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African marsh-harrier

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: African marsh-harriers (Circus ranivorus) are frog-eaters that inhabit only inland and coastal wetlands. They are usually solitary birds known to soar over breeding grounds at a great height, especially around mid-day. Circus is the Greek phrase from 'kirkos', a hawk that circles; a reference to their acrobatic displays.

Distribution: Patchy northern Namibia occurrence including Etosha National Park and the Caprivi.

Diet: Small mammals such as the striped mouse, vlei rat, ducks, frogs and fish. Eats heron and egret eggs and chicks and are known weaver nest raiders.

Description: Medium-sized raptor with long tail and wings, small bill and long legs.

Breeding: A grass and reed stem nest is built on a supporting twig affair where the female lays between 2 and 5 eggs and incubated for around 32 days.

Size: 48cm. Weight: 430g.

Taste of Namibia

6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Elephant & Rhino Tracking

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

Etosha Safari

3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek

Mundulea Hiking Trip

3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.

Tok Tokkie Walking Safari

3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.

Culture, Tradition and Wildlife Tour

3 Days - Cultural safari in the eastern Kalahari region. Visit the San / Bushman and Batswana people. Also included is a trip to a game farm where sightings of rhino and elephant are possible

Sossusvlei Camping Tour

3 Days - Budget safari option to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei Safari

3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek

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