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Schreiber's Long Fingered Bat

Bats | Namibia

Introduction: The most remarkable aspect of the Schreibers's long-fingered bat is the colossal colonies that are found in deep, dark, moist caves. At times over 300,000 individuals have been recorded, a feature that can be witnessed in Namibia whilst staying at Arnhem Caves and Restcamp. The heat emitted from such numbers have been known to change the temperature of a cave. An insectivorous bat, it may live for at least 20 years.

Distribution: Widespread in Namibia from Windhoek north to the Kunene River and Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), less for the Skeleton Coast area.

Diet: Small, soft bodied insects, especially over concentrations of water at night.

Colouring: Dark brown or charcoal coloured fur.

Size: Average body length 110mm. Weight: 10g

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Namibia Tours