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Kaokoveld

Travel Guide Africa Namibia Kaokoveld

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Introduction

Kaokoveld (or Kaokoland) is one of the last wilderness areas in Namibia and even southern Africa.
It's the northwesternmost part of the country and home to the famous Himba people.

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Geography

The Kaokoveld is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Namibian savanna woodlands to the east, and the Namib Desert to the south. It's located just north of Damaraland. Although it's an arid region, it receives most of its rainfall during the warmer summermonths (November to March) and the north has some spectactular waterfalls as the Epupa Falls and Ruacana Falls.

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Sights and Activities

  • Go on a desert safari and try to spot desert lions, desert elephants and a few rhinos and giraffes.
  • Visit the Himba people
  • Visit waterfalls along the border with Angola, like Ruacana and Epupa Falls.

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Sleep

If you want to go out on an extended trip, camping is your option. There are however quite a few (luxurious) lodges at some places, including Epupa Falls and along the Kunene river.

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