Trees of Namibia
The Tamboti is a smallish, deciduous tree, (10m) with leaves that turn red to red-brown. It has a relatively long, sometimes thick, straight stem and roughly round, relatively dense crown. It is sometimes multi-stemmed and the old stems turn black with age. The bark breaks up into small, rectangular sections in longitudinal rows, that contain latex. The latex is poisonous and therefore even wood is not to be used for braai's.
The inflorescence flowers contain both male and female florets, and the fruits of the Tamboti ripen in September/October and split into 3 when falling. The wood is exceptional, especially for furniture; it is heavy, very hard, finely textured and oily. It also contains a poisonous substance which causes a severe eye irritation. Insects are known to cause the fallen fruits to hop around on the ground, especially on hot days. Great numbers of tamboti trees grow around Grootfontein.
Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia
Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a realxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders
Initially a christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves nearby are well worth a visit
Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge
A convenient stop close to Otavi
Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and olympic sized pool in Tsumeb
Situated near the centre of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.
Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide
10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi
An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation
Situated 20km west of Tsumeb
Between Otavi and Tsumeb.