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White Seringa

Trees of Namibia

The white seringa is a medium-large, (20m) deciduous tree, with leaves that turn bright yellow to red/red-brown in autumn. It has a wide-spreading, mostly fairly flat-topped, rather sparse crown and a long, straight, bare stem. Bark is pale grey in colour and it breaks up into small blocks which peel off when old. The flowers of the white seringa, are small and white, borne in sparse clusters, with male and female florets in the same inflorescence, and they appear with new leaves between October and December. The fruits are small and oblong in shape with capsules that grow in clusters. They are hard, four-cornered, glabrous and brownish black in colour and ripen in April/May. The wood is fairly light and soft and is used to some extent in furniture making, but is not durable or insect proof. It has a few medicinal uses and is only used sparingly by game. The white seringa can be found in the north of Namibia in the portion of mountainous country encompassing southern Owamboland and the Kaokoveld in the far northwest.

Trees of Namibia

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Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area

Kunene River Lodge

n great lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges

Mopane Camp

A campsite near the village of Opuwo

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community

Walvis Bay Accommodation