Monday, July 14, 2014

The Namib-Naukluft National Park

Sandwiched between two deserts - the Namib in the west and the Kalahari in the east - Namibia's arid southern region offers breathtaking landscapes.

Dunes in the Namib-Naulkuft 

Namib Naukluft Park is the largest game park in Africa (40 000 sq. km) and fourth largest in Dead Vlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia the world. There are four sections in the park: Sossusvlei and Sesriem, Naukluft, Namib section and Sandwich Harbour.

Naukluft. Facilities: camping sites with communal ablution facilities. Camping sites are located near Naukluft River.
History. Naukluft Mountain Zebra park was established in 1964 with the accrual of farm Naukluft as a sanctuary for Hartmann's zebra. Most of the farm surrounding Naukluft mountain massif were purchased by 1970. In 1979 the area known as Diamond Area 2 (south of Kuiseb river, including Sesriem and Sossusvlei) was added to form Namib Naukluft Park.
Vegetation. The vegetation of the Naukluft complex has been classified as semi-desert savanna. There are several interesting species occurring in the area. Aloe sladeniana, Aloe karasbergensis, cluster fig, Commiphora, Acacia (thorn) and Euphorbia.
Wildlife. The following mammals are likely to be seen: steenbok, springbok, oryx, kudu, mountain zebra, dassie rat, chacma baboon, rock dassie, klipspringer. Up to 200 bird species have been recorded in the area.

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