Outjo
Town in Namibia
Kunene Region

Outjo (Otjiherero: small hills) is a city of 6,000 inhabitants in the Kunene Region of Namibia. It is the district capital of Outjo Constituency. It is best known as a main gateway to Etosha National Park.

Overview

The town was founded by Germans under the command of Colonel Theodor von Leutwein in 1897 as a small military base in order to explore the northern area of German South-West Africa. The local historical museum (Franke Haus Museum) details the campaign of Major Viktor Franke in Ovamboland.

The "Impalila monument" commemorates the small expedition on the Portuguese fort of Impalila in Angola by Major Viktor Franke in October 1914 following the massacre of a German delegation which had been sent to negotiate a treaty of non-aggression.

The town lies near Gamkarab Cave, known for its stalactites and stalagmites and its pietersite. The caves are on private ground and not open to the public.

Transport

Outjo is the Gateway to the Etosha National Park. Situated on the C38, +/-90 Southwest of the Southern entrance, the Anderson Gate. Outjo is also the last frontier before going into Damaraland (C39 towards Khorixas) and Kaokoaveld (C40 towards Kamanjab). Outjo has an airstrip that accommodates small fixed winged planes +/-10km from the CBD. Outjo is the terminus of a branch railway of the Namibian railway system. Currently not in use.

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Hotels Pensions B&Bs Lodges Camping & others
Etosha National Park General map Etosha Garten Hotel Oppiklippe Tandala Ridge Etotongwe Lodge Sasa Safari Camp Game drives
Grootfontein Etosha Mondjila Safari Camp - - Andersson's Camp Buschberg Guest Farm Desert Express
Photo galleries Regions - - - Bambatsi Holiday Ranch Buschveld Park Resort Night & game drives
First railway lines in Namibia Oppiklippe - - - Epacha Game Lodge and Spa Vreugde Guest Farm Car rental
Otjiwarongo Mondjila - - - Epacha Eagle Tented Lodge Vingerklip Lodge -
Desert Express - - - - Royal Impala Lodge Gabus Game Ranch -
Resorts in National parks - - - - Taleni Etosha Village Holstein Guest Farm -
Tsumeb - - - - Toshari Lodge Namatubis Guest Farm -
- - - - - Ongava Lodge & Tented Camp Harnas Etosha -
- - - - - Etosha Safari Camp Ombinda Country Lodge -

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