Namib Naukluft Mountains

Namib Naukluft Mountains

The Naukluft Mountains, usually only referred to as Naukluft, is a geologist paradise with its massive and varied rock formations.  The intermittent layers of horizontally folded igneous rock, quartzite, dolomite and shale are impressive with their giant symmetrical patterns.  The Naukluft is part of the Naukluft Park and is also a hiker’s paradise.  It offers moderate to very challenging hikes.  Animals found at Naukluft in addition to Hartmann’s mountain zebra are kudu, gemsbok, klipspringer, steenbok, duiker, leopard, black-backed jackal, baboon, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, caracal and aardwolf.  Naukluft steep cliffs are nesting grounds for various cliff-breeding bird species, including Verreaux’s eagles.

 

 

 

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