Otjiwarongo and around

Meaning the 'place of the fat cattle' in Herero, the town of Otjiwarongo is a fast-growing commercial centre, strategically located in the centre-north of Namibia, serving the farming communities in the surrounding area. It is also a regular stopping-off place for people travelling to Etosha and the Waterberg Plateau, with a wide range of reasonably priced accommodation. Nearby are the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Africat Foundation which are both important organizations in the protection of Namibia's big cats and are well worth supporting. Namibia is home to 25% of the world's cheetah and 90% of these live on commercial farmland. Consequently they are under threat from farmers when they prey on their livestock. A day trip to the Cheetah Conservation Fund or an overnight visit to the Africat Foundation's guest farm, Okonjima, is highly recommended; not only is it the best place in Namibia to get close to cheetah and leopard, but also to learn about the plight of these creatures in Africa.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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