Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Black-faced babblers (Turdoides melanops) are a sociable species found not only in thickets but in particular where there is a high tree canopy and long grass. Favoured tree species include Zambezi Teak, purple-pod terminalia and Acacia trees.Distribution: The main concentrations in Namibia are in the vicinity of the Kavango River. Other observations include in Etosha National Park and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Forages and rummages on the ground and through fallen leaves for insects, reptiles and fruit.Description: Melanops refers to their 'black eye'. Often confused with the smaller arrow-marked and Hartlaub's babblers, which do not have the dark brown underwings and yellow eyes of this species.
Breeding: Usually up to 4 other members of this species assist in the construction of the nest, which is bowl-shaped and made from grass. Females lay 2 to 3 eggs from October to December.
Size: 27cm. Weight: 73g.
A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park
On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park
Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp
Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp
Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation
Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park
40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant
Situated just north of the town of Outjo around 90km south of the Park
One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole
On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area
Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park
Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park
Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park
Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay
A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole
Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park
On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience
Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.
This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges