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Aloe dinteri


The once wide distribution range of the A. dinteri has diminished over recent years. Head to the open plains of the Kunene River west of Ruacana for observations, as sightings from Spitzkoppe towards Omaruru, Tsumeb, Outjo, Opuwo and Etosha National Park are now critically rare and as a result they are a highly endangered species. Baboons are a known culprit, uprooting plants in times of drought to eat their swollen roots, which are soon discarded because of the bad taste. Goats and sheep trampling young plants also contribute to their demise.

Growth is similar to A. variegata and A. sladeniana, although they are a larger species. In garden conditions their leaves curl downwards, reaching lengths of 25cm, but only when they have been planted with soil from their natural habitat. small light pink to pale red flowers can be seen from January to March.

Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area

Kunene River Lodge

n great 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. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges

Mopane Camp

A campsite near the village of Opuwo

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community

Windhoek Car Rental