Trees of Namibia
The bottle-tree (Pachypodium lealii) is one of the northern Namib's most characteristic features. It has a thick, 'often-disturbed' stem, with long, spiny, drooping branches. Adult bottle-trees can grow up to 2-3m tall, adding to their unmissable qualities. They bear beautiful, hand-sized white flowers with longish, paired fruits. The bottle-tree is a protected species and listed on Cites 2.
Pachypodium lealii can only survive in rocky locations of north-western Namibia and southern Angola; the only know plant range for this plant. There are 2 known species occurring in Namibia and the plant has been used to treat ear infections and wounds, and for the Bushmen to make poison for arrows.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha
On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls
An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area.
An excellent lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must
In the village of Opuwo, this is a basic tented camp
One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland
Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants
On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.
A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls
This is one of the newer lodges in Opuwo - it has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis
Up-market luxury safari camp on the Kunene River - only reachable by light aircraft