Trees of Namibia
Brittle-thorn (Phaeoptilum spinosum): This shrub belongs to the bougainvillea family and is the only member of this family found in the country. It is deciduous, multi-stemmed which grows up to 2m high and 3m in diameter. Features include arching branches with spinescent twigs. As one of the most common woody species found in the dry western and southern regions of Namibia, it grows in a number of habitats.
The bark is brown-grey and young branchlets are pale brown-grey with defined, white flecks. The leave are olive-green and grey-green on both the upper and lower sides. Tubular flowers are yellow-green to pale yellow and display from October to January. Fruits are silver-white to yellow, bright pink or red and are eaten by small stock as are the flowers.
3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei
4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.
4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei
5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha
6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz
7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements