About BrandbergThe Brandberg Mountains are situated in the Damaraland region of Namibia. Brandberg is ideal for nature-loving budget travelers, and offers a wealth of natural wonders to experience.
Nearest Brandberg airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport
With over 150 species of birds recorded in the area, Brandberg birds are abundant and diverse - with more species within the monument area than in the entire surrounding areas all together. The mountain area has a large number of raptors, with 18 species recorded in recent years.
With a major nature reserve and a large diversity of plants, birds, insects, mammals and amphibians within the mountain area, Brandberg conservation is vital to preserve this precious biodiversity. The ravines and mountains also hold ancient rock paintings, which are preserved in the area as part of the park.
Brandberg malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is not needed for Brandberg
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need
Brandberg plant life is mostly comprised of the following vegetation regions: mopane savanna, semi-desert and savanna transition, and dwarf shrub savanna. There are a number of interesting plants to be found in this region, including two of the most striking plants of the Brandberg Mountain which are the Brandberg acacia and the Brandberg euphorbia.
•The Brandberg area is safe to visit, with very little crime
•Just to be on the safe side, it is best to keep valuables safe and out of sight
•Do not ever attempt to hike or climb if you have heart problems or other health disorders
•The sun can be very hot in this area, so drink lots of water and don't forget sunscreen at all times
•Do not wander off alone without a guide, it is too easy to get lost this way
Brandberg recommended travel books include the following:
•Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia Lonely Planet Country Guide by Deanna Swaney and Myra Shackley
•Namibia Footprint Handbook by Lizzie Williams
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre
•Namibia Globetrotter Travel Pack by Willie and Sandra Olivier
•The Tsisab Ravine and other Brandberg sites by Henri Breuil
•The best time to visit is between May and September in the cooler months
•The winter months from April to October are best for game viewing
•December and January are the busiest times along coastal areas
•The heaviest rains fall from January to April
Brandberg wildlife includes a large number of endemic species, with a rich diversity. Species include endemic and near-endemic mammals such as bats, rodents, and small carnivores. The slender mongoose and the rock mouse can be found here, as well as Angola wing-gland bat and the mountain zebra. Reptiles and amphibians are also found in high numbers.
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