One of the plant kingdom's most amazing specimens is the A. erinacea, a plant that grows into huge clusters, even in the most extreme of the country's habitats of the southern Namib Desert. In particular they favour the eastern slopes as opposed to western locations of inselbergs and mountains, because of the regular moisture from drizzle and fog. The localities of the few small colonies are not public knowledge.
A. erinacea means hedgehog, an accurate indication of their appearance. Plants do flower regularly, but not before inquisitive rock dassies have destroyed them before the seeds can disperse. Adaptation away form their natural habitat is possible, but success has been limited.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.