- Easy to read in a vehicle
- Great specialized map
- Lots of accommodation options and contact details
- Contains off-road tracks and GPS co-ordinates of their intersections.
- Useful travel information including background, when to go and precautions
- Points of interest
- Experienced-based tips and route comments
- Fuel availability
Covering around 50 000 square kilometers in the north-west of Namibia, the Kaokoland is a largely unspoiled wilderness that is becoming more popular as a travel destination among serious outdoor enthusiasts. Bounded by the Skeleton Coast to the west, the Kunene River and Angola to the north, and the Namib Desert to the south, it is a remote and largely arid region. Despite this however it is home to the Himba tribe famous for the ochre pigments they cover themselves with.
The region is also a refuge of desert elephants that have adapted in order to survive this harsh climate. These animals spend much time in the dry riverbeds such as the Hoarusib River, seeking food, water, or in times of drought even digging for water.
The Kaokoland is not for the ill prepared or faint-hearted. While there are some towns in the area such as Sesfontein and Opuwo, the vastness of the region and limited resources means that visitors must be self sufficient with enough food, water, petrol and vehicle spares. As a general rule within the greater outdoor community, visitors to wilderness areas like Kaokoland are asked to respect and preserve their pristine condition and beauty.
This map offers an amplified look at this region and can be used in conjunction with our Namibia map. It has GPS coordinates, accommodation options and petrol points. Included are also extensive route and travel ideas, as well as general information on Kaokoland. This edition boasts some new tracks that have been added thanks to the assistance and extensive knowledge of the area by travel writer Johan Snyman.