Paper Bark Acacia
Trees of Namibia
Paper bark acacia: The spreading crown of the deciduous paper bark acacia Acacia sieberiana, grows from around 7 to 12m in the far north of Namibia including near the floodplains of the Kavango River, regional sandy plains and on the Kwando River banks and Linyati Marshes. The rough, papery yellowy grey-brown bark, flakes off in time showing off a yellow under bark.
Straight and long, the slender pale brown thorns are dotted with black specks. Other qualities are dark green leaves and a brown sickle-shaped fruit pod. Off-white flowers bloom from September to December and although this plant is pleasant garden tree it is frost sensitive. Game and small stock browse the pods and leaves. Locals use the bark to thread beads.
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