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About Gobabis

Gobabis is a small farming town in Namibia. Gobabis backpacking tours offer a range of attractions including rock paintings.


Gobabis airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport


Gobabis birdlife is rich and plentiful, with a large number of species to be seen including a number of birds of prey, ostriches, secretary birds and other bird species both endemic to Namibia and migratory. Bird watching is a popular activity in this area, so make sure you bring a pair of binoculars.


Gobabis conservation is fairly progressive, with a number of initiatives including eco-tourism and a well-run game sanctuary. Some of the biggest conservation efforts lie in protecting key endangered species such as cheetah, wild dog and rhino, and the area also is also close to a number of top game reserves and national parks which preserve a wide range of animal and plant species.


Gobabis plants are varied and diverse, with a range of desert plants to be found including baobab and grasses, plus coastal and wetlands vegetation. There are a number of plant species in the area, with a large number of trees including worm-barkfalse-thorn trees. Vegetation regions include savanna, dry woodlands and forests while desert vegetation covers a large portion of the region.

Safety Tips

•Gobabis is generally a safe and friendly travel destination
•Petty crime such as muggings, pick-pocketing and car break-ins are more common in the larger cities
•Keep valuables out of sight and secure, and carry a certified copy of your ID at all times
•Avoid travelling alone through the desert areas as it can be easy to get lost
•Be cautious in game reserves and do not leave the camp to wander alone as wildlife can be present at any time

Travel Books

Gobabis recommended travel books include:
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre
•Namibia Footprint Handbooks by Lizzie Williams
•Namibia Insight Guide by Apa
•Namibia Globetrotter Travel Pack by Willie Olivier and Sandra Olivier
•Namibia Lonely Planet Travel Guide by Deanna Swaney


With a large number of Gobabis wildlife to be seen including Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Oryx, Eland, Zebra, Hartebeest and Springbok, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts are sure to have a lot to see during overlanding tours in this area. There is also a game sanctuary nearby with has a number of animals including lion, cheetah and caracal.


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