Kunene is one of the 14 regions of Namibia and home to the Himba ethnic group. Compared to the rest of the country it is a relatively underdeveloped region due to its arid nature, which prevents all agricultural activity. This is probably due to its inaccessible mountainous geography and its aridity that does not allow any form of agriculture. Infrastructures barely exist. Kunene is one of the last truly "wild" regions of southern Africa, which has a rich diversity of wildlife, including a small group of elephants especially adapted to the desert. The largest city is Opuwo with a population that probably does not exceed 5,000 inhabitants. Its name comes from the Kunene River, in the north, which delimits the border with Angola.
To the west Kunene possesses coast with the Atlantic Ocean. To the north, it borders the Province of Namibe and in its far eastern part with the Cunene Province, both of Angola. Internally, it borders the following regions: Omusati - northeast, west of Oshana. Oshana - northeast, between Oshana and Oshikoto. Oshikoto - northeast, east of Oshikoto. Otjozondjupa - this. Erongo - south.