Namutoni

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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, built in 1896. It was originally a German Police post and, as part of the so-called Red Line, a veterinary control point. The Red Line at that time extended to Okaukuejo in the west and Otjituuo in the east.[1] Later Namutoni was used to hold English prisoners in World War I. The original fort was destroyed 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.

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  1. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Chronology of Namibian History, 1897". klausdierks.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 

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