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Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) are most abundant in the channels and waterways of the Okavango Delta. It is also evident in the Linyati Marshes and Kavango River. This fast-growing plant grows in clumps with tall bare stems that are topped with a crown of thread-like flower spikelets.

It is water-log and frost resistant, requires lots of water and sunshine. Some traditional uses include drying and splitting the stems to weave into doors and Tswana sleeping mats. The ancient Egyptians made paper from the pith in the stalks.

Topaz - Honeymoon Self Drive

20 Days - By using a range of accommodation types and styles this self drive manages to keep costs down while still visiting spectacular areas of the country.

Diamond - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - This spectacular self-drive itinerary, created especially for honeymooners, is the ultimate experience that Namibia has to offer in terms of luxury and exclusivity.

Tourmaline - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - Still staying in top quality accommodation the Tourmaline is a more realistic itinerary for those on a more upper mid-range budget.

Malachite - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - A good value for money mid range honeymoon self drive, visiting the best Namibia has to offer

Aquamarine - Honeymoon Self Drive

9 Days - Etohsa Park & the dunes of the Namib Desert are the two main attractions on this trip

Self Catering Namibia