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Waterberg Plateau Park Namibia
NAMIBIA SAFARIS AND THE WATERBERG PLATEAU PARK
The Waterberg Plateau Park can be found 280 km north of Windhoek (the capital of Namibia) and stands out of the thorn savannah with its lush vegetation on its lower slopes. This 20 km wide and 50 km long table mountain massif consists of porous sandstone that leads to surface water springs at the foot of the mountain - from which it gets its name. We have a few Namibian safaris that include a visit to the Waterberg Park where you can see the 400 metre plateau that towers above the surrounding Namibian areas – offering an ideal terrain for safari games drives through this National Park.
Historians may have heard of the name Waterberg already… It was here where in 1904 a devastating battle between the Hereos and the German Colonial soldiers took place, resulting in a military graveyard near the park being the only remembrance to this tragic Waterberg event.
Nowadays the Waterberg Plateau is a sanctuary to many endangered species; these scarce animals can be seen on a game drive on a Waterberg Park expedition. The inhabitants of the Waterberg Park include; black and white rhinos, buffalo, various types of antelopes, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, wild dogs and the only herd of Cape vulture in Namibia. Besides the big mammals in this area, several enchanting smaller creatures can be seen as well, such as the Damara Dik-Dik or lesser bush babies. The Waterberg plateau is said to be one of the most interesting geological sites in Namibia and offers a rich variety of flowers, trees and shrubs. You can experience karees, lead wood and buffalo-thorn trees with the weeping wattle displaying its yellow flowers in spring. Other Namibian and Waterberg attractions are the dinosaur tracks and petrified dunes. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to explore the Waterberg Park in their own vehicles, therefore one must go with one of the regular daily excursions organized by the park or organized on one of our Namibia safaris.
The nights can be spent in the beautiful rest camps, which can accommodate more than 200 people or at the campsite. If you would like a tailor-made Namibia safari including the Waterberg Park please send us an enquiry; our Namibian Safaris are exceptional and exciting.
Have a look at our Namibia safaris that pass through the Waterberg Plateau Park below. Find other Namibian attractions below that you might want to visit on your Namibia Safari.
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Safaris that pass through the Waterberg Park:
Explore Namibia on our Pure Namibia safari; this 15-day camping safari is one of our most popular African adventures including the Namibian highlights of Etosha National Park, the Waterberg Park and more. Read more…