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Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The African hobby (Falco cuvierii), also known as the African hobby falcon, was first recorded by the French zoologist and author Frédéric Georges Cuvier (1775-1838). They inhabit woodland, savannah and forest savannah as well as Namibian broad-leaved woodland.

Distribution: Fairly uncommon to rare in selected areas of the Caprivi and Etosha National Park.

Diet: Aerial forager for insects at twilight. Also eats small birds not larger than the size of a dove.

Description: Rather small and slender, dark coloured falcon with uniform blackish-grey upper parts and deep rufous underparts.

Breeding: Borrows stick nests of species such as Wahlberg's eagle, black kite, pied crow and white-breasted cormorant. Females lay between 2 and 4 eggs between September and November incubated by the female for around 30 days.

Size: 30cm. Weight: 200g.

African Odyssey

23 Days - Visits everything between the Fish River Canyon (in the south) to the Zambezi Region (in the north) and still has time to head via the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls. Ideal for the first time visitor wanting to pack as much into their trip as possible

Combination Safari

19 Days - a good choice for those wishing to experience the best parts of Namibia & Botswana. For good measure a visit to the Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls is also include. Departs from Windhoek & ends either at Vic Falls or back in Windhoek

Itenga Wildlife Mobile Safari

15 Days - Our 'mobile safaris' offer a slightly more comfortable camping experience than the other itineraries on these pages. Alternating departures run between Windhoek & Victoria Falls visiting Chobe National Park, Etosha Park, a himba village, the coastal town of Swakopmund and the Sossusvlei sand dunes.

Namibian Experience Safari

14 Days - When we first designed a Namibian trip this was the itinerary, it still works brilliantly and is our most popular safari. Runs from Windhoek to Windhoek and includes all the major tourist attractions

Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari

12 Days - This mobile safari takes in the most popular attractions. Including the Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland (and a visit to a Himba settlement) the Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Hotels