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 Palmwag

Palmwag is a nature reserve in northern Namibia. That is located in the Kunene region, in north-western Damaraland. It covers an area of 400,000 hectares. An interesting tree species that are being found there palm tree hyphaena pertesiana.

Wildlife species in Palmwag include leopard, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, Angolan giraffe, springbok, kudu, and African bush elephants. The reserve also has the largest population of south-western black rhinos in Africa; a local organization called Save the Rhino.

In the rugged and inhospitable Damaraland, water sources are scarce. For this reason, the seasonal Uniab River and its underground springs are of grave importance to the numerous wildlife species found in the area—most notably the desert-adapted rhino and elephant Trust protects them.
A breathtaking arid wilderness of rocky landscapes, grasslands and normally dry river courses against a backdrop of the flat-topped mountains of the Etendeka Plateau, the Palmwag Concession has much more to offer besides black rhino.

The morning fog drifting inland from the Skeleton Coast brings life-giving water for all manner of strange flora, including welwitschias, salvadora bushes, bottle-shaped pachypodium trees, poisonous euphorbias, leadwood trees, shepherd’s trees and more. Freshwater springs support diverse fauna including giraffe, kudu, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok (oryx), springbok, klipspringer and steenbok.