Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The African finfoot (Podica senegalensis) can be found along quiet, wooded streams and rivers that flow along side vegetation and overhanging trees. Dam verges with the same features plus reed cover are also favoured. Finfoot are a shy species, difficult to observe on open water.
Distribution: Eastern Caprivi.
Diet: Forages close to the water's edge and river banks for mostly insects including dragonflies, grasshoppers, spiders, shrimps, fish, beetles, millipedes, crabs and snails. Occasions have been recorded where they have caught snakes and taken them into water, before eventually killing and eating them on land.
Description: Podica is Latin for 'pertaining to feet, or junction of toes' which refers to their rather unusual lobed toes.
Breeding: Between 1 and 3 eggs are laid between August and April in a grass, reed and rush leaf bowl, strengthened with thin twigs. Chicks often drop into the water from the nest when disturbed.
Size: 65cm. Weight: 650g. Males are larger than females.
6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia
3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.
3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.
3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek