About Namibia for your arsenal of trivia

  1. The name Namibia comes from the Nama word meaning “vast place of nothingness”
  1. It is an appropriate name as Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world, after Mongolia
  1. The country is home to the highest sand dunes in the world: at a whopping 325 metres, the Big Daddy dune in Sossusvlei is a smidge taller than The Shard in London
  1. It is home to the oldest, driest desert in the world: the Namib Desert
  1. You’ll also find the largest free-roaming population of black rhino and desert elephant, as well as 25% of the world’s cheetah in Namibia
  1. It was the first African country to incorporate environmental protection into its constitution and more than 40% of our country is under conservation management
  1. It was once a German colony, and every year The Windhoek Oktoberfest reveals a special festival beer created by Namibian Breweries in preparation for an average of 10,500 litres of beer to be drunk in the sun at the festival
  1. On average, visitors can bask in 300 days of sunshine each year
  1. It is the safest country in Africa to work in as a journalist: It remains number one in Africa in press freedom and ranks 24th out of 180 countries globally according to the World Press Freedom ranking
  1. About 30 languages are spoken in the country

About Etosha National Park

Outjo is the gateway to Etosha National Park and Outjo farmhouse Namibia is a compulsory stop point for your beautiful varieties food refuelling.After your breakfast,lunch you will be travelling another maximum 90km to the Etosha park which could be covered in less than an hour.For distance detail you can check in the Map here

Etosha National Park is unique in Africa. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes, giving you almost guaranteed game sightings. At the same time Etosha National Park is one of the most accessible game reserves in Namibia and Southern Africa.

The park is malaria free, accessible in a regular sedan car and the rest camps provide a range of accommodation as well as restaurants, viewing decks, shops and petrol stations. Luxurious camps in Etosha’s remote areas have now added top end accommodation to the park’s offerings.

About Outjo

About Outjo:

Outjo  is a city of 8,000 inhabitants in the Kunene Region of Namibia. It is the district capital of Outjo Constituency. It is best known as a main gateway to Etosha National Park


The town was founded by Germans under the command of Colonel Theodor von Leutwein in 1897 as a small military base in order to explore the northern area of German South West Africa. The local historical museum (Franke Haus Museum) details the campaign of Major Viktor Franke in Ovamboland.


See some eye catching images of Outjo from here.