Petrified Forest, Damaraland

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Otjozondjupa Region
An accumulation of tree trunks over 250 million years old, Petrified Forest stands as a national monument in the center of an arid desert. Discovered in the 1940s, the fossilized tree trunks were probably carried to this spot by an extensive flood. It's illegal to carry off even the smallest bit of petrified wood from here, and tour guides must accompany all visitors. Petrified Forest is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Damaraland Edition.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The petrified forest although it is interesting I found between sites in Namibia less interesting you see ancient secular trunks that have become petrified after centuries but beyond this nothing else anyway to see
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  • August 12, 2017
    Nice to see the petrified trunks. Walk around with a guide is mandatory. This also has added value because the guide many talks about how the tribes there have come and how they are petrified. Also told the Guide on plants that grew there. Nice to have seen.
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  • August 12, 2017
    easy access walk in the bush but nice guide repetitive and limited interest if you miss time prefer the rock engravings
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  • August 20, 2017
    Very interesting visit. One hour visit well spent. Attention to the false sites!
  • August 29, 2017
    It was a very interesting visit
  • November 18, 2016
    Good to see welwitschia mirabilis and tree stumps that turned to stone
  • March 29, 2016
    The place is unique and the tour increases the astonishment. Be exstremely careful with those poison bushes, they are dangerous. A liitle tip will make your tour really personal!
  • March 30, 2016
    The entire region is beautiful, so the Painted Forest is no exception, but if you HAVE seen painted forests before (of the admittedly few in the world), this isn't terribly exciting—painted forests are technically fascinating, but not all that spellbinding in person.

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