A unique flat topped plateau rich in flora and fauna, take to your feet and learn to track rhino like the bushmen
Namibia is full of surprising scenery, and if you have time, adding a stop in the Waterberg is a great addition to your holiday. In contrast to the stark desert of the south, here you will find greenery and the opportunity to hike and enjoy this breathtaking scenery. Waterberg (Afrikaans: water mountain) is a massive table mountain in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50 km long, up to 16 km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the Kalahari is known, to a height of up to 200 metres. This natural barrier often intercepts clouds which cause them to release their moisture. This is the reason why the area is so lush and green. Waterberg Plateau Park became a national park in 1972 and is the home of game such as buffalo, white and black rhino, giraffe as well as eland, roan and sable antelope.
Spend your time here on nature hikes – there are a variety of hikes available from a gentle walk to a 5km trek to the top of the plateau. Track rhino on foot or by vehicle with expert guides. If you have time there is the opportunity to visit a traditional Hereo family on a small working farm.