Highlights in the Kaokoveld
This page provides an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Kaokoveld. One of the highlights is the harsh and remote landscape of the region. Besides that a visit of the Epupa Falls, the Ovahimba Living Museum and other traditional villages, the visit of the Skeleton Coast and the search for desert elephants and desert lions are worthwile.
The border river between Namibia and Angola, the Kunene, plummets down a 40 metre deep gorge at the Epupa Falls close to the nearby village of Epupa. In the Herero language Epupa means “falling water”.
Ovahimba Living Museum
The Ovahimba Living Museum is a place where you can interactively experience the traditional culture of the Ovahimba. The Museum acts as a traditional school for guests and for the children of the own community alike and at the same time it is an income generating institution.
The Ruacana Falls have their origin, like the Epupa Falls in the Kunene River, the border River between Namibia and Angola. Close to the village Ruacana the Kunene, coming from Angola makes a sharp bend to the west to form the border between Namibia and Angola until it flows into Atlantic Ocean at the Skeleton Coast.
Skeleton Coast National Park
The so called Skeleton Coast is a 40 km wide and 500 km long coastal stretch in Namibia, a hostile but fascinating area. Here the cold and unpredictable Benguela Current of the Atlantic Ocean clashes with the dune and desert landscape of north-western Namibia.