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Plants of Namibia

The tsamma melon (Citrullus eeirrhosus)or Namib tsamma occurs throughout the Namib Desert from the Northern Cape through Namibia right up to Angola. It is a low-growing creeper and has conspicuous, but large fruits, initially light green and speckled before turning yellow later, seen mostly in the rainy season. Green to yellow, male and female flowers develop on the same plant lower down on the stem. The leaves are divided.

Citrullus are a member of the cucumber family in Namibia. They produce edible fruits, eaten by locals and animals for centuries, although somewhat bitter in taste. Animals have no trouble consuming the seeds. There are 3 species of Citrullus in Namibia and are a typical plains plant often found in other areas such as roadsides.

Plants of Namibia

Boulders Camp Wolwedans

This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Greenfire Desert Lodge

A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right

Wolwedans Dunes Camp

Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service

Wolwedans Mountain View Suite

An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Private Camp

Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more

Accommodation in Luderitz