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About Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe is situated in Namibia. Spitzkoppe is a popular budget travel destination for nature lovers and adventurists.

Airports

Spitzkoppe airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport
•Walvis Bay Airport

Birdlife

Spitzkoppe birdlife is surprisingly rich for such a remote area, and a large number of species can be seen from the Namibia endemic Herero chat, to Rüppell's korhaan, white-tailed shrike, Monteiro's hornbill, Stark's lark, lark-like bunting, Namaqua sandgrouse, yellow-bellied eremomela, chestnut-vented tit-babbler, bokmakierie, lanner falcon, peregrine falcon, augur buzzard, greater kestrel, martial eagle, African hawk-eagle and black-chested snake-eagle.

Conservation

As one of the country's most ancient rock painting sites, and an important geographical site, Spitzkoppe conservation includes preservation and protection of wildlife, bird, plant as well as indigenous culture, and as such the site is only accessible to paying visitors and strict laws apply to those visiting the area.

Malaria

Spitzkoppe malaria information includes:
•Spitzkoppe is not a malaria zone, so no medication will be needed to visit this area
•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 if you are continuing on to a malaria zone

Money

Spitzkoppe money and banking information includes:
•ATMs can be found in town nearby
•US Dollars and South African Rands are often accepted at major retailers
•Most large hotels, game parks and shops accept credit cards
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, airports or hotels
•Banking hours are Monday to Friday 09h00-15h30 and Saturday 09h00-11h00

Plants

With starkly constrasting grante outcrops and barren landscapes, Spitzkoppe plant life is fascinating and strange. The famous Namibian quiver tree can be found throughout the area, as well as other plants such as acacia, shepherd and butter trees, with thorny scrub and dry grasslands also to be found.

Safety Tips


•Do not wander around the area without a guide, the site is easy to get lost in and you could lose your sense of direction easily
•Make sure you have water with you at all times and always wear high factor sunscreen
•The area is very safe with low crime, however just to be safe, keep valuables secure and out of sight
•Do not attempt to hike or climb the surrounding area if you have any health issues
•A satellite phone is very useful in the desert areas and is highly recommended

Travel Books

Spitzkoppe recommended travel books include:
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre
•Namibia Footprint Handbooks by Lizzie Williams
•Namibia Insight Guide by Apa
•Namibia Globetrotter Travel Pack by Willie Olivier and Sandra Olivier
•Namibia Lonely Planet Travel Guide by Deanna Swaney

Wildlife

Spitzkoppe wildlife is surprisingly rich, with a large number of desert species to be found including rapier-horned oryx, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, springbok, mountain zebra and dassie rat. Other species such as spotted hyena, brown hyena, caracal, leopard and golden mole can all be found in the region.

 

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