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North West Trail


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   Accommodation

Below is a list of accommodation establishments along this route. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly with the establishment.

Aameny Rest Camp
Aameny Rest Camp offers camping facilities with ablution blocks, warm showers and flushing toilets. They also have eight...

Dolomite Camp
Dolomite Camp offers accommodation in 17 bush chalets, each sleeping two. There are three deluxe chalets with their own...

Kapika Waterfall Lodge
Kapika Waterfall Lodge offers accommodation in 10 spacious chalets with an en-suite shower and toilet. The chalets have...

Epupa Falls Guesthouse & Campsite
Epupa Falls Guesthouse & Campsite offers accommodation in five luxury rooms with a private bathroom and shower....

Kunene River Lodge & Campsite
Kunene River Lodge offers accommodation in spacious air-conditioned deluxe rooms near the secluded swimming pool, A-fram...

Abba Guesthouse
Abba Guesthouse is centrally located within Opuwo and offers four budget rooms, six standard rooms and five luxury rooms...

Epupa Camp
Epupa Camp's accommodation consists of nine luxury safari-style tents erected on stone platforms, each with two single b...

Epupa Falls Lodge & Campsite
Epupa Falls Lodge has five thatched bungalows on the river bank overlooking the Epupa Falls. Each bungalow sleeps two gu...

Ohakane Lodge
Ohakane Lodge  is centrally located within Opuwo with easy walking distances to the local amenities and attractions...

Omarunga Lodge, Campsite, Bar & Restaurant
Omarunga Lodge has 13 luxury, en-suite chalets and one luxury family chalet in the shade of a Makalani Palm forest. They...

Omungunda Campsite
Omugunda Campsite offers an authentic village camping experience. Approximately 40km north of Opuwo on the Epupa road, O...

Opuwo Country Lodge
Opuwo Country Lodge is situated on a hilltop with spectacular views and sunsets. The lodge is also within easy reach of...

Rikondjera B&B
Rikondjera B&B offers accommodation in four bedrooms in an old government house which is now privately owned. Bathro...

Van Zyl's Pass Campsite
Van Zyl's Pass Campsite is convinently located at the top of Van Zyl's Pass. The accommodation comprises of two campsite...

   Activities

Below is a list of arts and crafts outlets and projects on this route. Booking and enquiries can be made directly with the business.

Scents of Namibia
Scents of Namibia promotes sustainable harvesting techniques of indigenous natural plant products in the northwest. Ever...

   Arts & Crafts

Below is a list of arts and crafts outlets and projects on this route. Enquiries can be made directly with the business.

Epupa Falls Local Craft Market
A local craft market offering good quality Himba souvenirs. It is located on the way towards the falls lookout path. &n...

   Food & Drink

Below is a list of restaurants and other food and beverage outlets on this route. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly with the establishment.

Kaokoland Restaurant
Kaokoland Restaurant is the most popular restaurant in town for locals and visitors alike. Visitors can experience a mix...

 

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This route links up the western gate of the spectacular Etosha National Park and its teaming wildlife with another Namibian highlight the two major waterfalls on the Kunene River. The route traverses Mopani shrubland while skirting the Etosha Park fence. Opuwo, the main centre in the Himba heartland, is a necessary refuelling and supply stop. The town is of great contrast between modern and ancient tradition. Young people in jeans and t-shirts walk the dusty roads alongside traditionally dressed Himba women covered in ochre and wearing copper bangles and leather adornment.

The good quality gravel road leads the explorer past Himba trudging the remote roads to bring their cattle, goats and donkeys to the nearest water source. The Epupa waterfall is one of the truly unspoilt natural wonders of Africa. The full force of the mighty Kunene River plunges into a narrow gorge, which sends sheets of spray into the blue Namibian sky. 

The river and its fast flowing water brings life to people and animals, many of which walk vast distances to seek the replenishment, shade and shelter. A section of the road between Swartbooisdrift and Ruacana hugs the Kunene River and offer glimpses of the river through the thick riverine forest. Keen birders hone in on a small section of the river which is home to the endemic Cinderella Waxbill. River front campsites and lodges are tucked away among makalani palms on the riverbank.

 

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This route links up the western gate of the spectacular Etosha National Park and its teaming wildlife with another Namibian highlight the two major waterfalls on the Kunene River.

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