We have selected a few nearby attractions that you might want to experience and explore while you stay with us. All are do-able within a day without having to get up to early, while your can be back at Kaoko Bush Lodge early enough to cool off in our swimming pool, enjoy a sundowner at our Tusker Bar while watching the wildlife at the waterhole.
Omusauna Traditional Himba Village
Join a unique cultural experience and learn more about the Ovahimba people of Namibia. Omusauna is a collaborative project between farmer Mr. Danie Malan, the head lady Mukamira and head man Kaperarua that aims to showcase the traditional lifestyle of the Ovahimba people to visitors. Here you will be able to learn about their language and culture, as well as purchase unique handmade crafts from which they make a living.
The village is less than a kilometer from town on the C35 to Ruacana. Only guided tours are allowed to visit the village and can be arranged via our reception. The tour can last up to two hours.
Western side Etosha (Galton Gate entrance)
Until 2014, the western side of the Etosha Park was off-limits to day visitors and only open to people staying at Dolomite Camp. Now open to the public, Galton Gate offers access to a more secluded section of the park where you are very likely to see lion and elephant at several of the watering holes.
The gate is 70km from Kamanjab on the C35 to Ruacana. It is best to arrive early morning, as you will not be allowed entry 4 hours before sunset unless you have a booking at Dolomite Camp. Please note there are no fuel or refreshment facilities along the way if you are driving to Okaukuejo.
For more information on park entrance fees, click HERE.
Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie (San Art)
With over 1500 individual rock engravings, this is the second largest collection of San art found in Namibia. Situated in the small granite formations only 5km from the town of Kamanjab, this site is well worth a visit.
The rock engravings here were created by two distinct groups of people, namely the San (Bushman) and the Khoekhoen (Khoi). Most of the engravings depict animals such giraffe, eland, elephant and oryx, but the occasional human figure and geometric patterns can also be seen. These engravings served a religious purpose and were a part of the shamanism practiced by these two groups. The approximate age of the engravings span from 25 000 to 400 years old.
To gain access to the area, you need to pick up the keys to the site in town and pay a key deposit together with the visitors fee. This can be done at Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp. All keys must be returned by 18:00 at the latest.
Otjitongwe Cheetah farm
Situated 24km from Kamanjab, Otjitongwe has daily feeding tours where visitors can get up close to the cheetahs. Feeding times vary from summer to winter and advanced booking is recommended. Ask at our reception for assistance.
The project started when the Nels trapped several wild cheetahs that were poaching their livestock, in the hopes of releasing them in Etosha National Park. After learning that the government was opposed to the idea, they released the animals into the wild, though they kept a litter of cubs born in captivity. Since then, the Nels have taken in a number of recovered cheetahs and operate the wildlife farm in the hope of increasing awareness of the plight of these endangered predators.