Etosha & the Land of the Owambo People

T he internationally renowned Etosha National Park – undoubtedly Namibia’s most popular tourist attraction – is the heart of the north-central region. The park serves as the ultimate stopover before heading on to the arid north-west, the water-rich north-east, or the largely unexplored culturally rich Land of the Owambo People. Due to the constant maintenance of the infrastructure – including the completion of the tarred road between Rundu in the Kavango Region and Elundu in Ohangwena – the region is easy to navigate and allows travellers a glimpse of rural roadside life. Slowly opening up to tourism, the northern-most region of Namibia plays host to our largest population group, the Owambo, with establishments like the newly-opened Uukwaluudhi Safari Lodge allowing visitors the opportunity to experience daily life in the north.

FEATURES

  • Etosha was first proclaimed a game reserve in 1907
  • Today’s Etosha National Park spans over 22 912km²
  • The Etosha Pan covers 23% of the surface area of the park
  • It is the largest saltpan in Africa, visible even from space
  • The park hosts 114 mammal species and 340 bird species

ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES

  • Learn about life in the northern regions at the Nakambale Museum
  • Support the traditional dancers and musicians at the Tsumeb Arts Performance Centre
  • Sleep over in a traditional village at the Ongula Village Homestead Lodge
  • Indulge in birding in the Etosha National Park and surrounding areas

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Etosha & the Land of the Owambo people

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