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Corky monkey-Orange

Trees of Namibia

Corky monkey-orange (Strychnos cocculoiddes): This evergreen to semi-deciduous tree grows up to 4m high on Kalahari sands in dry woodland. It can be found in northern and north-eastern Namibian regions such as along the Kavango River, the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and around Rundu. The corky bark is pale grey to grey-brown and the under bark is a pale brown colour. The leaves are bright green above and a paler green below.

Small, green-white flowers display from October to December. A round berry is dark-green with white to pale green specks and turns yellow when mature in a hard, woody shell. The fruit is edible and the fermenting fruit can be made into an alcoholic drink. The seeds are toxic and the bark contains strychnine. The strong wood is used for tool handles.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Swakopmund Accommodation