Plants of Namibia
Sandpaper aloe (Aloe asperifolia) is one of the northern Namib's few leaf-succulents. It grows in a circular pattern, reaching some 30cm in height. It bears greyish leaves that has brown teeth scattered along the leaf margins. This makes it rough to touch. It has characteristic horizontally arranged flower-heads with magnificent red flowers. The leaves are used to induce abortion.
This type of Aloe is abundant in position, but has a limited distribution, restricted to the central and northern Namib and grows mainly on gravel plains. Therefore, it is protected under the Nature Conservation Ordinance and is listed under Cites 2. There are 26 Aloe species in Namibia, not easy to tell apart.
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.