Omatako Mountains

Rising between 700 and 800m high, the prominent figures of the Omatako Mountains can be found along the road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. When driving from the other direction, a third peak emerges between the two bigger ones for an instant. In Herero, the name means "buttocks". The inselbergs are relics of volcanic rocks, eroded over the years. Although cattle farming is the main source of income, hunting and tourism lend generous contributions. The thorn bush savannah is home to common game such as oryx, kudu and warthog with a wide range bird species also present.