Namibia :: Kaokoland
:: Palmwag Area
Category: Places :: Town Small
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THE PALMWAG CONSERVANCY COVERS an area of 400 000 hectares. Wildlife includes Hartman’s Mountain Zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and kudu. The predator population is the largest outside of the Etosha National Park, with lion, cheetah and leopard; as well as brown and spotted hyena. Birdlife is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia’s endemic species present. There is also a healthy population of desert-adapted rhino (managed by the Save the Rhino Trust) and elephant.
Damaraland sand frogs (Tomopterna damarensis) inhabit the Uniab Riverbed near Palmwag. They have reddish-brown
upperparts with dark patches, and white undersides. They have stout bodies and rounded snouts and their calls are a
series of high-pitched tut-tut notes, repeated at around seven per second. These frogs are only found in Namibia and
|Address :||Kaokoland, Namibia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||MTC|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||10.35 NAD (May-2020)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||11.13 NAD (May-2020)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+264(0)81 129 7490|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping, Liquor, Airstrip|
Accommodation options vary from lodging and camping to staying at tented camps.
If you are particularly interested in the rhino or elephant populations of this area, you can experience these desert dwelling animals in their natural environment at the Desert Rhino Camp.
There is no police or hospital.
Palmwag is a good place to refuel as supplies can be very unreliable further north.
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia.
Cash, Debit and Credit cards are legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. But generally credit cards are accepted at garages in bigger and touristy towns. Take extra cash with still in case!
No tow-in in the area but Polka 24hr services this area they are based in Okahandja.+264(0)81 129 7490. Alternative tow-in numbers: +264(0)62 500 132 / +264(0)62 504 250. (Oct-17).
There is a Veterinary control gate where they check if you have meat.
Due to the vet fence at Palmwag you can take raw meat or animal products like unpasteurised milk into Palmwag when you come from the south, but you are not allowed to take it back south or past Palmwag if you come from the north.
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