Birds of Namibia
Introduction: African cuckoos (Cuculus gularis) can be found in open woodland or Acacia type savannah on dry riverbeds with large trees associated with the south-west Kalahari Desert region. They are not usually observed in regions of dense forest and most dry areas.
Diet: Forages among shrubs and trees as well as on the ground for butterfly larvae. Searches for food in cattle dung.
Description: Dark ashey grey upperparts, with a whitish tipped, blackish tail. Ashey-grey wings. Yellow or yellow-orange legs and feet. Gularis is Latin for 'of the throat'.
Breeding: Brood parasite in fork-tailed Drongo nests. Lays, white, creamy or pinkish eggs.
Size: 33cm. Weight: 105g.
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.
Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland
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.