Tsumeb is a city in Oshikoto region of Namibia. It is close to Otavi and Grootfontein.
Tsumeb is located at the intersection of the B1, heading northeast from Otjiwarongo and the C42.
Downtown is compact and easy to walk. However, to get to the cultural center at the entrance to the town, a car would be advisable. Uniformed meter personel charge for parking in the downtown.
The downtown is pleasant and functional. Do see the Tsumeb Cultural Center. This is a joint project developed with support from Norway. There are reconstructed homes from various parts of Namibia. If the full plan is implemented, it will have typical homes from all major tribal groups in Namibia as well as people demonstrated the life of that group. Currently, many of the prototypical homes have been constructed, but the place is often empty. Nearby is Lake Otjikoto. Although small, it is the largest natural lake in Namibia. Off the road to Grootfontein is a turn-off for the Hoba Meteorite.
The prices of native crafts at the Tsumeb Cultural Center are extremely reasonable. The buyer can be sure that these crafts are authentic and from the tribes represented.
Tsumeb has a well developed downtown with most basic services such as ATMs, grocery stores, pharmacy, etc.
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