Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:30

New tourism route launches in Namibia

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A new tourism route that includes Etosha, Khaudum and the Waterberg Plateau in north-eastern central Namibia has been created, known as the Omuramba Meander.

Attractions found in the triangle between the national parks of Etosha, Khaudum and Waterberg Plateau are widely ignored by most tourists. In order to change this, about 40 accommodation establishments, activity providers, museums, arts and crafts and municipalities in the region rallied together and founded the Omuramba Meander.

The initiator was the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development that contracted the non-profit organisation Open Africa to develop the route. Tourism created from the Omuramba Meander is also expected to increase benefits for urban and rural communities in the area.

Open Africa compiled information and photos of attractions and tourism products in the region and published it on its web portal. In addition, Open Africa produced information boards for eight locations such as Waterberg Plateau or Fisher’s Pan in Etosha which reference each other. Furthermore, there are signs of the Omuramba Meander route at town entrances and at selected spots along the roads. A brochure in digital and printed format is due to appear in time for high season in July.

"Our Omuramba Meander initiative serves to raise awareness for the variety of experiences the region has to offer," says Committee Chairman, André Neethling, adding: "Our region is not only a great stop-over en route between Windhoek and Etosha or the Zambezi region, but also a destination on its own inviting you to explore, or as we like to say - to meander."

Source: TU

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