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Ombalantu Baobab Tree

Community Campsites - Namibia

The hollowed-out trunk of this baobab tree has in the past been used as a post office and a chapel.  This campsite in northern Namibia's Owamboland region alows you to explore the area and marvel at this versatile tree.

Why visit the Ombalantu Baobab Tree?

  • The campsite is located at a former army base and is therefore rich in pre-independence history
  • The campsite is located in the centre of Outapi and provides an excellent stopover
  • A peaceful night away from the hassles of the bigger towns.

What can you experience?

  • Displays of the history of the tree and the struggle for independence
  • A wide range of wire products and baskets as well as clay pots
  • Story telling the oral history of the Owambo people

What facilities are available?

  • A craft shop
  • Camping facilities
  • Ablution block with toilet & shower
  • Braai facilities
  • A heritage centre

Nearby attractions include:

Where is it?

  • Located in Outapi town, opposite the town council, behind the open market, adjacent to the former South African military base. Outapi is situated in between Oshakati and Ruacana on the C46

How do I get there?

  • From Oshakati: take the C46 main road to Ruacana. Outapi is a 90km drive over tar road from Oshakati. Turn left into town, turn left again circa 1km from the junction. The tree is located behind the open market. From Ruacana: take the C46 main road to Oshakati. Outapi is circa 100km from Ruacana. Turn right into town, turn left circa 1km from the junction. The tree is located behind the open market. From Tsandi: take the D3612 gravel road towards Outapi. Follow the tar road into town (1km before you reach the junction with the C46), the tree is located behind the traditional authority and open market complex

Unfortunately we are not able to book community campsites as there are no reliable contact numbers or booking offices in places.
The only way to get a site is to arrange it on arrival at the campsite.

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