- Gateway to Epupa Falls & the Himba culture
Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene region in north-western Namibia. Population 12 000.
The growing town is stituated about 720km north-northwest from Windhoek.
Opuwo is connected to Kamanjab and Windhoek with an excellent paved/tarred road.
This exciting town is the gateway to the friendly and very interesting Himba People, the Epupa Waterfalls, the Marienfluss, Desert Elephants, Van Zyl's pass (where you need a good 4x4), Traditional villages of the Himba, Herero and Dhimba people, plus much more. Plan to spend a night or two in Opuwo where you can walk around in one of the most interesting towns in Africa and experience it's diverse people, sights and smells. Buy some cultural ornaments from the street markets and support the local economy. Drive to Epupa waterfalls (180km north) or a nearby traditional village (10 to 20km west, south or north).
Coordinates: 18°3'20"S 13°50'26"E
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The town has well stocked grocery shops, Internet Cafes, Post Office, Banks, Petrol & Diesel, a hospital, lots of churches, 4 schools and many regional offices (veterinary, Labour, Education, Police, etc). Local craftspeople selling hand-made jewellery and other crafts can be found on street and at the open market.