On Safari – Namibia – Quiver Tree Forest

The Quiver Tree Forest (Kokerboom Woud in Afrikaans) is a forest and a well-known attraction of southern Namibia. It is located about 14 km north of Keetmanshoop, on the road to Koës, in the Gariganus farm. It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, a species of aloe that is also locally known as “quiver tree” (Afrikaans: kokerboom) because bushmen use its branches to make quivers. The forest is spontaneous; the tallest quiver trees are two to three centuries old. The forest was declared a national monument of Namibia on June 1, 1995.

Hassselblad H5D 40 with 35-90mm at 40mm, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/180 sec

Tomorrow, we are off the the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop.

Cheers and happy photo’ing.