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

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KAMANJAB IS AN IMPORTANT TOWN in the Etosha region and offers the traveller essential facilities. It’s centrally situated for those en-route to Kaokoland, whether they come from Etosha, Windhoek, Swakopmund or from the northern parts of Namibia. While the town itself is fairly plain, the surrounding area is very scenic and has a lot to offer. The C40 gravel road, from which Kamanjab is accessed, leads directly to the Grootberg Pass and Palmwag, while the nearest entry into Etosha National Park, Galton Gate, is only 70km away on tar.

Traveller Description

If heading north, Kamanjab is a good place to draw money and fill up with fuel and provisions, it's the last place you can do so before reaching Opuwo or Ruacana. The general dealer is well-stocked with everything from a needle to a bottle of wine and there's a wide range of accommodation in the area. Attractions include the rock engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie, the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village and the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

To reach the rock engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie requires a short hike up the koppie but it's worth the effort. You'll find over 1 500 Bushmen engravings, mainly of animals; the view over Kamanjab and surrounding landscape is also worth the price of admission.

At the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village visitors can witness the Himba way of life, while at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park you are allowed to touch tame cheetah.

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

Destination Information
Police Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Airstrip Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +264(0)67 330 004
Towing Service Telephone :  +264(0)81 283 2420
Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP (95 & 93 (most of the time))
Diesel Type :  For passenger & common transport vehicles

Facilities
Other Facilities :  School/s.

Activities
Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Fishing Swimming Bird Watching
Donkey Cart Drives, Animal Feeding

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
There’s a wide range of accommodation in the area.

ATM & BANKING:
ATM is at the Supermarket. Please note that ATM services are not reliable due to frequent Internet interruptions in this remote location! Be sure to carry enough cash with you.

Bank Windhoek comes to the town on Fridays.

ATTRACTIONS:
Rock engravings at Peet Alberts; Koppie, the Otjikandero Himba Orphan Village and the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

FUEL:
There is a 24 hour filling station.
If heading north, Kamanjab is a good place to fill up with fuel, it’s the last place you can do so before reaching Opuwo or Ruacana.
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!

GAS REFILL:
You can refill gas bottles at Sentra (Service Station).

HEALTHCARE:
You can contact the town clinic and ambulance at +264(0)67 330 031 if you need medical services.
There is no pharmacy in Kamanjab.

LAUNDROMAT:
There is no laundromat in Kamanjab.

TOW-INS:
An extra landline number for the tow-in service is +264(0)67 330 104 / +264(0)81 283 2420 (Falkenberg Garage in Kamanjab).

ROADS AROUND KAMANJAB:
Kamanjab can be reached in a day's drive from Windhoek, on tar roads, via Otjiwarongo and Outjo, and from Swakopmund, on gravel roads, via Uis and Khorixas or via the coastal route through the sandy Skeleton Coast Park and its Springbokwater Gate.

SHOPS & SERVICES:
If heading north, Kamanjab is a good place to draw money and stock up with provisions, it’s the last place you can do so before reaching Opuwo or Ruacana.
The general dealer is well-stocked with everything from a needle to a bottle of wine.

TIPS:
Although Kamanjab is a frontier town and has got the only re-fuelling station in this area, it is advisable to bring all food and items required for camping in remote parts of Damaraland and Kaokoveld along from larger centres.

TOURIST INFO SERVICES:
There is no tourist info in Kamanjab. (2014).

TRANSPORT:
The Airstrip is 17 km away from Kamanjab.

 Travel Tip!

You need a key for the gate to the rock engravings on Peet Alberts Koppie; get it from your accommodation hosts. An off-road trip into the dry riverbeds will lead you to some exquisite scenery. Okaukuejo can easily be reached within a day via Galton Gate.


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