Trees of Namibia
The radio tree (Acacia robynsiana) is a long tree, with wiry branches that can sometimes reach a height of up to 8m. It occurs only in Kaokoland in north-western Namibia and in the Namib Desert that extends into Angola. It is recognizable by the a dense thicket of short branches that are clustered around the base of the plant, allowing it a shrubby appearance. Scattered along the branches are a series of hooked thorns and cream-coloured flowers appear in long clusters. Other distinguishing features include long and papery pods.
Acacia robynsiana are a red-listed species and protected under the Forestry Ordinance. They grow only in rocky habitats, more often than not on slopes and the top of ridges. There are 27 Acacia species recorded in Namibia, off which many are similar looking.
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