Namutoni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Namutoni
Fort Namutoni
Fort Namutoni
Namutoni is located in Namibia
Namutoni
Namutoni
Location in Namibia
Coordinates: 18°48′S 16°59′E / 18.800°S 16.983°E / -18.800; 16.983
Country  Namibia
Region Oshikoto Region
Time zone South African Standard Time (UTC+1)

Namutoni is a restcamp on the edge of Etosha pan in the Oshikoto Region in northern Namibia. It is one of the entrance gates to Etosha National Park.

The most prominent structure at Namutoni is Fort Namutoni, a fort that was originally a German police post and later as a place to hold English prisoners in World War I. The original fort was destroyed shortly after its construction in 1904 and rebuilt a year or two later. The current fort was restored to its present state in 1957 and now largely serves as a lodge, stopover, and view point for visitors to Etosha National Park.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 18°48′S 16°59′E / 18.800°S 16.983°E / -18.800; 16.983