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Damara Milk Bush

Plants of Namibia

The Damara milk-bush (Euphorbia damarana) has slender, grey succulent stems. It can grow to 2.5m in height, large for such a shrub and the presence of toxic, milky latex make it one of the more impenetrable plants of the northern Namib Desert. At the tips of its branches are yellow-brown capsules which appear during the fruiting season. Male and female flowers are produced in separate plants, so not all plants bear fruit.

This plant is listed under Cites 2. It grows in abundance where it occurs, usually in rocky habitats, found on rocky slopes, river beds and plains. It is an endemic but is restricted to the northern Namib. Although it is a toxic shrub, a number of game species, notably gemsbok and black rhino feed on this plant. There are some 80 species recorded in Namibia and the fibres of the Damara milk-bush are investigated by for use in the textile industry.

Succulents of Namibia

Etendeka Mountain Camp

This remote lodge is a truly unique destination. Stunning scenery, award winning conservation and highly personal service are just some of the reasons that just about everyone who knows Namibia rates this as one of it's finest destinations

Grootberg Lodge

An extremely popular and well managed lodge which is owned by the local community, Grootberg has stunning views and interesting activities including Rhino tracking & Damara village visits

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Huab Lodge

A small private lodge, with attentive management. Activities centre on the Huab river which attracts game and a wonderful variety of birdlife. This is the perfect destination to relax for a few days and enjoy the tranquility of the bush.

Melissa's Guest House

In the dusty village of Kamanjab, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village

Oppi Koppi Restcamp

Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp

Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm

A non-profit organisation aimed at conserving Namibia's cheetah population. The lodge offers superb photographic opportunities at scheduled cheetah feedings, and also offers guided game drives to view wild cheetah.

Palmwag Lodge

This lodge is such an institution that Palmwag, which is no more than the lodge and a petrol station, is marked on every Namibian map. An excellent location to explore the remote conservancies of north western Namibia - and perhaps encounter some of the rare rhino or desert adapted elephant which the area is famous for

Palmwag Desert Rhino Camp

A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.

Rustig Toko Lodge

On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.

Namibia Holiday