What to do and see in Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region: The Best Places and Tips

Tsumeb (Otjiherero name: Okavisume) is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. Tsumeb is the "gateway to the north" of Namibia. It is the closest town to the Etosha National Park. Tsumeb used to be the regional capital of Oshikoto until 2008 when Omuthiya was proclaimed a town and the new capital. The area around Tsumeb forms its own electoral constituency and has a population of 44,113. The town is the site of a deep mine (the lower workings now closed), that in its heyday was known simply as "The Tsumeb Mine" but has since been renamed the Ongopolo Mine.

1. Tsumeb Museum

President's Avenue, Tsumeb, Namibia Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Military Museums More
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Tsumeb Museum

Reviewed By DavidC9562

Interesting museum. Utterly dreadful staff.

The museum is interesting with a mix of tribal photo's and arts, military history and artifacts plus gems. Particularly interesting was the list of Himba traditions re coming of age. Worth a visit if you are in town. Have to note that the staff were utter

2. Lake Guinas

Ruta B-1, luego Ruta D3031 | a 51 Km al NorOeste de Tsumeb, Tsumeb, Namibia Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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Lake Guinas

Reviewed By Herbert P - Karibib, NamibiaKaribib, Namibia

not a typical tourist attraction, out of the way but so worth visiting

This is under no circumstances a normal tourist attraction. that is what makes this so nice to visit. It's a sinkhole lake, same as lake Oshikoto but this one is used by the surrounding farmers to water there plantations. There is a limited way in and out

3. Tsumeb Art and Craft Center

18 Main Street, Tsumeb, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Tsumeb Art and Craft Center

Reviewed By WFBTraveler3 - Milwaukee, WisconsinMilwaukee, Wisconsin

Incredible Collection of Artifacts at Incredible Prices

A craft center operated by a charitable trust selling folk art and crafts of the San as well as other people of Namibia. Wood and bead animal figures of all sizes, needlework, printed fabrics, bowls, jewelry and numerous other craftwork at extremely reaso

4. Otjikoto Lake

Tsumeb, Namibia Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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Otjikoto Lake

Reviewed By shauns2111 - South AfricaSouth Africa

Interesting site - Poor display

A N$10 parking fee and ND$25 to enter.This sink-hole caused by collapsing underground caves could be a major draw card for the area. Unfortunately there is no information about it at the site, besides one signboard informing you a a few artillery weapons

5. Oshikoto Tourist Transfer cc

Tsumeb 9000, Namibia Transportation, Taxis & Shuttles
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Oshikoto Tourist Transfer cc

Based in Tsumeb we offer nation wide transfers across Namibia. Clients can be picked up at all major airports and towns and transferred to other destinations of their choice. We also offer short half day and full day trips including Etosha National Park and other attractions in the surrounding Tsumeb area. For tailor made trips we can be contacted.

Reviewed By lizelleg2016 - Tsumeb, NamibiaTsumeb, Namibia

Etosha

Anelia and Maike has taken a view of our guests to Etosha for a day visit. We have only heard good afterwards.Thet do that little bit extra for the people.Thank you Lizelle,Keeping our customers happy is very important to us and we look forward to continu

6. Arts Performance Centres

2nd Road, Tsumeb, Namibia Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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Arts Performance Centres

Selling arts to support the community At Arts performance Centre (APC) Tsumeb we have an art gallery where we sell our visual art products, concert pictures and Music CDs produced by the students, teachers and other local artists. All profit supports directly the artists and the APC and with that the whole community.

Reviewed By lauracurau - Bern, SwitzerlandBern, Switzerland

Beautiful place to visit and explore the local culture

A place for kids and young individuals to learn music and arts. Great NGO to visit and support. Come by best between 2-5 pm cause then the kids are here. But anytime you will get a concert of marimba or other instruments. Worth a visit for sure.

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