Kaokoland, the most untouched side of Namibia

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May 10th 2011
Published: May 10th 2011
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[vimeo=14398389]Kaokoland lies in the NW corner of Namibia's Kunene Region. Today it remains the most 'untouched' and remote part of the country, much of it still only accessible by 4x4 on hardcore tracks - not for the faint-hearted!

Puros - extremely remote village set amongst stunning mountain scenery, only accessible by 4x4, approximately 5 hours' drive from Opuwo to the south-west. Puros is particularly well-known for its desert elephants which are commonly to be found in the riverbed behind the village - and make regular visits to Puros Bush Lodge and Campsite! Also home to desert lions.

The local people in Kaokoland are mainly Herero and Himba. These two tribes are closely related and both speak Otjiherero. Many Herero people, particularly younger ones, speak good English and Afrikaans. Amongst traditional Himbas however, you are unlikely to find any that speak other languages. If you are looking for help or advice, general advice is to aim for a younger person in Western dress.

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