The National Flower of Namibia

Words like unusual, peculiar, wonderful, strange, bizarre, interesting, and, of course, unique are used to characterise welwitschia. It’s one of the few things on the planet that can legitimately call itself unique. There’s nothing else like it.  Not only...

The Baobab

[Adansonia digitata] Baobab Boab, boaboa, tabaldi, bottle tree, and monkey bread tree are some of the other names for this tree. The upside-down tree is also known as the Baobab Tree. Baobabs are deciduous trees that grow to be between 5 and 20 metres tall. The Baobab...

Aloes In Namibia

Aloe huntleyana is a little creeping aloe with greyish green leaves with white dots at the base. It branches into clusters up to a metre across. It has only been discovered in Omavanda, a tiny location near the highest plateau of Namibia’s Otjihipa Mountains,...

The Nara Melon

In Namibia’s Desert, a plant grows along the shore. It is vital not just to the indigenous people of that region, but also to the distinctive desert habitat’s preservation. The indigenous Topnaar people rely on Nara melon plants, which grow wild in this...