Accessible Travel

There are very few special facilities, and people with limited mobility will not have an easy time in Namibia. All is not lost, however – with an able-bodied travelling companion, wheelchair travellers will manage here. This is mainly because Namibia has some advantages over other parts of the developing world: footpaths and public areas are often surfaced with tar or concrete; many buildings (including safari lodges and national-park cabins) are single-storey; car hire is easy and hire cars can be taken into neighbouring countries; and assistance is usually available on internal and regional flights. In addition, most safari companies in Namibia, including budget operators, are happy to ‘make a plan’ to accommodate travellers with special needs.