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Oshakati is one of the busiest towns of northern Namibia and is divided into four regions: Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena and Omusati. Due to its size and bustle of activities, it is often considered as the capital of the northern are known as Ovamboland and is Namibia’s second largest city after the capital city of Windhoek.
One of the major towns of Namibia along with Ongwediva and Ondangwa, the city is full of shops, residential areas and pubs, which are known locally as cuca shops. In the open air markets, you will see all kinds of interesting items such as the mopane worms (which are a local delicacy) , dried chilies and all kinds of vegetables. Along the road, meanwhile, are taxis, donkey carts, and luxury vehicles are crazily jostled. The bright-walled cuca shops, which are also informal trading shops, sell Angolan beer.
Travelling in the city is mainly done for business purposes but there are also a lot of leisure houses that can be found in the area. The city also celebrates the annual Oshakati Totem Expo. The carnival-like celebration is mix of a modern exhibition and local traditions and cultures of Namibia.
The expo, which started in 2012, is a four day event and has been known to increase awareness for Namibian cultural practices, cultural identity while businessmen are able to interact. Visit other places in Namibia through a campervan. Go to Windhoek, the capital city, Okahandja and and Palmwag.