What to do and see in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region: The Best Places and Tips

Otjiwarongo (Otjiherero: pleasant place or place where fat cattle graze) is a city of 28,000 inhabitants in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It is the district capital of the Otjiwarongo electoral constituency and also the capital of Otjozondjupa.

1. Cheetah Conservation Fund

Otjiwarongo, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 440 reviews

Cheetah Conservation Fund

A unique opportunity to experience conservation in action! CCF is the global leader in cheetah research, conservation and education. Its Centre, 44 kms east of Otjiwarongo, is open to the public all year round (8 am-5pm) except Christmas. CCF works to keep cheetahs in the wild and educate the public. However, it provides sanctuary to injured or orphaned cheetahs, many of which cannot be released back in to the wild. Learn about the cheetah's plight, watch them being fed or exercised at high speeds, meet some of our scientists. Our Model Farm teaches farmers how to co-exist with predators. Visitors can meet some of CCF's Livestock Guarding Dogs and their flocks of sheep and goats. You can also try our home-made goat-milk cheese, ice cream or fudge at the Cheetah Cafe. Limited luxury accommodations and camping are available.

Reviewed By DobermanTC - TexasTexas

Incredible Organization

CCF is an incredible organization that does amazing work around the world to save cheetahs. Their headquarters in Namibia is a wonderful place to visit.The facilities are impressive. Not only do they care for three dozen cheetahs, they have a DNA lab, a v

2. Mahango Game Reserve

Bwabwata National Park, Otjiwarongo, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Mahango Game Reserve

Reviewed By 111Bev - Richards Bay, South AfricaRichards Bay, South Africa

A gem of a Reserve!

We stayed at Rainbow River Lodge, which is about 20km's from the Mahanga Game Reserve. It is a small reserve along the Okavango River and bordering Botswana in the South. There are only two routes to drive in the reserve. We did both and saw more game tha

3. Africat

Otjiwarongo, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Africat

Reviewed By Itzbev - Tivoli, TexasTivoli, Texas

Fabulous activities and accomodations!

I can't say enough about our trip to Africat! It was an incredible, natural setting to watch Leopards and Cheetahs in their natural habitat. I got a lot of wonderful photos. Our guide, Opari, was extremely knowledgeable about all of the birds and animals

4. Waterberg National Park

Otjiwarongo, Namibia Nature & Parks
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Waterberg National Park

Reviewed By Gray666 - HarareHarare

Pleasant visit with good views

We visited from Otjiwarongo which is within easy reach. The staff we met at reception were pleasant and helpful. You pay at reception then drive up to the beginnings of the trails. It's easy to find the start of the trails but from there you are pretty mu

5. REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust

20_06'03.8s 16_12'23.7e | 4 km East of Outjo on C39 heading toward Otavi, Otjiwarongo 9000, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust

Allowing tourism to brush with conservation & research in order to conserve, understand and educate. Two daily tours will be offered. Private individuals and tour groups are welcome to bring along light lunches or snacks to be enjoyed on site. Tours begin daily at 11:00am and 3:30pm. Costs are USD$55 per person. Visitors with SADC ID’s are given a 10 % discount upon request. We are located east of Outjo on the C39 road to Otavi. After the tar road ends and gravel begins, travel 4 km towards Otavi. There is REST signage on the right. Drive in and follow directions to the centre. We do have certain non-releasable animals that are recognized over the years such as Nesher the Cape Griffon, Ollie the Bateleur, or Seymore the Spotted Eagle Owl, but since our animal welfare comes first, we never guarantee a visit with a specific animal or species. BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. You will not be allowed to enter the facility without booking a visit, before you visit.

Reviewed By tvj2004 - Jerusalem, IsraelJerusalem, Israel

Amazing work

Great place to learn about the conservation of vultures and other rare birds. Ask before you get there about feeding day, it's a vultures restaurant and it's amazing. Check out Okonjima just a few Km. up the road for a place to see some more conservation

6. Namibia Reservations CC

Enter a destinationOtjiwarongo, Namibia
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Namibia Reservations CC

Our team of experts who have extensive knowledge of Namibia will provide you with a personalised service. We are all about finding a unique travel experience that suits you. From budget, luxury or camping accommodation to adventure activities and tours & safaris we will cater to your need, at the best possible prices.

Reviewed By 958nielss - Johannesburg, South AfricaJohannesburg, South Africa

Fish River Lodge

Experience beyond imagination. Words and images can be but poor descriptions of a very unique place on this planet. Found it by coincidence and that became our luck!

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