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About Orange River - Namibia

The Orange River in Namibia runs through mining towns of Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund. Orange River Namibia budget travel offers a range of activities - ideal for adventure sports fans and nature lovers.

Airports

Orange River Namibia airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport

Birdlife

Orange River Namibia birdlife is extremely diverse, with 57 wetland bird species recorded, 14 of these endangered. The most common species seen includes Orange River White-Eye, Orange River Francolin, Cape cormorant, Damara tern, Hartlaub's gull, blacknecked grebe, lesser flamingo, chestnut banded plover, curlew sandpiper and swift tern.

Conservation

Orange River Namibia conservation plays a key role in preserving the ecosystems within the river area and surrounds. The Orange River wetlands are a designated RAMSAR site, due to the biodiversity of this area, and are home to a number of threatened and endangered bird species.

Malaria

Orange River Namibia malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is not needed to visit Orange River
•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

Plants

Orange River Namibia vegetation ranges from woodland savanna and lush vegetation and Welwitschia mirabilis, to rich wetland marshes, saltmarsh, island and bank vegetation.

Safety Tips


•Orange River is generally very safe, with a range of small safe towns on the route
•Do not ever river raft if you are a weak swimmer - the currents can be dangerous
•Follow all safety precautions when rafting and listen to your guide at all times
•The mining town of Oranjemund is not accessible to tourists without a pass

Travel Books

Orange River Namibia recommended travel books include:
•HNamibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Bradt Travel Guides
•HNamibia Space by Julienne du Toit
•HLonely Planet Namibia by Deanna Swaney
•HGetaway Guide to Namibia: On and Off the Road by Mike Copeland
•HSands Of Silence: On Safari In Namibia by Peter H. Capstick

Wildlife

With roughly 33 mammal species found across the wetlands and key areas, Orange River Namibia wildlife is fairly abundant. A number of land and water animals can be found, including Cape clawless otter and the massive 6ft mud-dwelling Barbel fish lurking in the water of the river.

 

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