Waterberg Plateau & central environs

Namibia

  • George and Chris from Flintshire travelled to NamibiaHi Jane, well you did it again, another great holiday which not only met but exceeded many of our expectations. It would be difficult to pick out any one highlight from a trip which included flamingos in the sunset at Walvis Bay to a sky almost white with stars at Etendeka. If we had to select one element though it would be the four nights with Waylon and Michael of Kunene Tours exploring the wilder reaches of north western Namibia. We would never have thought it possible to have one of the tenderest steaks we have ever had, cooked on a camp fire in the middle of nowhere. It also adds to the experience when your guide gets genuinely excited as happened when we sighted a cheetah along the Hoanib River. Once again thank you, diolch yn fawr iawn (thank you very much indeed).George and Chris from Flintshire travelled to Namibia

    George and Chris from Flintshire travelled to Namibia
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The Waterberg Plateau and central environs

The Waterberg Plateau National Park lies to the south-east of Otjiwarongo and is an interesting massif which rises some 700 ft off the surrounding plains. It is home to some wildlife, including eland and introduced white rhino, but the park is perhaps more important for its birdlife (over 200 species) and flora. Most people use the area to break the long journey between Windhoek and Etosha/Damaraland/the north. Vehicle movement is restricted on the plateau itself and some walking trails are available.

The region is also home to a number of private reserves. To the south-west of Otjiwarongo in the Omboroko Mountains is found the well known Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation. To the north of the plateau is the much less known Mundulea Nature Reserve, which is ideal for experienced nature lovers who wish to walk in the wilderness with an experienced guide. To the south-west, close to the town of Omaruru and bordering south-west Damaraland, the Erongo Mountains offer a wonderful scenic, walking and birding experience.

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