Katima Mulilo is the perfect stopover for your explorations of Namibia. With over 20 000 residents, it is the largest town of the Zambezi Region. Katima Mulilo offers you a break from the bustling tourist scene, but is close enough to the attractions of the surrounding area. Top attractions include Impalila Island, Bwabwata National Park, and an open-air market.
Cheap flights to Katima Mulilo are now available for a limited time, so get ready to discover this relaxing town. This destination is the home of the Katima Mulilo Airport (MPA), which is a 20-minute drive from the centre of the town. Katima Mulilo Airport serves a number of airline companies, including Air Namibia. Popular connecting flights to Katima Mulilo depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Popular flights to Katima Mulilo
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Katima Mulilo
Experience Africa’s Treasures
Katima Mulilo’s location in the Zambezi Region puts it close to various natural attractions, including the Impalila Island and two national parks.
The Ideal Stopover
The peace that you experience in this town make it the perfect place to rest before continuing your adventure into Namibia.
Traditional African Art
Like most destinations on this continent, the locals of the Zambezi Region are known for the production of beautiful wood carvings.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
1 ZAR = 1 NAD
Katima Mulilo Airport
GMT + 1
Type M / D
Best time to visit Katima Mulilo
Katima Mulilo experiences warm to hot weather throughout the year. November (late spring) to March (early autumn) brings high volumes of rain, making it low season. The dry season is from April (mid-autumn) to October (mid-spring), making it the best time to visit, though accommodation costs will rise and there will be a greater influx of tourists.
Weather & Climate in Katima Mulilo
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
Katima Mulilo is a small town in the furthest northern reaches of Namibia, and the largest in the Zambezi Region. Discover the society that blends old and new lifestyles with seven different languages and dialects being spoken. This town puts you close to the enchanting natural Zambezi attractions.
When you’ve rested your legs after your flight in the peaceful town of Katima Mulilo, go on an adventure exploring and experiencing the genuine African bushveld. At the point where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers meet, you will find Impalila Island, which includes an acacia forest, local art, craft vendors, and many animals in their natural environment.
Furthermore, the Zambezi Region includes two national parks, including Bwabwata, which stretches across the region.
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South African passport holders travelling to Katima Mulila will not need a visa for Namibia for up to 90 days. Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your return date, and you will have to have two blank pages available for entry stamps.
South African Consulate to Namibia:
Address: Corner of Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street, PO Box 23100, Windhoek
Phone: +264 61 205 7111
The Zambezi Region is a malaria zone. Make sure to get the appropriate medication, which you must take well in advance before visiting Katima Mulilo. Once you are in the Zambezi Region, take precautions against mosquito bites, such as anti-mosquito repellent and wearing long sleeve sweaters and pants in the evenings.
With regards to personal safety, it would be wise to practise caution and keep your valuables out of sight, and refrain from walking outside alone at night.
Meal, inexpensive restaurant
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)
Taxi 1km (normal tariff)
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)
A small number of hotels, bed and breakfast rentals and lodges are available across Katima Mulilo. The average cost of staying in more upscale accommodation is around R1000 per night.
You have two options when getting around Katima Mulilo: renting a car, or taking a taxi.