Top things to do in North of Etosha

Waterfall in Ruacana

Ruacana Falls

At one time, Ruacana Falls was a guaranteed wonder, though all that changed thanks to Angola’s Calueque Dam, 20km upstream, and NamPower’s Ruacana power plant. On the rare occasion when there’s a surfeit of water, R…
Fort in Uutapi

Fort

The most famous attraction in Uutapi is the former South African Defence Force (SADF) base, which is dominated by an enormous baobab tree. This tree, known locally as omukwa, was once used to shelter cattle from inv…
Lake in Ondangwa

Lake Oponono

The main attraction in the area is Lake Oponono, a large wetland fed by the Culevai oshanas (underground river channels). After a heavy rainy season, the lakeshores attract a variety of birdlife, including saddle-bi…
Museum in Ondangwa

Nakambale Museum

Nakambale, which was built in the late 1870s by Finnish missionary Martti Rauttanen, is believed to be the oldest building in northern Namibia. It now houses a small museum on Owambo history and culture. Nakambale i…