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Omatako Valley Scenic Route

Grootfontein - Tsumkwe

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Omatako Valley Scenic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km275 h/stage5.6

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Omatako Valley Scenic Route in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 141EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 195EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 232EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 313EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 346EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 490EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 75EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 178EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 403EUR
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Omatako Valley Scenic Route Itinerary

Explore the beauty of Namibia on the Omatako Valley Scenic Route! This 275 km route starts in Grootfontein and ends in Tsumkwe, making it the perfect day trip. While the road conditions may not be the best, the stunning views of the Omatako Valley make the drive worth it. The best time to take this trip is during the dry season, which is from April to October. This trip is suitable for all drivers and can be done on a budget. So, take your time and enjoy the amazing views of the Omatako Valley!
number of days 1 number of days
route length 275 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Grootfontein

Distance 275 km Driving time 5.6 h Pace: modest 71.5 kWh Airports GFY , TSB
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Grootfontein in Namibia is the perfect starting point for the road trip named "Omatako Valley Scenic Route". This town offers many interesting sights to explore, making it a must-visit on any trip to the region. One of the most popular attractions in Grootfontein is the Grootfontein Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the area, as well as a traditional German church. Another popular attraction is the nearby Etosha National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, lions, and more. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport, IATA code:WDH. At the airport, car rentals are available for those who wish to drive the "Omatako Valley Scenic Route". Overall, Grootfontein is a great starting point for the "Omatako Valley Scenic Route". With its wealth of attractions and nearby airport, it is the perfect place to begin an unforgettable road trip.

1 Grootfontein - Tsumkwe

Distance 275 km Driving time 5.6 h Pace: modest 71.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 275km road trip from Grootfontein to Tsumkwe, Namibia for a memorable experience! This stage of your tour will take you less than 6 hours, allowing you to enjoy the journey and the sights along the way. Start your journey in Grootfontein, where you can visit the historical museum and the Donkerhoek Nature Reserve. Here you can take a pleasant stroll through the reserve and explore the variety of wildlife. Continue your journey to Tsumkwe, where you can explore the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. This is a great opportunity to observe the Bushmen, who are the original inhabitants of the area and learn more about their culture and traditions. You can also visit the Tsumkwe Craft Centre, where you can purchase authentic crafts made by the local Bushmen. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip and have a great journey!

  Tsumkwe

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Tsumkwe is an intriguing destination at the end of the spectacular Omatako Valley Scenic Route in Namibia. Located in the bush, Tsumkwe is the only village in the area and the only access is by car. It is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including the Omatako Mountains and the Etosha National Park. The village offers a unique cultural experience, as it is home to the San Bushmen, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the world. Visitors can join a tour to learn about the traditional lifestyle of the San and visit the nearby bushman paintings. For those looking for an adventure, there are plenty of activities to enjoy such as game viewing, horse riding, and guided bush walks. The Etosha National Park is an excellent spot for game viewing and is home to an incredible variety of animals. Tsumkwe is also known for its breathtaking sunsets, which can be viewed from the nearby Tsumkwe viewpoint. The closest international airport to Tsumkwe is Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH) in Windhoek, Namibia, which is about 300 miles away. From here, travelers can continue their journey to Tsumkwe by car. Tsumkwe is an ideal destination for those looking for a unique and exciting experience. With its fascinating culture, stunning landscapes, and plenty of activities, Tsumkwe is the perfect ending point of the Omatako Valley Scenic Route.

Omatako Valley Scenic Route at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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