Welcome to Okahandja


From the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, the town served as a German-run mission and a colonial administrative centre, remnants of which still dot the town centre.


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$2426 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Namibia Hightlights Guided Tour from Windhoek

Day 1: Arrival (D) (70 km)Pick up from the airport. Drive-through Windhoek city tour, transfer to the lodge. (1 night)Day 2: Namib-Naukluft Park, Solitaire Oasis (B,D) (350km gravel road)On the way to Namib Desert, traveling through Central Plateau, stop-over at the panoramic Spreetshoogte Pass and at Solitaire Oasis known for its famous apple pie. Wildlife: ostriches, antelopes, giraffes, wildebeest, baboons, bat-eared foxes, zebras, occasionally cheetahs. (2 nights at desert lodge)Day 3: Desert Getaway: Soussusvlei, Dune 45, Dead Vlei (B,D) (290km gravel road)Drive to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Unique chance for landscape photography! Optional climbing Dune 45. 5 km off-road drive to Dead Vlei with its dried up acacias amidst the orange dunes. Optional hiking, Big Daddy’ dune, visit to Sossusvlei pan. After lunch, hike through Sesriem Canyon rock formations, sunset at Elim Dune.Day 4: Atlantic Coast - Walvis Bay, Swakopmund (B, D) (240km gravel road)From Namib-Naukluft Park, through dry Kuiseb and Gaub riverbeds, Tropic of Capricorn to the coast. (2 nights, Swakopmund)Day 5: Coastal Adventure (B, D) (100km tarred road)Moon Valley 'lunar landscape' and botanic attraction Welwitchia mirabilis. Day 6: Cape Cross, Seal Colony (B, D) (350km gravel road)Coastal salt-road to Cape Cross and the Cape Fur-Seal colony. Later, east to scenic Damaraland towards Brandberg Massif, passing by Damara villages, chance to buy semi-precious stones at the road-side stands. Wildlife: meerkats, jackals, ostriches, springboks. (1 night)Day 7: Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings (UNESCO World Heritage), Damara Culture (B, D) (300km gravel)Twyfelfontein – largest concentration of petroglyphs in Africa created by Bushmen recording ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities. Cultural meeting with Damara tribe at the, Living Museum’. (1 night)Days 8 & 9: Wildlife of Etosha National Park (B, D) (350km gravel/tarred road)Etosha - one of the most loved parks of Africa! Afternoon till sunset game drive, variety of African wildlife roaming through the bush. In the evening, 'theater of nature' at the flood-lit waterhole. Day 9 - full day game drive (various regions/viewpoints/waterholes). (2 nights within the park)Day 10: Return to Windhoek (B) (450km tarred road)Morning game drive, traveling back to Windhoek, stop-over at the craft market in Okahandja. Transfer to the airport.

$3595.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day Namibia Highlights from Windhoek

Starting out in Windhoek, leave for the Kalahari Desert where you'll enjoy a sunset nature drive. See the amazing Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as the Naute Dam — Namibia’s third largest dam — and view the spectacular Fish River Canyon with a scenic sundowner drive in Aus. Explore the Duwisib Castle, a grand medieval fortress in the hills of Southern Namibia, and travel to Maltahöhe. Enjoy the timeless magnificence of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, with a 4x4 drive into the Namib Desert. See the Sesriem Canyon and Kuiseb Canyon, and travel to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Embark on a sundowner drive to the Moon Landscape near Swakopmund with ample time to explore this quaint and popular seaside city resembling a small German town. Visit the ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes in Twyfelfontein and the scenic vistas in Damaraland, and enjoy an amazing sundowner drive in the Aba Huab River. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and make the most of our game-viewing opportunities in Etosha National Park. You'll also stop at a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.

$1667.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Southern Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Set out from Windhoek for the Kalahari Desert where you will be able to enjoy a sunset nature drive. We visit the spectacular Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as Namibia’s third largest dam—the Naute Dam. The gorgeous Fish River Canyon will take your breath away with a scenic sundowner drive in Aus to end off your day. We explore a grand medieval fortress – called Duwisib Castle – built in the hills of Southern Namibia, and journey to Maltahöhe. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei offer timeless magnificence combined with a 4x4 drive into the Namib Desert. We visit the Sesriem and Kuiseb canyons before travelling to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Enjoy a spectacular sundowner drive to the Moon Landscape near Swakopmund and explore this quaint and unique seaside city that offers a host of activities and attractions. Visit a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.

$2687.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

13-Day Classic Namibia

Starting out in Windhoek, leave for the Kalahari Desert where you can enjoy a nature drive. See the amazing Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop and view the spectacular Fish River Canyon with a scenic, optional guided nature drive. Visit the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery where you can taste some of the unique liquors, before stopping at Garub, viewing point for the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert. Explore the Kolmanskop ghost town, a deserted Diamond Mining Town near Lüderitz, then tour the quaint and characterful coastal town of Lüderitz. Enjoy the timeless magnificence of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, and take the chance to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath! See the Sesriem Canyon and travel to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. There is ample time to explore Swakopmund, a quaint and popular seaside city resembling a small German town. Visit the ancient rock engravings and the Organ Pipes in Twyfelfontein and the scenic vistas in Damaraland. Visit a Damara village near Twyfelfontein and make the most of our game-viewing opportunities in Etosha National Park. You'll also stop at a local handicraft market in Okahandja (time-permitting) on the way back to Windhoek.

$2033.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

9-Day Southern Namibia Tour from Windhoek

Set out from Windhoek for the Kalahari Desert where you will be able to enjoy a scenic nature drive. We visit the spectacular Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop as well as the Naute Kristall Cellar and Distillery near Naute Dam. The gorgeous Fish River Canyon will take your breath away and you will travel into the past with a visit to the eerie but fascinating Kolmanskop ghost town, a now deserted diamond mining town situated in the desert. We explore the small, historic and quaint town of Lüderitz on the beautiful coast. Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei offer timeless magnificence combined with the opportunity to walk up one of the majestic, high sand dunes of the Namib Desert. We visit the Sesriem Canyon before travelling to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Enjoy a visit to the shallow lagoon in Walvis Bay, with a myriad of birdlife, particularly flamingos, and explore the quaint and unique seaside city of Swakopmund that offers a host of activities and attractions. Visit a local handicraft market in Okahandja on the way back to Windhoek.

$1690 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Damaraland & Skeleton Coast-Namibia (Accommodated)

Day 1 You will be picked up at 08:00 in the morning from your accommodation. The drive will take you northwards through the towns of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo and Outjo before meeting the gravel roads of southern Damaraland. Arrival at the lodge is expected in the afternoon. If time allows you can go on a guided sundowner walk in the late afternoon, learning more about the geology, plants and culture of this fascinating area. Clients will overnight at Damara Mopane Lodge Day 2After an early breakfast you will set off to explore the vast unfenced territory that is Damaraland. The area provides some of Namibia’s most scenic landscapes and you will traverse the ephemeral rivers and open plains in search of the desert adapted elephants. These elephants have over millenia found a way to survive in this rugged desert landscape. The exact length of the activity depends on the how far the elephants are from the lodge. Remember these are free roaming elephants in a vast wilderness area and sightings cannot be guaranteed! Day 3Today will be spent understanding the cultural heritage of the area. You will explore the Twyfelfontein area, visiting the World Heritage Listed rock engravings with a local guide before learning more about the local Damara culture by interacting with some of the local people in the area. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the communal conservancy concept and how this relates to conservation in this area. Clients can go visit the skeleton coast for site seeing. Day 4Clients depart back to Windhoek