The small town of Outjo in northern Namibia boasts a population of around six thousand people. The town is nestled among small hills and is best known for being a cattle farming centre and the gateway to Etosha Park, the Andersson Gate is approximately 100km's north of the town.
Outjo has several major banks, restaurants, a hospital, hotels, supermarkets and petrol stations. The Bäckerei Outjo is a bakery & café with tasty German cakes, strudel bread and coffee.
The town was founded as a small military base in 1897, and was primarily used to explore the northern reaches of Namibia.
Places of interest in the town include the Naulila Monument, commemorating the 19th October 1914 massacre of German soldiers and officials by the Portuguese near Fort Naulila on the Kunene River in Angola. It also commemorates soldiers killed on 18th December 1914, under Major Franke, who was was sent to avenge the earlier losses. The Windmill Tower, east of Outjo, was constructed in 1900 to provide fresh water for German soldiers and their horses, as well as for the hospital. The Outjo museum is housed in the Franke Haus which was built in 1899 as the residence for the towns commanding officer. The museum houses a number of interesting articles from the area including local gemstones, a variety of antique furniture and a display about the campaign of Major Viktor Franke into Ovamboland
Apart from Etosha, features of the general area include the Ugab Terraces, 'Vingerklip' and the volcanic tiger's eye deposits on the farm Hopewell.
A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park
On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park
Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp
Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp
Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation
Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park
40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant
Situated just north of the town of Outjo around 90km south of the Park
One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole
On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area
Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park
Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park
Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park
Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay
A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole
Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park
On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience
Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.
This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges