Things to do & places to visit in Kunene Region, Namibia

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Kunene Region #8 destination in Namibia 2023. The average rating score is 3.62 based on 1.703 traveler reviews, of 23 attractions. Timezone: Africa/Windhoek, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 8:42.

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General weather summary in April

86°F - 61°F
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Pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze
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46.0 millimeters
11.3 mph
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7:13 AM
6:55 PM
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Top places to visit (24 attractions)

  1. 5.0 Hoanib River (36 reviews)
    - Wonderful pice of nature
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water
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    We camped 2 nights in the Hoanib river on our expedition in Namibia and liked that place very much. We even could track desert lions!! See more..
  2. 5.0 Hoarusib River (11 reviews)
    - Great views
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water
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    this is worth the trip and you always see elephants and giraffes. we even saw lions and the landscape is to die for.... See more..
  3. 5.0 Van Zyl's Pass (9 reviews)
    - Challenging
    Spent More than 3 hours Mountains
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    A big kids playground, some challenging off roading, was indeed amusing to watch how it shouldn't be done with an American group in front of us. See more..
  4. 5.0 Sesembo (1 review)
    - WEnt on an African Safari
    Ruan knows Namibia, If you want a real Safari in Namibia give Ruan a call. He is very knowledgeable and extremely easy to get along with. My Son and I went on a 7 day Safari with Ruan and if was Fantastic! We saw the Namib Desert and so many African animals that I cannot list them all. When you book with Sesembo it is like booking with a best friend. the experience was top notch from start to finish. See more..
  5. 4.5 Epupa Falls (220 reviews)
    - oasis in a desert
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    after season of rain, this place must me magnificent. we were there in dry season, so the spectacularity was lost on us. many mosquitos in this oasis. don't just stay by the main falls. continue the path down the stream. just not in a mid day. heat is unbearable and you need to keep moving or you feel your feet brining even in good shoeware. See more..
  6. 4.5 The Ovahimba Living Museum (26 reviews)
    - Surprising well done; and a happy dance party at the end
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours History Museums
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    The road sign attended us to this show village, but the hima actually lived there most of the time. We took the full two-hour tour and were guided by John who spoke good English. In the beginning he explained all acts, but gradually the group became more active with a lion-attack and it ended with a whole village song and dance partt. They almost did not want to end. Afterwards several group photos. Super entertainment on recent history and actual life. See more..
  7. 4.5 Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (24 reviews)
    - I love rocks!
    Speciality & Gift Shops
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    One of the oldest and most well-established curio shops in Namibia, Namibia (SWA) Gemstones is especially renowned for its wide selection of gemstones and minerals, (specialising in Tsumeb minerals).They also have a good choice of curios and handmade custom jewellery for the discerning buyer.Namibia Gemstones doubles as the local tourist office and is very helpful for local information. Languages spoken: English, German and Afrikaans. See more..
  8. 4.5 Kaoko Information Centre (21 reviews)
    - Visit to the local Himbas
    Visitor Centers
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    We had a fantastic day yesterday with Tjingi as our guide to a Himba village. Himself being a Himba, he was the right person who explained evrything about the complex family structures, traditions and history of the Himbas. If you are in Opowu and you want to learn about the Himbas, go to the Kaoko Information Center rather than booking a superficial tourist tour through the lodge. Before every visit you go to a local supermarket with the guide and buy basics nutriments that the guide puts together for the villages you will visit. This way you support the local village directly. Thank you again guys See more..
  9. 4.5 Ugab River (12 reviews)
    - We spotted desert elephants along C35 as it crossed he Ugab River bridge
    Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water
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    The Ugab is a river system that stretches nearly 500 kilometres in the Damaraland region of Namibia. The riverbed is dry most of the year but there remains small pockets of water, enough for hardy wildlife, including the unique herds of desert adapted elephants, which can be found living along the Ugab River. We recently spotted a small herd of elephants on the C35 as it crossed the river. They were around 40 metres off the road and in full view for those who wanted to stop their drive and enjoy the elephants before continuing their drive northbound. This was a pleasant surprise and one that we greatly enjoyed. Not sure about what sightseeing activities might exist in the Ugab River area in relation to seeing the desert elephants. However, for those continuing north into Damaraland, several resorts offer desert elephant safaris. The likelihood of seeing the elephants during these games drives is very high. See more..
  10. 4.5 Dessert Elephants Conservation - Kunene Region (10 reviews)
    - Majectic Giants
    Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    these majestic giants are interesting to do. try the wonderful guys at Desert Tours and they will show an amazing time. See more..
  11. 4.0 Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park (118 reviews)
    - A surreal experience!
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    A family dedicated to the plight of the cheetahs gives tours to help pay for the keep of them. The government gives no help or assistance to them but they continue anyway. They have about 4 at their home who are 'tame'. We were able to pet them, have our photos taken and watched them eat (donkey). We were then taken out on the truck to feed the wild cheetahs. I would go back to this place in a minute. See more..
  12. 4.0 White Lady (86 reviews)
    - nice walk, great views , interesting place
    Sightseeing Tours
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    Nice walk 2.5km one way, easy walk.(1.5hour in total) We did it with 2 kids 9y-12y old. No problem at all. start early. We had a nice guid , good information and knowledgabel Entrance fee 250 NAD /PP adult 200 NAD /PP child its not cheap ( same prices at twyfelfontein rock carvings ( 45 min walk) , twyfelfontein Orgelpipes (5min walk! - rip off) and petrifeid forest twyfelfontein to xhoriasroad (30 min walk - rip off) if you choose one of these above, go for the white lady paintings See more..
  13. 4.0 Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie (31 reviews)
    - Khoikhoi rock engravings
    Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    The engravings were clearly marked and there are lots of them to follow and look at. Each tells its own story. Make sure to take water with you as its a large area. The key can be obtained from the reception at Oppikoppi Rest Camp. Cost is R60/p and R100 key deposit. My girls enjoy the engravings very much because its part of our homeschool curriculum!! See more..
  14. 4.0 Experience Darama Culture Museum (16 reviews)
    - Even for a "Local" , I have learnt a lot!!
    Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    This is a very interesting place to gain some knowledge about the people living in this isolated area of Namibia. Worthwhile to visit!!! See more..
  15. 4.0 Fort Sesfontein Cemetery (4 reviews)
    - Three German Soldier Graves
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Cemeteries
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    The cemetery is the last rest place of 3 German soldiers from the German Shutztruppe. Location: near the old German fort S 19° 07.113 E 013° 37.113 See more..
  16. 3.5 Petrified Forest (460 reviews)
    - 280,000 million year old petrified trees
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    It takes about 40 minutes to walk through the park and hear the information from the guide. The petrified pine trees are 280,000 million years old. They have two large trees laying on the ground and many broken pieces of other trees scattered throughout the park. Interesting quick stop. See more..
  17. 3.5 Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village (151 reviews)
    - Worth a visit
    Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    When we planned our holiday in Namibia, one of the main purpose - togheter with Etosha and Sossusvlei - was visiting an himba village. We were told the best experience was visiting the villages far north (Opuwo) and having just 10 days we were worried that our visit to the villages around Kamanjab could be a disappointment. On the way from Twyfelfontein to Etosha the easiest option was Otijkandero Orphan Village, between Kamanjab and Outjo. We left from Twyfelfontein Country Lodge 7.30am and arrived at the village around 11am. The tour takes about 1 hour, an himba guide shows you the village and some activity. It's possible to interact with people and you can take your time for pictures. From here we drove to Outjo, had lunch and then drove to Okaukuejo with plenty of time for a self drive safari inside the park. All in all a good tour, great pictures but especially a great experience talking with people with different culture. Moro, Perivi, Nawa! See more..
  18. 3.0 Organ Pipes (275 reviews)
    - Special
    Spent < 1 hour Geologic Formations
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    Organ Pipes are situated near the Burnt Mountain, west of Khorixas. They are a rock formation that comprises a group of columnar basalts which resemble organ pipes. The Organ Pipes were formed about 150 million years ago as the result of the intrusion of liquid lava into a slate rock formation, which was exposed over time by erosion. See more..
  19. 3.0 !Nari Sarima Tours & Safaris (2 reviews)
    - Desert Elephant Tracking, Sundowners and wild camping under the stars.
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Taxis & Shuttles • Walking Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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    A warm and hospitable and informative tour guide took us wild camping amongst the desert elephants in the river beds near Twyfelfontein. Life changing experience under the stars. Provided us with all the essentials in a hostile desert environment. !Nari Sarima Tours & Safari's also offers day trips to see the desert elephants, cultural tours to world heritage sites, sundowner drives and walks. Very professional and would definitely recommend them for activities when passing through this area. See more..
  20. 2.5 Burnt Mountain (143 reviews)
    - For geology fans
    Spent < 1 hour Mountains
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    Worth to see if you are visiting the Organ Pipes otherwise this place is mostly interesting for geology fans. We just had a short visit, took some pictures and our guide explained to us history of this place. Nice but not the best. See more..
  21. 2.5 Burnt Mountain (47 reviews)
    - Not impressed
    Spent < 1 hour Geologic Formations
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    This was not quite impressive compared to the organ pipes, it just looks a burnt charcoal mountain. Not allowed to climb the Burnt Mountain. The Burnt Mountain was proclaimed a national monument on 15th September 1956. See more..
  22. Sasa Safari Camp & Tours (0 review)
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Multi-day Tours • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Safaris • Taxis & Shuttles • Bike Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals • Bus Tours • Day Trips
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  23. Things to Do in Kunene Region (0 review)
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Safaris • Fishing Charters & Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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  24. Things to Do in Kunene Region (0 review)
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Safaris • Fishing Charters & Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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