Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Black-faced waxbills (Estrilda erythronotos) are usually observed in pairs or in small family groups in riverine thornbush and thornveld savannah near permanent water bodies.Distribution: Throughout central and northern Namibia, less for the Namib Desert and most of the southern reaches of the country.
Diet: Forages with other waxbills and pytilias on the bare ground for fallen seeds. Also reaches up on plants to take seeds. Takes caterpillars, beetles and nectar.
Description: Reasonably distinctive looking waxbill. Lores to ears black, hence the black-faced common name. Forehead pale grey, nape and crown dull grey-brown. Erythronotos is a Greek meaning for 'red-backed'.
Breeding: From January to May, females lay 2 to 6 eggs in a grass nest with an entrance tunnel. Incubation is for 12 days.
Size: 12cm. Weight: 9g.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls
On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha
On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls
An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area
n great lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges
A campsite near the village of Opuwo
One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland
Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants
On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.
A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls
On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis
Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community