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The Waterberg & Central Region

The Waterberg Plateau with its brick-red sandstone formations and lush vegetation presents an island of vibrant colour.

The National Park was originally created as a sanctuary for rare and endangered species found in the Kavango and Caprivi Regions and today is home to some 25 game and over 200 bird species.

General information and tips on the area:

  • Either a one or two night stay depending on your interests.
  • One establishment inside the Park, all others outside the Park, activities offered:  walks, hikes and nature drives to the top of the plateau.
  • Specials in the area include the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the AfriCat Foundation whose mission is the conservation ofNamibia’s free-roaming cats.
  • REST – the Rare and Endangered Species Trust takes care of vultures, specifically the Cape Griffon Vulture which is threatened by extinction inNamibia.
  • Dinosaur footprints, tracks of a two-legged, three toed dinosaur can be viewed near the town of Kalkveld.
  • Visit the Okakarara area for a cultural experience.
  • Visit the Lake Otjikoto near Tsumeb.
  • Visit the Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein.