This 3 hour tour will give you an overview of modern day Windhoek while you get to know the comprehensive history of Windhoek and Namibia from colonial era to today.
We visit the Christ Church, Ink Palace, Parliament Gardens, and the Old Fort. From the city centre we then drive to the Katutura Township. Katatura is Windhoek’s informal settlement and estimated to be home to more than two thirds of Windhoek’s 325,000 people. The township is a vibrant and exciting place to visit and a great chance to get a bit of insight into some of the more traditional Namibian cultures.
Starting in the city centre, we first explore Christ Church, Ink Palace, Parliament Gardens, and the Old Fort, learning about both the history of Windhoek and Namibia and how it was establish, to how it is today from everything from the social to the political.
From the city centre, we then make our way through the suburbs and into Katutura where we can feel the buzz of the township. This area is a live with more than 1/2 of Windhoek’s populations living here. We visit the local market, known as the ‘Single Quarters’ where we can try some local delicacies from mopane worms to kapana, before driving deeper into the township area. We then visit Penduka, a women’s craft initiative started to offer unskilled women the chance to earn a living and support their families. From here, we travel through different areas of Katutura on our way back into the city centre where we are dropped off at our accommodation.
Word Of Mouth
“Petrus is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and a wonderful host. It was a good way to see parts of the city when you have a free morning in Windhoek. The only downside was since the tour was on a Sunday the church was only open to the parishioners, but I should’ve known that in advance 😉
The Oshetu market was fun as we sampled delicious grilled meats and tried the local bread and salad. Penduka village was also a delight. It was amazing seeing the goods produced there and love the concept of women empowerment and livelihoods skills and income generation.
Was a really full morning about 3-4 hours with lovely people, sights and food. 😊 Definitely recommend!”
We had a morning tour with Petrus who was an excellent guide. He was not only knowledgeable, but was also able to relate history in an interesting way. We saw the main buildings in the town and heard about the genocide which was very hard to listen to. Then a visit to the townships, which was equally hard, but good to see people’s resilience despite what was done to them. We tried the street market meat, cooked like kebab style and it was good. Overall, a very good trip and we only found out about Chameleon safari on our last day and wish we had used them more when we were out there. Excellent company and really good tour guides. Thank you Petrus!
Kennedy was a friendly and informative guide. We got to see one of the local townships, try some local eats, and learned a ton about Namibia’s history (past and present). Great 3-3.5hr tour!