freshwater fish | Namibia
Introduction: It is believed from early historical manuscripts that carp (Cyprinus carpio) were introduced to southern Africa in the 1700's and found their way to Namibia considerably later. They can be found in a wide variety of conditions, a testament to their hardy and tolerant nature. They prefer large water bodies with slow-flowing or standing water with soft bottom sediments, thriving in farm dams and large muddy waters.
Distribution: Widespread throughout central and southern Namibia, but absent from mountain areas and found mostly in the warmer low veld areas.
Diet: Carp are omnivorous and will feed on a wide range of plant and animal matter by scavenging and grubbing around in sediments.
Colouring: Variable from olive brown to rich brazen gold, fins are dark grey.
Breeding: Carp breed in spring and summer, laying sticky eggs in shallow vegetation. It is widely believed that larger females can lay in excess of 1,000,000 eggs.
Size: An extremely large freshwater fish they can grow to around 24kg in southern Africa.
Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures
An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm
Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post
The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia
A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment
Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.