Welwitschia Plains, Swakopmund

3.8
#2 of 19 in Wildlife in Swakopmund
Welwitschia Plains allows visitors to discover the unique landscapes of the Namib Desert. Dry and uninhabited at first glance, this area boasts many species of lichen. Other desert vegetation you'll likely spot during your excursion includes various drought-resistant shrubs, like the so-called "dollar" bush and the ink bush. Adapted to the desert's arid conditions, these unusual plants survive on less than a single downpour of rain each year. Look for the 13 stone markers, which point to particular places of interest along the drive. Our Swakopmund day trip planning website makes visiting Welwitschia Plains and other Swakopmund attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Unique plant in the world is a dwarf conifer that has only two leaves. The largest is about 1500 years old and they say it is one of the longest-lived coniferous plants in the world. It's nice, yes, but doing almost 100 km of dirt in my opinion is not worth it. Looking at it in pictures is pretty much the same thing.
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  • Take the round trip from Swakopmund to the Welwitschia plans were an incredible site of these old plants can be seen. Some of them range between 1000 and 1500 years old. Take care and tread lightly as...  more »
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