Kaokoland is an area in the nw corner of namibias kunene region. This area which also falls within the kunene region, is an area of desert, rugged mountain ranges, ephemeral rivers, the perennial kunene river, epupa falls and home to the himba people. It is inhabited by the bantuspeaking herero, ovahimba, and ovatjimba nomadic pastoralists. It has gps coordinates, accommodation options and petrol points. Kaokoland is one of south africas few wildernesses, and is bordered to the south by the hoanib river and to the north by the kunene river, where the namibian and angolan border can be found. Participants will be able to see the hartman valley, the skeleton coast, and the hoanib river. Included are also extensive route and travel ideas, as well as general information on kaokoland. This region lies in the extreme northwestern corner of namibia and is bordered in the north by the kunene continue reading about travelling kaokoland. Our map displays the areas and neighborhoods around all kaokoland hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. Extending south from the kunene river across a sparsely populated and harsh environment down to the hoanib river, the area is home to the seminomadic himba people. The kaokoland skeleton coast safari trail by desert magic. Venture into the isolated northwesterly parts of namibia on this relaxing 11 night mobile safari. Kaokoland lies in the nw corner of namibia s kunene region.
Download free namibia mapsfree map downloadsfree world country map downloads. Namibia political 1990 168k and pdf format 174k namibia shaded relief 1990 332k and pdf format 343k. Parts of the scenic kaokoveld are very secluded, pervaded by mountain ranges and dry river beds. Search for hotels in kaokoland with by checking our online map. Detailed map of kaokoland showing the location of all major lodges, tented camps, attractions, campsites, rivers and roads. Popular kaokoland categories kaokoland luxury lodges. Kaokoland map kaokoland travel guide all kaokoland hotels.
It remains the most untouched and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4x4 on hardcore tracks not for the fainthearted. Kaokoland is bordered on the south by the hoanib river and on the north by the kunene river, which also forms namibias border with angola. Kaokoland kaokoland is an area in the nw corner of namibia s kunene region. To save the maps to your computer, rightclick on the link.
Kaokoland forum, travel discussion for kaokoland, namibia. This is a varied, vast and incredibly silent landshape, home of the ovahimba people and an array of wildlife. Whats around hoanib valley camp all inclusive, kaokoland. The desert elephant found in kaokoland namibia is a rare species of wildlife exclusively adapted to the harsh desert weather similar to those living the border of mali desert in mali. This area which also falls within the kunene region, is an area of desert, rugged mountain ranges, ephemeral rivers, the perennial kunene river, epupa falls and home to. You will encounter namibias rare desertadapted elephants, experience the nomadic culture of the ovahimbas and visit the spectacular epupa falls on the mighty kunene river. Another highlight on this safari is going on a mountain hike to see the white lady bushman painting.
The marienfluss conservancy is a wide and long valley covered in soft wavering grass for most of the year, set between high, stark mountain ranges. Kaokoland, also called kaokoveld, geographic region, northwestern namibia. A vast repository of desert mountains, this is one of the least developed regions of the country, and arguably namibia at its most primeval. The kaokoveld is a photographers dreamscape of wideopen vistas, lonely desert roads and hardly another person around to ruin your shot. Be an ecotraveller and do not cause track pollution.
Discover kunene river lodge one of the countrys most famous adventure centres, where adrenalin goes. Note that maps may not appear on the webpage in their full size and resolution. The tracks4africa namibia paper map is designed to be used in conjunction with the t4a gps map of namibia. Mountain ranges near the kunene river are rugged and impressive, with the highest point at 2039m in the baynes mountains. Kaokoland epupa camp epupa falls lodge fort sesfontein kapika waterfall lodge kunene river lodge ohakane lodge okahirongo elephant lodge okahirongo river camp omarunga camp opuwo country lodge serra cafema north ovamboland ongula village homestead ruacana eha lodge uukwaluudhi tented camp tsumeb, otavi and grootfontein dornhugel guest farm.
The lodge nestles perfectly on the banks of the ephemeral hoanib river, a feature which runs through the dramatic khowarib gorge. This arid and desolated area requires traveller to be fully selfsufficient regarding spare tyres, water and fuel and travel on some roads in 4x4 vehicle only. The desert scenery is breathtaking and inhospitable at the same time. Namibia as a developing country that is extremely service orientated. Find the perfect kunene river kaokoland namibia stock photo. Following the rains, the spray, from which the word epupa derives, is most evident. Like other homelands in south west africa, the kaokoland bantustan was abolished in may 1989, at. The local people in kaokoland are mainly herero and himba. Hoanib valley camp map skeleton coast namibia expert africa.
It departs from and returns to sesfontein and travels into central kaokoland and the marien river valley. Today it remains the most untouched and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4x4 on hardcore tracks not for the fainthearted. Vast landscapes, wildlife and historic culture abound in this wild, remote part of africa where the kunene river forms a natural boundary between namibia and angola. From admiring stunning scenery to spotting the desert adapted animals such as the elephants, springbok and much more. Shell map of kaokoland, kunene region, namibia map data scale ca. Today it remains the most untouched and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4x4 on hardcore tracks. Established during the apartheid era, it was intended to be a selfgoverning homeland of the ovahimba, but an actual government was never established. In 1966 the marxist southwest africa peoples organization swapo guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named namibia, but it. The lifegiving kunene river has many waterfalls and rapids of which the most spectacular are the ruacana falls and epupa falls. Kaokoland is bordered by angola and the kunene river to the north, the owambo geographic region to the east, the hoanib river to the south, and the atlantic ocean to the west. Kunene river lodge campsite discover africa safaris. Kaokoland also called kaokoveld is an area in northern namibia, in the kunene region. Kaokoland vacation packages flights to kaokoland restaurants near kaokoland things to do in kaokoland kaokoland travel forum kaokoland photos kaokoland map kaokoland travel guide all kaokoland hotels. Accommodation in kaokoland, namibia my guide namibia.
This is not more evident than in the huge accommodation variety the country has to offer. This map to kaokoland and northern damaraland has been developed and improoved within nine editions and has become a popular choice for travelling this part of namibia. Kaokoveld accommodation, activities and places of interest. The kaokoveld is bordered by the kunene river in the north, the atlantic ocean in the west and the central north region in the east and the damaraland. Kaokoland is a beautifully remote and wild area that deserves respect.
Book hoanib valley camp all inclusive in kaokoland. Kaokoland lies in the nw corner of namibias kunene region. Map of kaokoland and skeleton coast park area back to the main page of. Within kaokoland we traditional leaders rule and care for our people and land in our areas according to our ancestral governance structure. The maps design is kept simple and topographic features have been left away in order to provide optimal map reading.
The area is the ancestral home of the proud himba people and a visit to a tribal village is highly recommended. On every map or schoolbooks about namibia one can see our kaokolands borders being acknowledged. Allinclusive lodge in kaokoland with outdoor pool and restaurant. This map offers an amplified look at this region and can be used in conjunction with our namibia map. Discuss kaokoland travel with tripadvisor travelers. South africa occupied the german colony of southwest africa during world war i and administered it as a mandate until after world war ii, when it annexed the territory. As khowarib lodge is set on the limits of kaokoland, a stay here provides the perfect jumpingoff point to explore the remote and rugged territories of northwest namibia. Kaokoland has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. There is scattered wildlife around, including desert elephants, but this is not really a wildlife viewing destination as densities are very low. Kaokoland epupa camp epupa falls lodge fort sesfontein kapika waterfall lodge kunene river lodge ohakane lodge okahirongo elephant lodge okahirongo river camp omarunga camp opuwo country lodge serra cafema. Kaokoland was an administrative unit and a bantustan in northern south west africa now namibia. Tracks 4 africa namibia map incl kaokoland, swakopmund.
The kaokoland skeleton coast safari trail by desert. The best kaokoland hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee. Kaokoland africas last wilderness tours to kaokoland kaokoland comprises northwestern part of the country and covers more than 70 000 sq. Away from the bustle of the normal tourist routes, you will encounter namibias famous desert adapted elephants, the nomadic ovahimbas, and the mighty kunene river and its spectacular epupa waterfalls. Considered to be one of the last wild frontiers in the world, the kaokoland is incredibly beautiful and the expanse of space including damaraland, you find yourself in is vast and untamed. With the safari tour the kaokoland skeleton coast safari trail, you have a day tour package taking you through windhoek, namibia and 4 other destinations in namibia. This guided safari offers you the perfect opportunity to experience namibias unspoilt north west. Kaokoland mobile safari southern africa guided holidays. The kaokoveld is part of the kunene region in the far northwest of namibia. Declaration by the traditional himba leaders of kaokoland in namibia earth peoples blog. Kaokoland, the kunene river, and the himba travel news namibia.432 877 1061 1149 528 1000 1470 357 319 897 724 415 1383 920 47 489 1417 700 158 1121 476 592 220 19 57 1359 1052 886 381 1181 685 117 1482 1366 1044 737 501 458 745 994 1194 749 797 1053 1115 674