Omaheke is a region in eastern central Namibia.
Most settlements have small airstrips, suitable for 2 and 4 seaters. There are no major airports in the region, and therefore no scheduled flights.
By trainThere is a train service from Windhoek to Gobabis a few times a week. As the train is predominantly for freight with only one or two passenger cars, it will stop at every tree to load and unload goods. The 220 km journey from Windhoek takes all night.
By public transportBetween towns you can catch a minibus, and Gobabis is on the route of the big coaches that travel between Windhoek and Johannesburg.
Farms are private properties. Don't drive onto a farm road, even if the gate is open, unless your destination is signposted there, or you intend to visit that farm. If you open a farm gate to drive through, close it again.
Harnas Wildlife FoundationThis farm and guest lodge offers an opportunity to see lion, leopard, and cheetah at one place. It is also one of the very few places where a pack of African Wild Dogs can be seen. At about 320 km from the capital Windhoek, and most of it on tar, a day trip is just about manageable. There is accommodation on a small camp site with 6 spots, or in bungalows. The place has a bar and a restaurant, and many tame animals. All those alpacas, warthogs, mongoose, crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of poultry make this a great place for kids. That said, the name and the mission are deceiving, as apart from the occasional snake or scorpion roaming the camp site there is no wildlife on this farm. The place is a zoo, and the animals are in cages. At up to 3 hectares the cages are big, but no animal here in in its natural habitat in any way. Unfortunately there is also a zoo of regulations. Even overnight visitors are not allowed to walk away from the farm house. Transgressions carry fines, and staff reminds you all the time of all the Don'ts. To see the animals you have to book a guided tour. The 'Cheetah Walk' is not a tour on foot to watch cheetahs but it is the cheetahs who take a walk while you watch: The farmer takes domesticated cheetahs into his vehicle and you can watch them reconnecting with the rest of the pride.