Geography and history

The Oshikoto Province is located in the northern parts of Namibia. It has a total population of approximately 182 000 inhabitants and its capital is Omuthiya. This province has a mixture of economic activities such as agriculture, cattle farming and mining. The province is one without a shoreline or foreign border, but borders on five other provinces of the country – Ohangwena, Kavango, Otjozondjupa, Kunene and Oshana.

The capital town of Omuthiya is conveniently situated near the well-known Etosha National Park. This park is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Tourists are encouraged to visit the province’s previous capital city, Tsumeb, because of its many activities and attractions. The Ongopolo Mine is one of the deepest mines in the area and is a definite must-see for visitors.


The Oshikoto Province has a wonderful spectrum of tourist accommodation options. There are loads of hotels, self-catering units, bed and breakfasts, camping sites, lodges and guest houses available in the area. Please visit our accommodation directory for more information on all the places to stay in the area.


The business sector of the Oshikoto Province is a very successful one thanks to it being the gateway to northern Namibia. Tourists will find many shops, stalls, local products and souvenirs in the area. The restaurants in the vicinity are all a culinary delight and there is something for every taste. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses in the region. Tourists will be entertained in this province with its many activities and attractions available. Please view our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.