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Monkey Thorn

Trees of Namibia

Monkey-thorn: One of the rarest members of Namibia's Acacia clan is the monkey-thorn Acacia galpinii. Found naturally along the banks of the Kwando River and Linyati Marshes, this is the tallest of the Namibian Acacia species often growing up to 30m high. Distinctive features of this deciduous tree include a rounded crown and a fluted trunk.

Other noticeable qualities of the A. galpinii are long, green, hairless leaves, a rough greyish-brown to yellowish bark and sharp thorns present on both the trunk and branches. Creamy-yellow, sweet-smelling flowers flourish prior to the leaves becoming visible from August to September. Reddish-brown seeds are housed in a pod which splits when mature.

Ostrich Self Drive

3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari

Dune Lark Self Drive

3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area

Damara Tern Self Drive

3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour

Guinea Fowl Self Drive

4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing

Red-Knobbed Coot Fly Drive Safari

12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima

Swakopmund Accommodation