Tourism

Kunene's rugged landscape and ancient traditional diversity and practices make tourism a key economic sector for the region. No matter what kind of tourist you are, Kunene has something to grab your interest. The region offers geo-tourism, eco-tourism and adventure-tourism. 46% of the nation's conservancies are in Kunene, hosting wildlife such as desert elephants, rhinos, lions and giraffes. If your interest is in observing animals in their natural habitat, you need not look any further than this rich region. Kunene is home to some of the most stunning tourism sites in Namibia. A number of attractions to be found in the region include the Petrified Forest, Epupa Falls, the Skeleton Coast and the Swartbooi Graves. The joy is not only in seeing these attraction, but in travelling through the region enjoying amazing scenic routes when passing through Hartmann's & Maneuflus valleys, Steep van Zyl's pass, Hoarusib & Hoanib rivers, and Sesfontein. There is something to be said for an area that does not only offer holiday destinations but a memorable experience to and from those main spots. The culture, numerous wild animals, conservancies and national parks make the region an investor's dream. The following development opportunities exist in the region

  • The construction of tourist accommodation and other tourism facilities
  • Improvement of roads to enable easy travel to, from and within the region
  • Marketing activities to bring awareness to the region
  • Recreational tour facilities

Although a seeming contradiction, the region's wide open spaces and lack of extensive modernisation make it an attractive place to visit. The region offers something most regions do not, an authentic Namibian experience rich in culture and enchanting beauty.

Epupa Falls

The Epupa falls are created by the Kunene River on the border between Angola and Namibia in the Kaokoland area of the region.

The Burnt Mountain

At the foot of a 12km long volcanic ridge, the Burnt Mountain is a barren area where nothing grows.

Petrified Forest

Located 40km west of Khorixas in an area previously known as Damaraland, lies fossilized tree trunks that are estimated to be about 280 million years old.

Conservancies

46% of the nation's conservancies are in Kunene, hosting wildlife such as desert elephants, rhinos, lions and giraffes. Each conservancy offers guided tours with trained guides

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