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Nomab waterhole in the western section of Etosha National Park

Nomab is a Nama word for ‘plant root’ and refers to the Elephantorrhiza suffruticosa plants found growing in these parts.

The tubers of this plant are highly favored by Elephants, which gives the plant its common name, Elephant-root Shrub. Before the approach road was tarred, Elephants would dig huge trenches in the road in search of these delicacies.

About: Nomab has a similar look and feel to Duineveld and produces excellent sightings of Springbok, Gemsbok, Burchell’s Zebra and Wildebeest. Notable birds include Ostriches, Kori Bustards, Lappet-faced and White-backed Vultures.

The waterhole consists of a shallow concrete basin.

Water Source: Borehole

Water Availability: Year-round


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