About 18km west of town is the M'Pacha airport. This receives the odd private flight for Lianshulu or Namushasha, and several services a week from Air Namibia. These call at Windhoek and Katima Mulilo, before continuing to Victoria Falls. Flights from Katima to Windhoek cost N$1,140.
Katima is about 69km from the Ngoma border post, and with only one road through the Caprivi Strip, hitching, at least as far as Grootfontein or Kasane in Botswana, is relatively easy. Lifts to Victoria Falls and Etosha have also been reported.
The Intercape Mainliner bus from Victoria Falls to Windhoek stops in the square at 12.10 on Wednesday and Sunday, and on its return to Victoria Falls on Monday and Friday at 11.55.
To and from Zambia
To reach the Zambian border, continue west past the Zambezi Lodge until the tar turns left towards Rundu. Instead of following it, continue straight on to a gravel road for about 6km, passing the (unpleasant) rubbish dump. The border post here at Wenella opens 06.00–18.00 every day.
Sesheke, the small Zambian settlement near the border, is split in half by the Zambezi. Either side makes Katima look like a thriving metropolis in comparison. Namibian dollars can usually be changed into Zambian kwacha here (try the green building with the Coca-Cola sign, opposite the Chuma Kweseka grocers), before continuing on the long gravel road north to Ngonye Falls and ultimately to Mongu.