Community Campsites - Namibia
The museum displays items from the Finnish Mission Station as well as items of Ovambo history and culture. Displays include household items and artifacts from the mission, photos of local events, traditional musical instruments, political history of Ovamboland and a full scale Ndonga Homestead.
Why visit the Nakambale Museum and Restcamp?
- Learn about Owambo life, Finnish Mission history and the political history of former Owamboland
- Stay for the night in this tranquil rural setting
What can you experience?
- View a great variety of museum displays
- Enjoy a guided tour of the museum, the original mission church (a national monument) and the reconstructed Ndonga homestead
- Experience traditional food and dance (on request)
What facilities are available?
- Ablution block with toilet & shower
- Kitchen with cooking/wash-up facilities
- Campsite next to traditional homestead
- Traditional hut accommodation
- Services of local guides
Nearby attractions include:
- Ombuga Grassland & Lake Oponono (1-2 hrs, only with a local guide)
- Ondangwa & Oshakati markets (15 - 45 min)
- Etosha National Park (2-3 hrs)
Where is it?
- 13 km south west of the regional town of Ondangwa.
How do I get there?
- Approaching from the south on the Tsumeb - Oshikati road (B1 tarmac), 8 km before Ondangwa look out for a signpost on the left hand side of the road indicating a turn off to the left. The signpost indicates „Olukonda” (D3629). Follow this road (gravel) for approx. 5 km and Olukonda (where Nakambale Museum and Restcamp are situated) is on your left hand side about 500 metres from the junction (look for the old church). Access is by 2 x 4 vehicle.
The only way to get a site is to arrange it on arrival at the campsite.
Community Tourism | Namibia
A large hotel in Ondangwa, popular with business people and tourists alike
A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.
These far northern regions of Namibia are home to most of the country's population. Oshakati where this lodge is situated is the heart of the region - expect vibrant markets, cows, goats, fisherman and a general hive of activity
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland