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Angolan Epauletted Bat

Bats | Namibia

Introduction: The Angolan epauletted fruit bat is slightly larger in size to Peters's epauletted fruit bat. Many of their species have 'prominent transverse ridges in the soft palate' to compress fruit pulp against the tongue. This enables them to withdraw juices and then throw away the pulp.

Distribution: In the far north of Namibia, specifically from Epupa Falls to Oshakati regions to the Angolan border.

Diet: Mainly larger fruits such as papayas, flowers, buds and nectar.

Colouring: Buffy-brown above, paler below.

Size: Average body length of 140mm.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

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North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

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