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About Namib Naukluft Park

Namib Naukluft Park is situated in Namibia. Namib Naukluft Park backpacking tours offer the beauty of the Namib desert with amazing views and stunning scenery.

Airports

Namib Naukluft Park airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport

Birdlife

Namib Naukluft Park birdlife spans mountain, desert and coastal regions, with an abundance of species to be seen. Mountain birds include black eagle, while coastal species include jackass penguins, terns, cormorants, flamingos and pelicans. Other species include lappet-faced vulture, greater kestrel, Gray's lark, dune lark, Herero chat and rosy-faced lovebirds.

Conservation

As one of Nambia's most beautiful and interesting parks, Namib Naukluft Park conservation is essential to protect and preserve the precious coastal, mountain and desert ecosystems. Spanning some 50 000km², the park is huge and lands are protected across the park.

Health

Namib Naukluft Park malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is not needed for Namib Naukluft Park
•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

Money

Namib Naukluft Park and banking information includes:
•ATMs can be found in cities such as Windhoek
•US Dollars and South African Rands are often accepted in Windhoek
•Credit cards will most likely not be accepted
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, airports or hotels in Windhoek

Plants

Namib Naukluft Park plant life is consistent with the parks large desert areas, with a number of succulants and desert-dwelling species to be seen. Around the coast and the mountains the vegetation is lusher however, with reeds, grasslands and heathers to be found. Strange looking plants such as the quiver tree can also be found across the park.

Safety Tips


•Namib Naukluft is generally a safe and friendly travel destination
•Do not ever wander off alone - it is all too easy to get lost in the desert
•Drink plenty of water and don't forget the sunscreen!
•Crime is almost non-existant, but be sensible and don't leave valuables lying around
•Be cautious around wildlife and do not leave the camp to wander alone as wildlife can be present at any time

Travel Books

Namib Naukluft Park recommended travel books include:
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Bradt Travel Guides
•The Rough Guide to First-Time Africa by Rough Guides
•Namibia - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and culture by Sharri Whiting
•Fodor's African Safari: From Budget to Big Spending, Where and How to Find the Best Big Game Adventure In Southern and Eastern Africa by Fodor's
•Pastoral Nomads of the Central Namib Desert: The People History Forgot by John Kinahan

Wildlife

With desert and mountain habitats, Namib Naukluft Park wildlife is fairly abundant, with a large number of mammals and reptiles to be seen. Desert mammals include elephant shrew, desert golden mole, dune hairy-footed gerbil, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, spotted hyena, brown hyena and springbok, while mountain mammals include baboon, leopard, cheetah, mountain zebra, gemsbok Oryx, rock hyrax , kudu, and klipspringer.

 

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