Poison Bottle Tree
Plants of Namibia
The poison bottle-tree is so called by the shape of its stem and because the milky sap of the plant has been used as arrow poison by Bushmen in the past. It is nonetheless a striking plant and interesting looking plant on Namibia's rocky slopes. A thick, upright stem can measure up to 50cm across at the base and it bears beautiful, large flowers. It can grow up to 2m in height, to add to its striking appearance. The flowers are pink to white and dark red towards the centre. It has shiny, leathery leaves which can measure up to 20cm in length.
Adenium bochmianum occurs in north-western and central Namib Desert and southern Angola. It grows in a variety of habitats, mainly in such places as slopes of mountains and along the escarpment. Only 2 species of Adenium occur in Namibia.
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
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
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
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.
In the village of Kamanjab lies this guest house, many guests stay here in order to visit the nearby Himba village
Just outside the town of Kamanjab lies this small restcamp
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.
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
A mobile camp, specialising in finding desert rhino. Offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.
On a large farm, offering visits to the nomadic Himba people.