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Kaokoland, the wild region of Namibia is the home to the tribes of Himba community. The remote and rugged region is known for the incredible scenery of mountains, the pastel shades of dawn and dusk, the water streams and a lot more. Even after being a deserted region, it’s the refreshing hues of plains and the bright sunrise that makes Kaokoland one of the leisure vacation destinations of Namibia. Taking about the wildlife and the diverse ecology, the desert of Namibia dwells some endemic and rare African species like the elephant, black rhino, giraffe and more. The Hoarusib River overlooking the table-top koppies offers a magnificent view to witness the stunning vista. Enclosed within the edges of Hoanib River and the Kunene River, Kaokoland is a region that owns a back and beyond silence. Discover the lush green areas around the Otjihipa Mountains rising abruptly towards the east and the Hartmann Mountains that is arid with the deserted region and rugged topography. The waterfalls as Ruacana Falls and Epupa falls are major attraction falling in Kaokoland region of Namibia. The Epupa Falls are home for some dangerous crocs and a variety of marine life. Kaokoland, if not an ideal destination for vacation, is surely a spot to seek leisure and observe the magical landscape.

Places To visit In Kaokoland

Epupa falls

Epupa falls is known as the major attraction in Namibia that is dominated by a variety of flora as baobabs, wild figs, makalani palms and series of fall cascading from a height of 60 meters. Travel around the region that houses a diverse wilderness with some endemic birdlife and spectacular scenic beauty. Crocodiles can be spotted in the pools while swimming and touring around the river.


The gateway to Epupa falls, Opuwo is known to be the land of Himba people. Not a tourist attraction for travellers, the town exhibits the life of tribes living in Namibia. The art centre, Kunene Craft Centre offers a number of souvenirs to as handmade jewellery, paintings, folk art etc. With grocery stores, cafes and eateries, the town offer everything you need.

Kunene River

The Kunene River is a perfect getaway in Kaokoland that flows through the barren land with the ancient granite rock formation. Witness the lush river banks and the arid region of the mountains. The safari lodges, resorts and campsite offer an overnight gateway to experience the serene landscape and isolated beauty of the region.

Best Time To Visit Kaokoland

Kaokoland tour can be planned any time of the year but there are a few seasons which are not ideal for exploring. The best time to visit Kaokoland is in the dry season that is from the month of May to October as the weather remains pleasant and warm. The dry season allows the animals to gather near the waterholes, making your game viewing convenient and easy. The chilling environment and cold breeze in the evening will make your safari tour well suited. Whereas, the months from November to March can be rainy and hot so it is better to avoid these months to travel to Kaokoland. 

Things To Do In Kaokoland

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Himba Culture Tour

The Tribe of Himba resides along the remote region of Kaokoland that one can visit during the Namibia tour. From their lifestyle to art, culture and belief, Kaokoland is the best place to closely observe these tribe. Interact with the head of the tribe and learn about their habitat conservation and the protection of natural resources.

A long drive to Damaraland

For the adrenaline junkies, Kaokoland is a great place to enjoy a long drive passing through the dramatic region of Namibia. Passing through the Van Zyl’s Pass in Kaokoland to Divorce Pass in Damaraland the tour is known for the challenging terrains of Van Zyl’s Pass.

Safari Tours

Kaokoland is a gateway to enter the most enthralling national parks and game reserve of Namibia. Get on a safari tour in Kaokoland where you can explore the habitat of some of the desert animals that includes species like black rhino, elephant and giraffe.

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How to Reach Kaokoland

Kaokoland is a remote region of Namibia that can be accessed via air or land. Anyhow public transport is not available to travel on land.

Via air; Hosea Kutako International Airport is the international airport at Windhoek city has the nearest airport that is connected to Kaokoland with charter flights. The flights are part of fly-around safari tour booked prior to the visit.

Via land; self-driving is not recommended when you are travelling in and around Kaokoland. Cabs can be hired with guides to explore the region.

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