Covering the north west swathe of the Kunene Region right up to the Kunene River and the northern border of Angola, lies one of Africa’s last true wildernesses and where the land, along with its Herero and Himba people, still remain untouched by civilisation.
As one of Namibia’s most remote and inaccessible areas which itself goes hand in hand with its adventurous allure, many of the roads are in poor condition so travelling by light aircraft as part of a wider flying safari or reaching the handful of the region’s sophisticated lodges, is the only way to explore the area to the full.
Take scenic flights over the Marienfluss valley, visit local Puros villages home to the pastoral indigenous communities of the Himba and Herero peoples, to safaris observing desert elephant, lions, leopards, cheetahs, as well as the more common game of zebras, giraffes and antelopes.
When to go
Kaokoland has a semi-arid climate and you can visit all year round with a pleasant average annual temperature of 24°c (75°f).
What to do
- Visit the extraordinary and resilient villages of the ancient Himba people.
- Spot desert elephants, giraffe and black rhino