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Blue Waterlily

Namibia

In Namibia the peeled tubers of Blue Waterlilies (Nymphaea nouchali)are boiled and roasted and eaten as a staple food. They inhabit pools, dams, lakes and rivers mainly in the Kavango River, Chobe River, Linyati Marches and Okavango Delta.

Their star-shaped blue or pinkish flowers emit a pleasant aroma, attracting beetles, bees and other insects. The exposed tubers are also eaten by hippos, monkeys and baboons as well as humans. African and Lesser Jacanas walk on the large, glossy-green rounded leaves on the hunt for insects and the Pygmy Goose and Wattled Crane eat the fruits. Roots are powdered to use in the treatment from coughs, cold and asthma. The Blue Waterlily loves plenty of sunshine and water, is frost resistant and flowers from September to April.

Taste of Namibia

6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Elephant & Rhino Tracking

4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia

Etosha Safari

3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Mundulea Hiking Trip

3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.

Tok Tokkie Walking Safari

3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.

Sossusvlei Safari

3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek

Self Catering Namibia