Erongo Region

The Erongo Mountains are situated in an arid region of Namibia where an average rainfall of about 140 mm is received yearly. Even with the scarce rainfall the Erongo collects quite a lot of water on its rocky surface which results in a relatively high wildlife population.

Apart from the fascinating formation history, the scenic landscapes of the 2300 metre above sea level located Erongo Massif is a special highlight. Huge granite boulders, formerly lava which cooled subterraneously, are scattered around the landscape as if placed there by mighty powers. Glowing red in the light of the setting sun they become magical motifs for photos.

Additionally to various bird species like black eagles and black breasted snake eagles, mahali weavers, rosy-faced lovebirds and francolins, one can find especially oryx antelopes, kudus, warthogs, springbuck, mountain zebras, klipspringers, dik diks, steenboks and the rare black-faced impala. Furthermore eland, giraffe and duiker antelopes occur. Because of the occurence of numerous mountains and rocks the Erongo is an ideal habitat for leopards and chacma baboon.

Omaruru is situated near the Erongo Mountains, on the usually dry Omaruru River. It is located on the main paved road from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo.