Otjiwarongo is situated in central-north Namibia on the TransNamib railway. Otjiwarongo has a well-developed road network. It is situated at the junction of the national road B1 that passes north-south through all of Namibia, the C38 to Outjo and further into Kunene Region in Namibia’s north-west, and the C33 to Karibib, connecting the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Roads in town are likewise well-maintained, making Otjiwarongo one of the few Namibian towns that has tarred roads even in the townships.
It is one of Namibia’s fast-growing towns, with a neat and peaceful quality environment, and many excellent facilities including supermarkets, banks, lodges and hotels. Some of Namibia’s best-known private game farms and nature reserves are located in and around the town.
The main interest for tourists is Otjiwarongo’s proximity to the Waterberg Plateau Park. Otjiwarongo is home to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term survival of the cheetah through research, conservation and education.
Also about 50 miles from Otjiwarongo is Okonjima, the home of the Africat Foundation, a cheetah and leopard rehabilitation centre. On the edge of town is the Crocodile Ranch, one of the few captive breeding programs for the Nile Crocodile.