Namibia destination information: Etosha National Park, 4 O Regions, Owamboland, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Oshikango, Oshona System

Experience ... rugged - soulful - natural - liberating Namibia

page through website

Home

Sustainable Tourism

Tourist Services

Destination Info

How To...?


incorporating:
Namibia's Green On-line Guides

   

Destination Info: NAMIBIA A-Z


Activities, Adventures, Art, Birds & Wildlife, Climate, Cultures, Deserts & Landscapes, Extraordinary Experiences, Environment, Geology, Health, History, Infrastructure, Money Matters, Museums & Galleries, National Parks - Wildlife Reserves - Peace Parks, Nature Conservation, Regions & Towns, Self-drive, Sightseeing, South Atlantic Ocean, Southern African Neighbours, Sports, World Heritage Sites and more....

Photos

Tourism Contacts

 

News

Articles

Links

  Info Contact Recommended Reading & Reference Guide

Namibia Online

Specials

Jobs

Destination Info: Regions - Northern 4 "O" Regions - Part 1

     

Related pages: Cultures - Art - Experience - History - Landscapes - Museums - Sightseeing -Towns

 

NAMIBIA
IMAGES


Activities

4x4 Trails

Adventure
Angling

Boat

Cruises

Camel

Rides

Game

Viewing

Hang-

gliding

The Etosha National Park forms the southern boundary of four administrative regions - formerly known as Owamboland:  Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena, and Omusati - locally termed "The 4 O Regions".

Within the boundaries of each region one finds the core of the homesteads and communal farmlands of one or two of the seven Namibian Wambo tribes. Their cultural backgrounds are very similar but numerous variations in language and traditional practices do tell of a people amalgamated by epic events in Africa, many centuries ago. 

The largest part of the Oshiwambo speaking
group lives in southern
Angola - a people
separated by the colonial powers of
19th-century Europe who distributed the

 

Horseback

riding

Para-

sailing

Rock

climbing

Walking

General
Landscapes

Sightseeing
Highlights
Tourist
Attractions


Regions

Caprivi

Erongo

Hardap

Karas

Kavango

Khomas

Kunene

Omaheke

Omusati

Ohangwena

Oshana

Oshikoto

Otjo-

zondjupa

... more
to come

African continent amongst themselves.

More unsettling times followed for the Wambo nation in particular but also for most others across the entire territory, during a brief period of British rule and decades of South Africa's involvement in the former South-West-Africa.
The people living north and south of the Namibia-Angolan border became the first in the firing lines of the escalating military activities around the mid 1900's, between the exiled SWAPO and the South African army.

Only Namibia's Independence in 1990 brought back peace to the four newly established and densely populated northern regions. They each still face their own set of developmental challenges, to which cultural tourism provides answers only partially.    

The vast majority of the
inhabitants,  - approx.
700 000 combined -, live
in or near one of the
following major
economic centres:

Continued
- below right

       
 


A wild flower of
 northern Namibia
that only makes an appearance
in years
of good summer rainfalls.
Photo: I. Ohm

Eenhana, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Oshikango, Tsumeb, and Uutapi.
The landscapes of these regions are very different from those in the
remainder of Namibia, especially where the water-rich Oshona
System
dominates the scenery. Sightseeing highlights in the Oshakati/ Ondangwa area are easily accessible, while visiting more remote traditional sites requires longer stays.
- to be continued

 
 

For Internet Marketing - Publication - Advertising Options
available at Namibia Unlimited.com, please see our promotion offers

 

 

 

Copyright - Author - Webmaster: Web-doS Namibia - Email: web-it@iway.na
All rights reserved / User information obtained through this website will not be disclosed to third parties
Last Update:  August 2009