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About Waterberg Plateau

Waterberg Plateau is situated in Namibia. Waterberg is one of the country's top backpacking tour destinations.


Waterberg Plateau airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport


As one of Namibia's Important Bird Areas (IBAs) Waterberg Plateau birdlife is rich and diverse, with a number of endemic and migratory species to be seen.


As the home of one of the country's top game reserves, Waterberg Plateau conservation is an essential initiative to preserve the biodiversity of this key area.


Waterberg Plateau malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is needed for Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, and the Caprivi Strip
•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


Waterberg Plateau plant life is fairly diverse, spanning from woodlands to rock outcrops, savanna grasslands and thorny scrub, with a range of desert plants to be found.

Safety Tips

•Waterberg Plateau is generally a safe and friendly travel destination
•Petty crime such as muggings, pick-pocketing and car break-ins are more common in the cities
•Keep valuables out of sight and secure, and carry a certified copy of your ID at all times
•Avoid travelling alone through the desert areas as it can be easy to get lost
•Be cautious in game reserves and do not leave the camp to wander alone as wildlife can be present at any time

Travel Books

Waterberg Plateau 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


Waterberg Plateau wildlife includes a number of species found at the Waterberg National Park which is home to a range of endangered and protected game, including Black rhino.


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