Geography and history

The Omusati Province is located in the northern parts of Namibia. It has a total population of approximately 243 000 inhabitants and its capital is Outapi. This province is known for its abundance of Mopani trees and the main activities in this area are of agricultural nature. The province borders on the country of Angola and three other provinces of the country – Ohangwena, Oshana and Kunene.

The capital town of Outapi, also known as Utapi and Ombalantu, houses the famous Omukwa Ombalantu baobab hollow tree. This tourist attraction has served many purposes in the past such as a post office and coffee shop. It is now a craft shop and tourists are encouraged to visit this magnificent giant hollow tree. The picturesque town of Ruacana is a definite must-see with the Ruacana Falls as one of the ultimate tourist spots with regards to beautiful landscapes.


The Omusati Province offers an array of affordable accommodation options for those would like to stay over. There are loads of hotels, lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and camping sites available for visitors. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.


The business community of the Omusati Province is thriving thanks to all the tourist attractions in the nearby vicinity. Tourists will find many souvenirs, stalls, shops, local products and top quality restaurants in the area. Please go to our business directory for a list of all the businesses you can find in the region. The beautiful surroundings of this province make for great outdoor activities and attractions. Please see our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.