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Gobabis

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Gobabis lies in the heart of the Omaheke Region best known for it's cattle farming, garnering it the nickname of the “Little Texas” of Namibia. In fact Gobabis is so proud of it's cattle farming that a statue of a large bull with the enscription 'Welcome to Cattle Country' greets visitors to the town.

For backpackers visiting the area, Gobabis has a fully operational Tourism Information Office, with Uakii Wilderness Survival running all activities for the area. The info Centre provides travellers with information about places of interest and making advance booking arrangements, tours/safaris throughout the region and the remainder of Namibia.

Like many other towns in Namibia, Gobabis developed around a mission station that was established in 1856 by Friederich Eggert of the Rhenish Missionary Society. In the latter half of the 1800s and the early 1900s several conflicts flared up indigenous people. An atttraction of special interest  for budget travellers is the Gobabis Museum on the outskirts of the town, where a variety of old agricultural implements are displayed in the grounds, and a collection of historic artifacts in the museum itself, including the history of the people or tribes in Omaheke Region.

Steps for Children offers a unique opportunity for backpackers to give something back when staying at their accommodation which wholly benefits the local community.