The town is in the Owambo heartland, above the red line. Although not normally a tourist destination, this region contains the greatest population centers in Namibia.
Oshakati is situated on the B1, Namibia's busiest national road.
Shared taxis are numerous through Oshakati and most trips within one town will cost N$12.00 per passenger. A shared taxi ride from Ondangwa to Oshakati is also inexpensive.
- La Rocha's (on the main highway (B1)). serves a wide selection of Portuguese and Angolan dishes. (Most cab drivers will understand where to go if pronounced "Russias")