Fodor's Expert Review Katutura
Created in the late 1950s for the forced evictions of blacks from the town center, Windhoek's vast African township now houses an estimated 60% of the city's population and makes for an interesting trip. Be sure to visit the Oshetu Market ("our market"), where northern Namibian fare like mopane worms and dried patties of a type of local spinach are sold, and whose bustling meat market includes a barbeque area where the adventurous can try succulent slices of all types of roasted meat, dipped by locals in a mixture of salt and chili. Most tours will include a visit to Penduka, an NGO (a non-governmental organization set up by the UN) to empower women. Here you can meet the women who have learned to manufacture beads and fabrics for sale. Be sure to go with a guide, who can both navigate the dirt roads and provide commentary on what you're seeing; Katutura Face to Face Tours are one of several companies that run tours.