Plants of Namibia
Sandpaper aloe (Aloe asperifolia) is one of the northern Namib's few leaf-succulents. It grows in a circular pattern, reaching some 30cm in height. It bears greyish leaves that has brown teeth scattered along the leaf margins. This makes it rough to touch. It has characteristic horizontally arranged flower-heads with magnificent red flowers. The leaves are used to induce abortion.
This type of Aloe is abundant in position, but has a limited distribution, restricted to the central and northern Namib and grows mainly on gravel plains. Therefore, it is protected under the Nature Conservation Ordinance and is listed under Cites 2. There are 26 Aloe species in Namibia, not easy to tell apart.
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.