Destinations Northern Namibia

Northern Namibia

About the area

Northern Namibia is known for its colourful local cultures, quirky cuka shops and lively inhabitants. Encompassing the area north of Etosha National Park and up towards the border with Angola, Northern Namibia has traditionally been the home of the Ovambo people, with its capital in Oshakati. A visit to the north is not complete without checking out one of the open-air markets, where you can sample dried mopane worms, a favourite local snack, or crack open an ice-cold beer alongside a plate of kapana (strips of barbequed meat).


Visit Nakambale, home to the first church built in northern Namibia, and its museum.
Sample local dishes and give dried mopane worms a try.
Visit an open-air market and wangle for purchases.
Have a delicious local beer at a cuka shop.

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