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Ohangwena


consider some background inforamtion on te Ohangwena region in the north of the country before your Namibia safari. It is one of the smallest of the thirteen regions in the country.  It shares international borders with both the Cunene and Cuando Cubango provinces of Angola in the north and the northeast.  Within Namibia, Ohangwena borders Kavango in the east, Oshikoto in the south, Oshana in the southwest and Omusati in the west.

The Ohangwena region is home to the Owambo people who are Namibia’s largest cultural group.  The northern and western parts of the region are the areas that are most densely populated.  The cultivation of mahangu, also known as pearl millet is an important part of the culture, so too is cattle farming.  The capital of the region is Eenhana and its name comes from the Oshikwanyama word for calves.  Located in the capital is the Eenhana Memorial Shrine dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in the fight for Namibian independence. 

Due to its proximity to Angola, many businesses have chosen Eenhana as their base.  Another village, Oshikango (which is part of the larger town of Helao Nafidi) is considered the gateway between Namibia and Angola.  The border post located in Oshikango is known for being the business hub of Namibia’s north providing many opportunities for the village and the surrounding areas.

 


 

Namibia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Namibia tour.

Learn about the history and culture of Namibia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Namibia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Namibia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Namibia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Namibia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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