cardboard box travel shop logo

Cardboard Box Travel Shop


Geoffroy's Horseshoe Bat

Bats | Namibia

Introduction: Geoffroy's horseshoe bat are a highly gregarious creature that occur in colonies of several thousand if suitable roosting sites exist. One such site is at Arnhem Cave and Restcamp. As with other rhinolophids they have the ability to hibernate in temperate regions and roost from ceiling sanctuaries. This allows them to tolerate colder conditions, especially with an associated lack of resident insect prey.

During the summer months, Geoffroy's horseshoe bat accumulates body fat, providing fuel to survive the colder winter months. They can then reduce body functions and lower heartbeat levels as low as 2 pulses per minute.

Distribution: Namib Desert and southern and central Namibia.

Diet: Moths and small beetles and any ground insect can be caught due to their wing design. Their flying ability permits them to land on the ground.

Colouring: Brown-tipped grey fur.

Size: Slightly smaller than Rüppells horseshoe bat.

Boulders Camp Wolwedans

This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Greenfire Desert Lodge

A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right

Wolwedans Dunes Camp

Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service

Wolwedans Mountain View Suite

An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Private Camp

Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more

Namibia Tours