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Located in Namibia :: Etosha  :: Outjo
Category: Places :: Town Medium

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Outjo can be found tucked away among some small hills and is best known for being a cattle farming centre and the gateway to Etosha National Park. The town was founded by Germans under the command of Colonel Theodor von Leutwein in 1897 as a small military base; it was used primarily as a base from which to explore the northern reaches of German South West Africa.

Places of interest in the town include the Naulila Monument, commemorating the 1914 massacre of German soldiers and officials by the Portuguese near Fort Naulila on the Kunene River in Angola. It also commemorates soldiers killed when attempting to avenge the earlier losses. The Windmill Tower, east of Outjo, was constructed in 1900 to provide fresh water for German soldiers, their horses and the hospital.

Traveller Description

Outjo is the primary gateway to the Etosha National Park (Anderson Gate is only about 100km north of the town) as well as the last stop before Damaraland and the Kaokoveld. This bustling little town is the ideal place to stock up on food and fuel supplies, get your tyres checked or repaired, draw some money and even see the doctor if you need one. Outjo offers a variety of camping and lodging accommodation to suit your needs and pocket.
The Bäckerei Outjo offers tasty German cakes, strudel bread and coffee and shouldn't be missed. Apart from Etosha, nearby attractions include the Ugab Terraces and 'Vingerklip' south-west of Outjo en-route to Khorixas.

Contact
Address :  Damaraland, Namibia
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTC. LEO

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airport Airstrip Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Police Telephone :  +264(0)67 313 005
Hospital Telephone :  +264 (0)67 313 250
Doctor Telephone :  +264(0)67 313 020
Tourist Information Telephone :  +264(0)67 313 072
Towing Service Telephone :  +264(0)67 313 561
Petrol Type :  ULP/LRP

Facilities
Other Facilities :  Municipal. Travel Agency. Government Services.

Activities
Game Viewing Game Drives Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Horse Trails Swimming Bird Watching Stargazing
Night Drives, Picnics, Donkey Trekking, Donkey Cart Drives, Animal Feeding

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
Outjo offers a variety of camping and lodging accommodation to suit your needs and pocket.

FUEL:
Outjo is the primary gateway to the Etosha National Park (Anderson Gate is only about 100km north of the town) as well as the last stop before Damaraland and the Kaokoveld. So it’s a good idea to fill up with fuel here!
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia. Cash, Debit and Credit cards are accepted at most fuel stops in the larger and touristy towns. Just always take extra cash with in case they only accept cash!

SHOPS & SERVICES:
This is the ideal town to stock up on food, get your tyres checked or repaired, draw some money and even see the doctor if you need one.
The Bäckerei Outjo offers tasty German cakes, strudel bread and coffee and shouldn’t be missed.

 Travel Tip!

Gamkarab is a working cattle farm north-east of Outjo which offers camping facilities to nature lovers keen on exploring the Gamkarab Cave. This cave was originally used as a water source by the Bushman and local wildlife. Visitors can explore the cave which leads 60 meters down to the water point. The cave system fans out underwater and researchers are still exploring its myriad tunnels. Explorers need to bring their own headlights and wear old clothes and comfortable shoes.


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