african sacred ibis
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: In Namibia, the African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) are found in grasslands, open habitats, farm dams, sewage dams and inland freshwater wetlands.
Diet: Pecks slowly when walking for insects, frogs, crabs, grasshoppers and locusts, crickets, fish, frogs, lizards, small mammals, eggs and nestlings, worms and molluscs.
Description Large ibis with bare black head and neck, mainly white plumage and a black tail. Threskiornis is Greek for 'a religious bird'.
Breeding: Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid from October to December in a nest built of sticks and branches lined with leaves and grass.
Size: 90cm. Weight: 1.25kg.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon