Two weeks ago, I visited the Omusati Region, a beautiful rural area in the far north of Namibia, on a work trip. Formerly known as Owamboland (together with the neighbouring regions of Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto), this piece of land stretches across vast sandy plains that are used mainly for subsistence farming by the local Owambo people.
The timing of my visit could not have been better: this flat semi-arid landscape, which had been suffering the devastating effects of a severe drought for years, finally received some much-needed rain. It was amazing to see how quickly a bit of water can transform a landscape. Water is life, and rain a true blessing from above!
Here are a few special moments I captured during my recent visit to the Omusati Region:
The Omusati Region is in the far north of Namibia, bordering Angola. The easiest way to reach it is via a 60-minute flight from Windhoek Eros Airport to Ondangwa Airport and rent a car. The distance from Ondangwa to Outapi (which is the capital of the Omusati Region) is about 125km.