Poison Bottle Tree
Plants of Namibia
The poison bottle-tree is so called by the shape of its stem and because the milky sap of the plant has been used as arrow poison by Bushmen in the past. It is nonetheless a striking plant and interesting looking plant on Namibia's rocky slopes. A thick, upright stem can measure up to 50cm across at the base and it bears beautiful, large flowers. It can grow up to 2m in height, to add to its striking appearance. The flowers are pink to white and dark red towards the centre. It has shiny, leathery leaves which can measure up to 20cm in length.
Adenium bochmianum occurs in north-western and central Namib Desert and southern Angola. It grows in a variety of habitats, mainly in such places as slopes of mountains and along the escarpment. Only 2 species of Adenium occur in Namibia.
This remote lodge is an absolute must. Nearly everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations
On a farm near the town of Kamanjab. This lodge is best known for visits to a local Himba community
A lodge owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities
A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attract a variety of game including the elusive desert adapted elephant
In the village of Kamanjab lies this guest house, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village
Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp
This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station is marked on every Namibian map.
A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.
On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.