Mopani worms. Large, beautiful and a delicacy for some locals.   a daring bar snack for tourists.  I prefer to admire them live.

Large, beautiful and a delicacy for some locals. a daring bar snack for tourists. I prefer to admire them live. (Ticked off on my bucket list - Done!

"Mopani worms: Photograph by Gary Buchler"

"Mopani worms: Photograph by Gary Buchler"

Mopani leaves.

Mopani leaves.

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)    worm (a delicacy)

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree) worm (a delicacy)

Baobab Mopani KNP

Baobab Mopani KNP

Mopani Tree - While you're looking closely, also check for mopani worms. The leaves of the mopani bush are their favourites to feed on!  If you see one of these trees up close, you'll recognise it by its distinctive butterfly-shaped wings. The likeness is even greater when the leaves blow gently in the breeze and it almost seems as if the leaves really are flying.

Mopani Tree - While you're looking closely, also check for mopani worms. The leaves of the mopani bush are their favourites to feed on! If you see one of these trees up close, you'll recognise it by its distinctive butterfly-shaped wings. The likeness is even greater when the leaves blow gently in the breeze and it almost seems as if the leaves really are flying.

Mopani worms are spiced and bbq'd in Namibia. trip.me CEO, Andre Kiwitz, had the pleasure of trying this one.

Mopani worms are spiced and bbq'd in Namibia.me CEO, Andre Kiwitz, had the pleasure of trying this one.

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