Experience one of the most precious landscapes of Namibia – the Erongo Mountains. About 15 kilometers outside of the small town Omaruru gigantic rock formations, dry rivers and a diverse flora and fauna with numerous animals await you.
The area is very rich in wildlife. With a little luck, one will encounter numerous antelopes, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards and the rare and endangered black rhino, whose protection in this region is an important issue.
Omaruru is situated on the usually dry Omaruru River. It is located on the main paved road from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo.
The name in the local Otjiherero language means ‘bitter milk’, as the cattle used to browse on a local bush that turned their milk bitter.
The town is known for its annual festival where the Hereros commemorate their past local chiefs, its winery and for the dinosaur footprints at nearby Otjihaenamparero.