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mopani

(mɒˈpɑːnɪ) or

mopane

n
(Plants) a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard wood. Also called: ironwood
[C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane]
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Beneath the shade of mopane trees, I fall asleep listening to giggling hyenas and wake up to hippos honking and spluttering in the meandering Luangwa river, still flowing at the end of May.
The ground layer is composed of species such as indigofera suffaiticosa, lippie javanica and regenerations of colophospermum mopane, diospyros quiloensis and a wide variety of mature and regenerating Acacia species.
2012, Kirk-Spriggs, Malaise traps Miombo & Mopane woodlands (BMSA); 1$ 24 mi.
The participating lodges are Damara Mopane Lodge, Etosha Safari Lodge and Etosha Safari Camp.
The entire assemblage of guests was then served a traditional Namibian barbecue (a branii(1) of meat, including beef, pork, goat, lamb, chicken and sausages) served with a porridge-like mixture called mahango or pap; a very salty local spinach; and bowls of mopane worms(2) that are considered a delicacy in various parts of southern Africa.
The small but striking northern constellation Delphinus the Dolphin is known in Setswana as gakgala, "The Mopane Worm".
Specialists said the caterpillars are likely to be mopane worms, the larvae of emperor moths, which are commonly eaten in Africa.
Modification of methods of preparation was done on samples collected from the mopane trees in areas where these occur in large quantities.
To experience this region, guests can now choose from six itineraries that take them on safari through the pristine wetlands and mopane forests of Botswana's Okavango Delta, across Namibia's breathtaking desert landscapes and red dunes on foot, and on a hike to the top of 19,341-foot Mt.
There are 13 black rhino living among the silver-edged mopane trees.
Kapani, which means Oplace of mopane trees,O was built by Norman Carr in 1986, and was his home until his death in 1997.
Locusts are a delicacy in parts of Africa and in Southern Africa, mopane worms, which are a sort of caterpillar, are sold in packets in bars along with a cold beer, rather like cheese and onion crisps.