Surrounded by untouched wilderness and offering beautiful handicrafts, Cheetah conservation and crocodiles.
A town amid a vast stretch of untouched wildness, Otjiwarongo means, Pleasant Place and offers visitors an authentic experience. Mingle with locals in the bustling craft market, stop off at the Cheetah Conservation centre to learn more about these wondrous creatures and enjoy spending some time amongst the crocs at Namibia’s first crocodile farm, The Crocodile Ranch.
Top hotels in Otjiwarongo
Otjiwarongo holiday highlights
Otjiwarongo is best known for its Cheetah Conservation Fund, and as Namibia is home to the largest population of Cheetah’s in the world, it’s highly important. You can talk a walk around the education centre, meet some of the Cheetah Ambassadors or go on a cheetah safari. You can also visit the AfriCat Foundation, a short drive away in Okonjima for even more information on these beautiful and endangered animals.
The area is imbued with Herero heritage and this is evident in the wonderful bustling market in town which sells a great range of local handicraft including wonderful wooden sculptures of safari animals, carved bowls, spoons and locally woven fabrics and garments. You can also spot the twin peaks of the Omatako Mountains in the distance to the south.
Otjiwarongo is ideal for those looking to stop off on their way, or way back from the Etosha National Park and for those not quite done with the safari experience the Waterberg National Park is close by.