Trees of Namibia
Yellow-bark acacia: The yellow-bark acacia (Acacia erubescens) grows as either a tree or a shrub up to 6m high. V-shaped with flattened crown, this deciduous plant prefers rocky or stony areas in northern and central Namibia. The largest specimens though grow on sandy soils. Despite the impression from it's common name the bark is dark grey in older stems. Grey-brown to dark brown, curved thorns sport black tips and grow in pairs on stems with green leaves. The white to slightly reddish flowers blossom from August to December, at times through to April. A straight, thin but flattened pod will split open when ripe.
The bark is used to thicken milk in the north-west regions of the country. Livestock and game eat the pods and leaves and the wood is used in the manufacture of walking sticks. Many local gardens are protected by a 'thorny-branched, yellow-bark acacia fence'.
A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland
North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.