zambia.
Despite its small size, Katima is actually the largest city on the Caprivi Strip (now known as the ‘Zambezi Region’), and is subdivided into two constituencies – Katima Mulilo Rural and Katima Mulilo Urban. The Katima Mulilo Bridge stretches over the Zambezi River and connects Katima Mulilo to Sesheke, Zambia.
The city’s foundation was laid in 1935 when the administrative centre of the Caprivi Strip was relocated. Located on the banks of the Zambezi, the town is an amalgamation of old and new lifestyles with seven different languages and dialects spoken around. The extensive African open-air market is well worth visiting.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Katima do not require a Visa for Namibia for a period of 90 days. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Katima Mulilo is South African High Commission in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. Address: Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street, PO Box 23100, Windhoek, Namibia. Phone: +264-61-205-7111.
See and do
Impalila Island is situated where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers meet. Here you can enjoy the acacia forest, local art & craft vendors, and numerous wild animals in their natural habitat.
The Zambezi Region is home to 2 national parks among which Bwabwata is the longest and stretches across the entire strip. It is here where you can experience a true taste of the African bushveld – camp in the bush or get on to a game viewing vehicle.
When you’re in Katima Mulilo don’t miss out on a visit to the dubiously named ‘Toilet Tree’ – an ancient baobab tree in the city with its base hollowed out and transformed into a public toilet.
Various old dirt roads and some new tar roads lead you to the heart of the town. The open air market at the centre of the city offer a peak into Katima’s locals and their lifestyle. There are various open stalls selling fresh vegetables and also a meat market. The Zambezi region is known for various wood carved items so if you want to buy souvenirs make sure you visit the main city market.
Katima Mulilo Airport – MPA
Katima Mulilo Airport, also known as Mpacha Airport, is about 18km away from town. The airport, served by Air Namibia flights from Windhoek, is a gateway to the Caprivi/Zambezi region of Namibia.
Food and beverage: Food and beverage services are available inside the airport terminal.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hub: Katima Mulilo Airport (code MPA) is a focus city for Air Namibia.