Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Anorthosite is a coarse-grained igneous rock that often emits an attractive blue iridescence due to the presence of labradorite feldspar.
Distribution: Occurs in the Kunene Complex and some deposits can be found in certain areas of Kaokoland and the Sinclair Sequence.
Composition: Made up from around 90% plagioclase feldspar.
Colouration: White or pale-coloured, often with a speckled appearance due to a copious infiltration of minor dark minerals such as pyroxene.
Uses: Some anorthosite is quarried for building.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
Previously this only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls. A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls
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